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Kristin A. Skinner, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 276-3332

Fax: (585) 321-1724

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groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Hospital Medicine, Surgery

Biography

Dr. Kristin Skinner is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology. 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.

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Specialties

    Education

    1988
    MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/1990 - 06/01/1992
    Fellowship in Fellow at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    07/01/1989 - 06/01/1995
    Residency in Resident at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    06/01/1988 - 06/01/1989
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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    Awards

    2015
    Elethea H. Caldwell, M.D. Plastic Surgery Residents Teaching Award
    Location: University of Rochester

    2012
    Vitals Patient Choice Award

    2011 - 2012
    Patient-and Family-Centered Care Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership Honors
    Location: University of Rochester

    2007 - Present
    America's Top Doctors for Cancer
    Sponsor: Castle Connolly

    2001
    Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Junior Faculty Research Award, 2001

    2000 - 2001
    Jeanine Chalabian, M.D., Most Dedicated to Teaching Award
    Location: University of Southern California, Department of Surgery

    1999 - 2000
    USC Department of Surgery Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year

    1998 - 1999
    Jeanine Chalabian, M.D., Most Dedicated to Teaching Award - University of Southern California, Department of Surgery

    1996 - 1997
    NIH Training in Collaborative Clinical Oncology Research Grant

    1984
    Phi Beta Kappa, Iota Chapter, New York 1984

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    Publications

    Journal Articles

    5/22/2023
    Escandón JM, Butterfield JA, Christiano JG, Gooch JC, Olzinski AT, Prieto PA, Skinner KA, Langstein HN, Manrique OJ. "Wise-Pattern versus Transverse Pattern Mastectomy in Two-Stage Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis." Plastic and reconstructive surgery.. 2023 May 22; Epub 2023 May 22.

    4/26/2023
    Escandón JM, Christiano JG, Gooch JC, Olzinski AT, Prieto PA, Skinner KA, Langstein HN, Manrique OJ. "Two-Stage Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Using Intraoperative Fluorescence Imaging: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis." Plastic and reconstructive surgery.. 2023 Apr 26; Epub 2023 Apr 26.

    1/31/2023
    Turner BM, Finkelman BS, Hicks DG, Numbereye N, Moisini I, Dhakal A, Skinner K, Sanders MAG, Wang X, Shayne M, Schiffhauer L, Katerji H, Zhang H. "The Rochester Modified Magee Algorithm (RoMMa): An Outcomes Based Strategy for Clinical Risk-Assessment and Risk-Stratification in ER Positive, HER2 Negative Breast Cancer Patients Being Considered for Oncotype DX Testing." Cancers.. 2023 Jan 31; 15(3)Epub 2023 Jan 31.

    Books & Chapters

    2005
    Chapter Title: Ductal carcinoma in situ: clinical studies and controversies in treatment.
    Book Title: Early Breast Cancer
    Author List: Woo C, Skinner KA, Silverstein MJ
    Edited By: Warren R, Morgan M, Benson J, Querci della Rovere G
    Published By: Harwood Academic Publishers 2005

    2001
    Chapter Title: In situ breast carcinoma: surgical issues.
    Book Title: Difficult Problems in Surgical Oncology.
    Author List: Silverstein MJ, Skinner KA, Waisman JR
    Published By: Edward Arnold 2001 in London

    2001
    Chapter Title: Principles of molecular biology for cancer surgeons
    Book Title: Difficult Problems in Surgical Oncology
    Author List: Hwang RF, Baril NB, McGarvey ME, Chiang MH, Formenti SC, Skinner KA
    Edited By: Silberman H, Silberman A
    Published By: Edward Arnold 2001 in London

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