Education

UC Berkeley, AB, 12/2000, Molecular and Cell Biology
UC San Francisco, MD, 05/2006
UC San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, 06/2011, Advanced Training in Clinical Research
UC San Francisco, Resident, 06/2013, General Surgery
UC San Francisco, Fellow, 06/2014, Breast Surgical Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 2003
    Storer Scholarship, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2005
    Student Research Award, Association for Academic Surgery
  • 2006
    Steinhart Scholarship, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2007
    Dr Galante Scholarship Award, UCSF Department of Surgery
  • 2009
    Resident Research Scholarship, UCSF CTSI
  • 2013
    Teaching Award for Cherished Housestaff, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2013
    Lawrence Way Critical Thinking Award, UCSF Department of Surgery

Selected Publications

  1. Im CJ, Miller A, Balassanian R, Mukhtar RA Early onset, multiple, bilateral fibroadenomas of the breast: a case report.  View on PubMed
  2. Rita A. Mukhtar, A. Jo Chien Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast: Ongoing Trials, Challenges, and Future Directions.  View on PubMed
  3. Tang A, Cohan CM, Hansen KS, Beattie G, Greenwood HI, Mukhtar RA Relationship between body mass index and malignancy rates of MRI-guided breast biopsies: impact of clinicodemographic factors.  View on PubMed
  4. Mukhtar RA, Boughey JC ASO Author Reflections: Changes in Primary Treatment Strategy for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Highlight the Need for Better Predictors of Therapy Response.  View on PubMed
  5. Mukhtar RA, Hoskin TL, Habermann EB, Day CN, Boughey JC Changes in Management Strategy and Impact of Neoadjuvant Therapy on Extent of Surgery in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast: Analysis of the National Cancer Database (NCDB).  View on PubMed
  6. Abel MK, Greenwood H, Kelil T, Guo R, Brabham C, Hylton N, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Boughey JC, Mukhtar RA Accuracy of breast MRI in evaluating nodal status after neoadjuvant therapy in invasive lobular carcinoma.  View on PubMed
  7. Scheepens JCC, Veer LV', Esserman L, Belkora J, Mukhtar RA Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: A narrative review of the evidence and acceptability.  View on PubMed
  8. Mukhtar RA, Brabham CE, Guo R, Abel MK, Wong J, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Alvarado M Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: Factors associated with false negatives.  View on PubMed
  9. Harris HW, Primus F, Young C, Carter JT, Lin M, Mukhtar RA, Yeh B, Allen IE, Freise C, Kim E, Sbitany H, Young DM, Hansen S Preventing Recurrence in Clean and Contaminated Hernias Using Biologic Versus Synthetic Mesh in Ventral Hernia Repair: The PRICE Randomized Clinical Trial.  View on PubMed
  10. Hansen KS, Ghersin H, Piper M, Tavakol M, Lee B, Esserman LJ, Roberts JP, Freise C, Ascher NL, Mukhtar RA A World-Wide Survey on Kidney Transplantation Practices in Breast Cancer Survivors: The Need for New Management Guidelines.  View on PubMed
  11. Northey JJ, Barrett AS, Acerbi I, Hayward MK, Talamantes S, Dean IS, