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

Fax: (585) 273-2859
Administrative: (585) 276-3332

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

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

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Jul
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; 28(7):921-31. Epub 2015 May 01.
2014 Oct
Zhang Z, Wang J, Skinner KA, Shayne M, Hajdu SI, Hong B, Hicks DG, Tang P. "Pathological features and clinical outcomes of breast cancer according to levels of oestrogen receptor expression." Histopathology. 2014 Oct; 65(4):508-16. Epub 2014 Aug 01.
2014 Jul
Zhang Z, Wang J, Tacha DE, Li P, Bremer RE, Chen H, Wei B, Xiao X, Da J, Skinner K, Hicks DG, Bu H, Tang P. "Folate receptor ? associated with triple-negative breast cancer and poor prognosis." Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine. 2014 Jul; 138(7):890-5. Epub 2013 Sep 13.
Vedantham S, O'Connell AM, Shi L, Karellas A, Huston AJ, Skinner KA. "Dedicated Breast CT: Feasibility for Monitoring Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Treatment." Journal of clinical imaging science. 2014 4:64. Epub 2014 Nov 29.
2012 Aug
Peppone LJ, Rickles AS, Janelsins MC, Insalaco MR, Skinner KA. "The association between breast cancer prognostic indicators and serum 25-OH vitamin D levels." Annals of surgical oncology. 2012 Aug; 19(8):2590-9. Epub 2012 Mar 24.

Current Appointments

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


Surgery - American Board of Surgery


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