Kirsten L. Greene, MD, MS, (shown on left with urology resident Melissa Sanford, MD) has been named vice chair of education for the department of urology. An associate professor of urology, Greene has served as director of the UCSF urology residency program for the past year. In her new role, she will assume additional responsibility for both resident and medical student training. Greene is the first woman to hold a vice chair position within the department, succeeding Jack McAninch, MD, an internationally recognized pioneer in urology, who retired in June 2013.
Greene’s clinical expertise includes screening, diagnosis and management of genitourinary malignancies and minimally invasive treatment options. She treats patients at UCSF and also serves as chief of the division of urology at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center. Greene earned her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and then completed general surgery and urology training at UCSF, where she also earned a master’s degree in clinical research.
Greene notes that her goal as vice chair is to expand the experience of urology within the medical school and to ensure that UCSF continues to have the best urology residency training program in the country.