Kristin A. Skinner, M.D.

Kristin A. Skinner, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-4501

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Dr. Kristin Skinner earned a B.S. degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester and received her M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University. She completed her training in general surgery and fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then spent several years on the faculty at the University of Southern California, before going to NYU in 2003 as the Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer.



Dr. Skinner is actively involved in clinical and translational research evaluating biologic markers of breast cancer risk, possible molecular diagnostic markers in breast cancer, the application of intraductal approaches to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the potential for less invasive forms of treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast. She has received funding from the American Cancer Society, the NIH, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, and the Susan G.
Komen Foundation.

Dr. Skinner is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of over twenty professional societies including the Association of Academic Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Kristin Skinner is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology (with tenure)(, Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of Comprehensive Breast Care at Pluta at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She earned a B. S. degree with Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester and received her M. D. degree form the Johns Hopkins University. She completed her training in general surgery and fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then spent several years on the faculty at the University of Southern California before moving east. She spent almost four years at New York University as the Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program before being recruited here to help develop the Multidisciplinary Breast Program here. She has focused her practice on caring for men and women with breast disease for more than 15 years.



Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Skinner is also actively involved in clinical and translational research evaluating biologic markers of breast cancer risk, possible molecular diagnostic markers in breast cancer, the application on intraductal approaches to breast cancer diagnosis an treatment, and the potential for less invasive forms of treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast. She has received funding from the American Cancer Society, the NIH, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Dr. Skinner has been named one of America's Top Doctors for Cancer by Castle Connelly for the past 10 years, and has been a member of the Mastery of Breast Surgery Program of the American Society of Breast Surgeons since it started in 2009. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of over twenty professional societies including the Association of Academic Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Skinner believes that it is essential to pay attention to quality of care and outcomes and regularly reviews the care provided at Comprehensive Breast Care at Pluta to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided to our patients, and that our outcomes are at least as good as, if not better than, those of our peers locally and nationally.

Her philosophy is that each person affected by breast cancer is unique and that by using a multidisciplinary approach that combines the expertise of specialists in all aspects of breast care, a plan can be developed that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Patient-and Family-Centered Care Award | University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership Honors | University of Rochester 2011 - 2012
America's Top Doctors for Cancer | Castle Connolly 2007 - Present
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Junior Faculty Research Award, 2001 2001
Jeanine Chalabian, M.D., Most Dedicated to Teaching Award | University of Southern California, Department of Surgery 2000 - 2001
USC Department of Surgery Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year 1999 - 2000
Jeanine Chalabian, M.D., Most Dedicated to Teaching Award - University of Southern California, Department of Surgery 1998 - 1999
NIH Training in Collaborative Clinical Oncology Research Grant 1996 - 1997
Phi Beta Kappa, Iota Chapter, New York 1984 1984

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Oncology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

MD | Medicine | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine1988
BS | Biological Science | University of Rochester1984
General Surgery | Residency | University of CaliforniaAttended 1989 - 1995
General Surgery | Internship | University of CaliforniaAttended 1989 - 1995
Fellowship | Surgical Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAttended 1990 - 1992

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at UCLA School of Medicine07/01/1990 - 06/01/1992
Residency in Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine07/01/1989 - 06/01/1995
Internship in Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine06/01/1988 - 06/01/1989