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Kristin A. Skinner, M.D.

Cancer, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer; Oncology; Surgical Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 276-3332

Fax: (585) 273-2859

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

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.

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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

1984
BS | University of Rochester
Biological Science

1988
MD | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine
Medicine

1989-1995
General Surgery | University of California
Residency

1989-1995
General Surgery | University of California
Internship

1990-1992
| Surgical Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, California
Fellowship

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 06/01/1992
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at UCLA School of Medicine

07/01/1989 - 06/01/1995
Residency in Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine

07/01/1989 - 06/01/1995
Residency in Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine

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Awards

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

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

2017
Saran JS; Hoefnagel AL; Skinner KA; Feng C; Smith DI. "Comparison of single-injection ultrasound-guided approach versus multilevel landmark-based approach for thoracic paravertebral blockade for breast tumor resection: a retrospective analysis at a tertiary care teaching institution". "Journal of Pain Research". 2017; 10: 1487--1492.

2017
Saran JS, Hoefnagel AL, Skinner KA, Feng C, Smith DI. "Comparison of single-injection ultrasound-guided approach versus multilevel landmark-based approach for thoracic paravertebral blockade for breast tumor resection: a retrospective analysis at a tertiary care teaching institution." Journal of pain research. 2017 10:1487-1492. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

7/2015
Turner BM, Skinner KA, Tang P, Jackson MC, Soukiazian N, Shayne M, Huston A, Ling M, Hicks DG. "Use of modified Magee equations and histologic criteria to predict the Oncotype DX recurrence score." Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2015 Jul 0; 28(7):921-31. Epub 2015 May 01.

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 Publishers2005

2001
Chapter Title: What information on potential tumor progression in Barrett's metaplasia can be derived the genetic models?
Book Title: Barrett's 2000- 300 Questions -300 Answers.
Author List: Skinner KA
Edited By: Giuli R, Couturier D, Siewert JR, Scarpignato C, Schapiro M
Published By: John Libbey Eurotext2001 in Montrouge, France

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 Arnold2001 in London

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