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    Kimberly Dalal

    Kimberly M. Dalal, M.D.


    Cancer Surgery

     
    (Fellowship Trained)
    Accepting new patients

    Surgery

     
    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients


    Burlingame Center
    1501 Trousdale Drive
    5th Floor
    Burlingame, California 94010
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    (650) 652-8787 

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    Additional professional interests

    Surgery: Sarcoma
    Cancer Surgery: Clinical trials

    Medical Affiliation(s)


    Hospital Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha
    Internship:
    University of California, San Francisco
    Residency:
    University of California, San Francisco; Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship(s):
    Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Physicians/Harvard Medical School

    Department

    Surgery, General, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery

    Professional Interests

    Surgery
    Gastrointestinal surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery, Melanoma

    Cancer Surgery
    Bowel cancer, Cancer research, Colon and rectal cancer, Cutaneous oncology, Endocrine cancers, Esophageal cancer, Gastrointestinal cancer, Laparoscopy surgery, Liver cancer - primary and metastatic, Local excision of rectal cancer, Lung cancer, Melanoma, Molecular diagnostics, Pancreatic cancer, Parathyroid surgery, Perianal and anal canal squamous cell cancer, Radiofrequency and microwave ablations, Rectal oncology, Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Skin cancer, Soft tissue sarcomas, Sphincter preservation during rectal cancer treatment, Stomach cancer, Thyroid gland cancer

    Additional Information

    Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, sarcoma, melanoma

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English

    Community Activities

    Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; Assistant Professor of Surgery (Volunteer), University of California, San Francisco, Co-Founder, Peninsula Women's Healthcare Provider Network; President, West Hillsborough Preschool Executive Parent Board

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Dalal enjoys playing with her children, and running in her spare time.

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    Publications & Awards

    Selected publications:

    1. Moore, KA, Mery, CM, Jaklitsch, MT, Estocin, AP, Bueno, R, Swanson, SJ, Sugarbaker, DJ, and Lukanich, JM. Menopausal effects on presentation, treatment, and survival of women with non-small cell lung cancer, Ann Thorac Surg. 76(6):1789-1795, 2003.

    2. Moore, KA, Ito, H, Clancy, TE, Burgess, A, Zinner, MJ, and Whang, EE. Impact of menopausal status on the behavior of pancreatic cystic neoplasms in women, Curr Surg. 62(2):258-261, 2005.

    3. Dalal, KM, Moraitis, D, Iwamoto, C, Shaha, AR, Patel, SG, and Ghossein, RA. Clinical curiosity: cribriform-morular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma, Head and Neck. 28(5):471-476, 2006.

    4. Strong, VE, Dalal, KM, Malhotra, VT, Cubert, KH, Coit, D, Fong, Y, Brennan, MF, and Allen, PJ. Initial report of laparoscopic celiac plexus block for pain relief in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer, J Am Coll Surgeons. 203 (1):129-131, 2006.

    5. Dalal, KM, Kattan, MW, Antonescu, CR, Brennan, MF, and Singer, S. Subtype specific prognostic nomogram for patients with primary liposarcoma of the retroperitoneum, extremity, or trunk, Ann Surg. 244(3):381-391, 2006.

    6. Dalal, KM, Panageas, KS, Patel, A, Jaques, DP, Brady, MS, and Coit, DG. Patterns of first recurrence and post-recurrence survival in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma after sentinel lymph node biopsy, Ann Surg Oncol. 14(6):1934-1942, 2007.

    7. Dalal, KM, Woo, Y, Galanis, C, Gonen, M, Tang, L, Allen PJ, DeMatteo, R, Fong, Y, and Coit, DG. Detection of micrometastases in peritoneal washings of pancreatic cancer patients by the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, J Gastrointest Surg. 11(12):1598-1605, 2007.

    8. Endo, I, Gonen, M, Yopp, AC, Dalal, KM, Zhou, Q, Klimstra, D, D'Angelica, M, Dematteo, RP, Fong, Y, Schwartz, L, Kemeny, N, Shimada, H, Blumgart, LH, Jarnagin, WR. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: rising frequency, improved survival and determinants of outcome after resection, Ann Surg. 248(1):84-96, 2008.

    9. Dalal, KM, Woo, Y, Galanis, C, Gonen, M, Fong, Y, Coit, DG. Detection of micrometastases in peritoneal washings of gastric cancer patients by the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, Gastric Cancer. 11(1):206-13, 2008.

    10. D'Angelica, M, Dalal, KM, Blumgart, LH, DeMatteo, RP, Fong, Y, and Jarnagin, WR. Analysis of the extent of resection for adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder, Ann Surg Oncol. 16(4):806-816, 2009.

    Awards:

    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholar (1995)
    • Four Schools Physician-Scientist Program (1995)
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continued Fellowship for Medical Studies (1996)
    • Resident Research Award Paper, 35th Annual Meeting, Association for Academic Surgery (2001)
    • John A. Mannick Research Award, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital (2001)
    • Outstanding Abstract Presentation, 14th Annual Resident Research Symposium, UCSF (2001)
    • Resident Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School (2004)
    • Gastrointestinal Symposium/American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation Merit Award (2006)
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation Merit Award (2006)
    • Chairman's Award in Clinical Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2006)
    • U.S. Air Force R.O.T.C. National Cadet of the Year (1991)
    • U.S. Army Commendation Medal (2008)
    • U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal (2010)
    • U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (2010)

     

    Philosophy of Care

    I am a surgical oncologist and board-certified general surgeon with extensive clinical experience and research interests in hepatopancreaticobiliary and gastrointestinal cancer. At the Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center, I work with a team of specialists, including surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and pathologists. Together, we tailor the work-up and treatment plan for each individual patient through our Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Tumor Board, and we encourage patient participation in clinical trials.

    With an expert surgical team, I perform extensive open surgeries such as pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure), major hepatectomy, esophagectomy, gastrectomy, colectomy, and abdominoperineal resection, with the goal of achieving a cure.

    Moreover, I seek to improve the quality of life of patients, and I offer palliative procedures for patients with metastatic disease. Whenever possible, I perform laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery to minimize incisions and reduce pain. My research has focused on molecular methods for guiding surgical management of cancer.

    I have published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, and have lectured on these topics nationally and internationally. I received the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Chairman's Award for Excellence in Clinical Research and ASCO Merit Awards. I was previously a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, having served as Chief of Surgical Oncology at David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center and was deployed to Afghanistan.

    I appreciate the desire of well-informed patients to stay within their community and to receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art care, and I believe our team can provide that service to you and your family.




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