Kimberly S. Kirkwood, MD

Pancreatic and gastrointestinal surgeon

Dr. Kimberly Kirkwood specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer as well as tumors of the stomach, spleen, gallbladder, bile duct and gastrointestinal tract. A skillful laparoscopic surgeon, she is an expert in applying minimally invasive techniques to treat abdominal tumors and has a particular interest in improving outcomes for patients after pancreas surgery.

Kirkwood earned a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a surgical residency and a fellowship in advanced general surgery with a focus on pancreatic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also completed a three-year surgical research fellowship at UCLA in hepatobiliary disease. Kirkwood is active in many national societies including the Pancreas Club, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Association for Academic Surgeons and Society of University Surgeons. Her research focuses on understanding the development of pancreatic cancer at a cellular level. She is a professor of surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 502-5577
Fax: (415) 502-2236

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pancreas Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-2161
Fax: (415) 353-2505

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Kimberly S. Kirkwood

Education

University of Pennsylvania 1985

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery 1993

Fellowships

University of California, Los Angeles, Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery 1989

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Fonseca AL, Kirkwood K, Kim MP, Maitra A, Koay EJ. Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas: Current Understanding and Future Directions for Stratification of Malignancy Risk. Pancreas. 2018 Mar; 47(3):272-279.
  2. Kirkwood R, Damon L, Wang J, Hong E, Kirkwood K. Gangrenous cholecystitis: innovative laparoscopic techniques to facilitate subtotal fenestrating cholecystectomy when a critical view of safety cannot be achieved. Surg Endosc. 2017 Dec; 31(12):5258-5266.
  3. Ivry SL, Sharib JM, Dominguez DA, Roy N, Hatcher SE, Yip-Schneider MT, Schmidt CM, Brand RE, Park WG, Hebrok M, Kim GE, O'Donoghue AJ, Kirkwood KS, Craik CS. Global Protease Activity Profiling Provides Differential Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cysts. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Aug 15; 23(16):4865-4874.

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