Kirsten L. Greene, MD, MS
Kirsten L. Greene, MD, MS
Kirsten Greene received her undergraduate training from the University of Virginia where she obtained a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on full academic scholarship. She received her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in May 2000. She then completed her general surgery and urology training at the University of California, San Francisco where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the House Staff Teaching award in 2003. Greene is combining her interest in urologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery and outcomes research by completing a master's degree in clinical research at the University of California, San Francisco. While pursuing her master's degree, Greene continues as UCSF faculty specializing in urologic cancers and laparoscopy. She is part of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center located at the Mount Zion Medical Center and also operates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital.
Greene’s clinical interests include screening, diagnosis, and management of genitourinary malignancy and minimally invasive treatment of urologic disease. She has experience with robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgery and is involved in the development of new technologies and the creation of guidelines for care of urologic malignancies. Greene is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the Western Section of the AUA, the Société Internationale d'Urologie, Society of Women in Urology, and the American Medical Association.
Greene’s basic science research includes development of molecular diagnostics using complement immunology and telomerase reverse transcriptase. She conducted basic science research for three years on the role of the complement immune system on autoimmune disease and bacterial resistance. Most recently Greene worked with Rajvir Dahiya, PhD to explore epigenetic changes in prostate cancer.
Her clinical interests include outcomes research; decision analysis focusing on recurrence, survival, and quality of life after prostate cancer treatment; and development of guidelines for PSA screening. In a collaboration with the San Francisco Fire Department, Marshall Stoller, MD, Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA and Greene are evaluating the role of routine bladder cancer screening among firefighters and developing a longitudinal cohort for evaluation of all health conditions in this group.
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