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    Kimberly Dalal

    Kimberly M. Dalal, M.D.

    Cancer Surgery

    (Fellowship Trained)
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    Colorectal Surgery

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    (Board Certified)
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    Thoracic Surgery

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    Burlingame Center
    1501 Trousdale Drive
    Building B, 5th Floor
    Burlingame, California 94010
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    (650) 652-8787  F (650) 652-8770

    Professional Interests

    Abdominal surgery, Adrenal surgery, Advanced laparoscopy, Anal fissure, Anorectal disease, Cancer surgery, Colorectal surgery, Complex biliary surgery, Esophagectomy, Gallbladder surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Groin and incisional hernia repair, Hemorrhoids, Hepatobiliary surgery, Hernia surgery,
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    Cancer Surgery
    Adrenal masses, Bowel cancer, Cancer research, Colon and rectal cancer, Colon cancer, Cutaneous oncology, Endocrine cancers, Esophageal cancer, Gastrointestinal cancer, Head and neck cancer, Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, Laparoscopy, Liver cancer, Local excision of rectal cancer, Lung cancer, Melanoma,
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    Thoracic Surgery
    Benign esophageal disease, Diaphragmatic hernia repair, Esophageal cancer, Lobectomy, Lung and esophageal cancers, Mediastinal tumors, Mediastinal, chest wall and diaphragmatic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Pleural effusion, Thoracic lobectomy, Thoracic oncology,
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    Colorectal Surgery
    Anal fissure, Anal fistula, Colon and rectal cancer, Diverticulitis, Fistula, Hemorrhoids, Ileoanal pouch procedure, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Laparoscopy, Perianal and anal canal squamous cell cancer, Pilonidal cyst, Polyps, Rectal prolapse, Robotic surgery,
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    Additional Information

    Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, sarcoma, melanoma

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    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, traveling and running in her spare time.

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    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.

    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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