Karla Kerlikowske, MD

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Karla Kerlikowske, MD

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology/Biostatistics, UCSF

karla.kerlikowske@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 750-2093 (voice)
VAMC 111A1, San Francisco, CA 94143

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Breast Oncology

Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, BS, 1978, Medical Technology
University of California, Berkeley, MS, 1984, Nutrition
University of California San Francisco, MD, 1988, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 1988-89
    Medicine Internship, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 1989-91
    Primary Care Medicine Residency, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 1991-93
    Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1991-93
    Clinical Instructor, Assistant Physician, UCSF Department of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • 1993-1999
    Associate Director, Women's Clinic, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999-present
    Director, Women's Clinic, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1994-present
    Assistant Professor In Residence, UCSF Department of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • 1994-present
    Assistant Professor In Residence, UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, San Francisco, CA
  • 2000-present
    Associate Professor, In Residence, Department of Medicine, Univ. of California, San Francisco
  • 2000-present
    Associate Professor, In Residence, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Univ. of California, San Francisco
  • 2000-present
    Professor, In Residence, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Univ. of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1975
    Tower Guard Award for Scholastic Achievement
  • 1975-77
    Honors College, Michigan State University
  • 1978
    Magna cum laude, Michigan State University
  • 1986
    Student Summer Research Fellowship, UCSF
  • 1987
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1994-96
    American Cancer Society Award for Primary Care Physicians

