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. Dr Greene completed a master's degree in clinical research at the University of California, San Francisco in 2008. She is part of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center located at Mission Bay and is Vice Chair and Chief of Urology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In her role as the Associate Chair for Education she serves as the residency director and oversees medical student teaching in the UCSF School of Medicine.
Greene’s clinical interests include screening, diagnosis, and management of genitourinary malignancy and minimally invasive treatment of urologic disease. She is experienced 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. She has expertise in robotic surgery for kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer. 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, Society of Academic Urologists, and the American Medical Association.
Her interests include outcomes research focusing on recurrence, survival, and quality of life after prostate cancer and bladder cancer treatment. She is collaborating on novel prostate cancer imaging modalities and treatments, management of small renal masses, and bladder cancer care pathways. From a medical education perspective, she is leading studies examining burnout, depression, and resilience in residents and faculty. Dr Greene is the Urology representative to the UC Robotic Surgery Collaborative and is researching better ways to train surgeons regarding acquisition of robotic surgical skills and is developing a training pathway for Urology residents.
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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