Rita Mukhtar, MD

Breast surgeon

Dr. Rita Mukhtar specializes in breast surgery and acute care general surgery. For her breast cancer patients, she offers expertise in total skin-sparing mastectomies, wire localization surgery, breast conservation and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Mukhtar attended medical school at UCSF, where she received a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship to conduct research on the inflammatory response in sepsis, winning a resident research award. She remained at UCSF for general surgery residency and a research fellowship focusing on the role of inflammatory cells in breast cancer outcomes, funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program. After residency, she completed a fellowship in breast cancer surgery while serving as a clinical instructor in general surgery.

In addition to treating patients, she conducts research on breast cancer genetics and risk reduction, lobular breast cancer, and ductal carcinoma in situ. She is an assistant professor in the UCSF Division of General Surgery.

Clinics

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Nurse Advice Line : (415) 353-9752
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

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

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Rita Mukhtar

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 2006

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 2013

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Breast Surgery 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Campbell MJ, Baehner F, O'Meara T, Ojukwu E, Han B, Mukhtar R, Tandon V, Endicott M, Zhu Z, Wong J, Krings G, Au A, Gray JW, Esserman L. Characterizing the immune microenvironment in high-risk ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 01; 161(1):17-28.
  2. Mukhtar RA, Piper ML, Freise C, Van't Veer LJ, Baehner FL, Esserman LJ. The Novel Application of Genomic Profiling Assays to Shorten Inactive Status for Potential Kidney Transplant Recipients With Breast Cancer. Am J Transplant. 2017 01; 17(1):292-295.
  3. Price ER, Wong J, Mukhtar R, Hylton N, Esserman LJ. How to use magnetic resonance imaging following neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer. World J Clin Cases. 2015 Jul 16; 3(7):607-13.
  4. Mukhtar RA, Wong JM, Esserman LJ. Preventing Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment: Just the Next Step in the Evolution of Breast Cancer Care. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jun; 13(6):737-43.
  5. Campbell MJ, Wolf D, Mukhtar RA, Tandon V, Yau C, Au A, Baehner F, van't Veer L, Berry D, Esserman LJ. The prognostic implications of macrophages expressing proliferating cell nuclear antigen in breast cancer depend on immune context. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e79114.
  6. Mukhtar RA, Yau C, Rosen M, Tandon VJ. Clinically meaningful tumor reduction rates vary by prechemotherapy MRI phenotype and tumor subtype in the I-SPY 1 TRIAL (CALGB 150007/150012; ACRIN 6657). Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Nov; 20(12):3823-30.
  7. Lips EH, Mukhtar RA, Yau C, de Ronde JJ, Livasy C, Carey LA, Loo CE, Vrancken-Peeters MJ, Sonke GS, Berry DA, Van't Veer LJ, Esserman LJ, Wesseling J, Rodenhuis S, Shelley Hwang E. Lobular histology and response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Nov; 136(1):35-43.
  8. Adisa CA, Eleweke N, Alfred AA, Campbell MJ, Sharma R, Nseyo O, Tandon V, Mukhtar R, Greninger A, Risi JD, Esserman LJ. Biology of breast cancer in Nigerian women: a pilot study. Ann Afr Med. 2012 Jul-Sep; 11(3):169-75.
  9. Mukhtar RA, Moore AP, Tandon VJ, Nseyo O, Twomey P, Adisa CA, Eleweke N, Au A, Baehner FL, Moore DH, McGrath MS, Olopade OI, Gray JW, Campbell MJ, Esserman LJ. Elevated levels of proliferating and recently migrated tumor-associated macrophages confer increased aggressiveness and worse outcomes in breast cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Nov; 19(12):3979-86.
  10. Mukhtar RA, Moore AP, Nseyo O, Baehner FL, Au A, Moore DH, Twomey P, Campbell MJ, Esserman LJ. Elevated PCNA+ tumor-associated macrophages in breast cancer are associated with early recurrence and non-Caucasian ethnicity. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Nov; 130(2):635-44.
  11. Mukhtar RA, Nseyo O, Campbell MJ, Esserman LJ. Tumor-associated macrophages in breast cancer as potential biomarkers for new treatments and diagnostics. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2011 Jan; 11(1):91-100.
  12. Mukhtar RA, Baskin LS, Stock PG, Lee H. Long-term survival and renal transplantation in a monozygotic twin with cloacal dysgenesis sequence. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Dec; 44(12):e31-3.
  13. Mukhtar RA, Throckmorton AD, Alvarado MD, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Chiu C, Hwang ES. Bacteriologic features of surgical site infections following breast surgery. Am J Surg. 2009 Oct; 198(4):529-31.
  14. Mukhtar RA, Theodore PR. Benign thoracic disease in the elderly. Thorac Surg Clin. 2009 Aug; 19(3):313-9.
  15. Mukhtar RA, Kattan OM, Harris HW. Variation in annual volume at a university hospital does not predict mortality for pancreatic resections. HPB Surg. 2008; 2008:190914.
  16. Spitzer AL, Mukhtar RA, Harris HW. Image of the month--quiz case. Traumatic intramuscular cyst of the duodenum. Arch Surg. 2005 Oct; 140(10):1005-6.
  17. Mukhtar R, Choi J, Koo JY. Quality-of-life issues in psoriasis. Dermatol Clin. 2004 Oct; 22(4):389-95, viii.

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