Selected Publications

  1. Kerlikowske K, Zhu W, Tosteson AN, Sprague BL, Tice JA, Lehman CD, Miglioretti DL. Identifying women with dense breasts at high risk for interval cancer: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2015 May 19; 162(10):673-81.
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  2. Torres-Mejía G, Smith RA, Carranza-Flores Mde L, Bogart A, Martínez-Matsushita L, Miglioretti DL, Kerlikowske K, Ortega-Olvera C, Montemayor-Varela E, Angeles-Llerenas A, Bautista-Arredondo S, Sánchez-González G, Martínez-Montañez OG, Uscanga-Sánchez SR, Lazcano-Ponce E, Hernández-Ávila M. Radiographers supporting radiologists in the interpretation of screening mammography: a viable strategy to meet the shortage in the number of radiologists. BMC Cancer. 2015; 15(1):410.
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  3. Sprague BL, Gangnon RE, Hampton JM, Egan KM, Titus LJ, Kerlikowske K, Remington PL, Newcomb PA, Trentham-Dietz A. Variation in Breast Cancer-Risk Factor Associations by Method of Detection: Results From a Series of Case-Control Studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 15; 181(12):956-69.
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  4. Hart V, Reeves KW, Sturgeon SR, Reich NG, Sievert LL, Kerlikowske K, Ma L, Shepherd J, Tice J, Sprague BL. The effect of weight change on volumetric measures of mammographic density. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Apr; 24(4):761.
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  5. Kerlikowske K, Gard CC, Sprague BL, Tice JA, Miglioretti DL. One versus Two Breast Density Measures to Predict 5- and 10-Year Breast Cancer Risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Jun; 24(6):889-97.
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  6. Vachon CM, Pankratz VS, Scott CG, Haeberle L, Ziv E, Jensen MR, Brandt KR, Whaley DH, Olson JE, Heusinger K, Hack CC, Jud SM, Beckmann MW, Schulz-Wendtland R, Tice JA, Norman AD, Cunningham JM, Purrington KS, Easton DF, Sellers TA, Kerlikowske K, Fasching PA, Couch FJ. The contributions of breast density and common genetic variation to breast cancer risk. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 May; 107(5).
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  7. Bertrand KA, Scott CG, Tamimi RM, Jensen MR, Pankratz VS, Norman AD, Visscher DW, Couch FJ, Shepherd J, Chen YY, Fan B, Wu FF, Ma L, Beck AH, Cummings SR, Kerlikowske K, Vachon CM. Dense and Non-dense Mammographic Area and Risk of Breast Cancer by Age and Tumor Characteristics. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Feb 25.
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  8. Sprague BL, Stout NK, Schechter C, van Ravesteyn NT, Cevik M, Alagoz O, Lee CI, van den Broek JJ, Miglioretti DL, Mandelblatt JS, de Koning HJ, Kerlikowske K, Lehman CD, Tosteson AN. Benefits, harms, and cost-effectiveness of supplemental ultrasonography screening for women with dense breasts. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Feb 3; 162(3):157-66.
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  9. Allison KH, Abraham LA, Weaver DL, Tosteson AN, Nelson HD, Onega T, Geller BM, Kerlikowske K, Carney PA, Ichikawa LE, Buist DS, Elmore JG. Trends in breast biopsy pathology diagnoses among women undergoing mammography in the United States: A report from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. Cancer. 2015 May 1; 121(9):1369-78.
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  10. Lee CI, Cevik M, Alagoz O, Sprague BL, Tosteson AN, Miglioretti DL, Kerlikowske K, Stout NK, Jarvik JG, Ramsey SD, Lehman CD. Comparative effectiveness of combined digital mammography and tomosynthesis screening for women with dense breasts. Radiology. 2015 Mar; 274(3):772-80.
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  11. Sprague BL, Gangnon RE, Burt V, Trentham-Dietz A, Hampton JM, Wellman RD, Kerlikowske K, Miglioretti DL. Prevalence of mammographically dense breasts in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Oct; 106(10).
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  12. DeFilippis RA, Fordyce C, Patten K, Chang H, Zhao J, Fontenay GV, Kerlikowske K, Parvin B, Tlsty TD. Stress signaling from human mammary epithelial cells contributes to phenotypes of mammographic density. Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 15; 74(18):5032-44.
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  13. Ponti A, Lynge E, James T, Májek O, von Euler-Chelpin M, Anttila A, Fitzpatrick P, Mano MP, Kawai M, Scharpantgen A, Fracheboud J, Hofvind S, Vidal C, Ascunce N, Salas D, Bulliard JL, Segnan N, Kerlikowske K, Taplin S. International variation in management of screen-detected ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. Eur J Cancer. 2014 Oct; 50(15):2695-704.
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  14. Ayvaci MU, Alagoz O, Chhatwal J, Munoz del Rio A, Sickles EA, Nassif H, Kerlikowske K, Burnside ES. Predicting invasive breast cancer versus DCIS in different age groups. BMC Cancer. 2014; 14:584.
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  15. Onega T, Weiss J, Kerlikowske K, Wernli K, Buist DS, Henderson LM, Goodrich M, Alford-Teaster J, Virnig B, Tosteson AN, DeMartini W, Hubbard R. The influence of race/ethnicity and place of service on breast reconstruction for Medicare beneficiaries with mastectomy. Springerplus. 2014; 3:416.
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  16. Lee CI, Ichikawa L, Rochelle MC, Kerlikowske K, Miglioretti DL, Sprague BL, DeMartini WB, Wernli KJ, Joe BN, Yankaskas BC, Lehman CD. Breast MRI BI-RADS assessments and abnormal interpretation rates by clinical indication in US community practices. Acad Radiol. 2014 Nov; 21(11):1370-6.
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  17. Kerlikowske K, Hubbard R, Tosteson AN. Higher mammography screening costs without appreciable clinical benefit: the case of digital mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Aug; 106(8).
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  18. Bolton KC, Mace JL, Vacek PM, Herschorn SD, James TA, Tice JA, Kerlikowske K, Geller BM, Weaver DL, Sprague BL. Changes in breast cancer risk distribution among Vermont women using screening mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Aug; 106(8).
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  19. Onega T, Hubbard R, Hill D, Lee CI, Haas JS, Carlos HA, Alford-Teaster J, Bogart A, DeMartini WB, Kerlikowske K, Virnig BA, Buist DS, Henderson L, Tosteson AN. Geographic access to breast imaging for US women. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Sep; 11(9):874-82.
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  20. Geller BM, Bogart A, Carney PA, Sickles EA, Smith R, Monsees B, Bassett LW, Buist DM, Kerlikowske K, Onega T, Yankaskas BC, Haneuse S, Hill D, Wallis MG, Miglioretti D. Educational interventions to improve screening mammography interpretation: a randomized controlled trial. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jun; 202(6):W586-96.
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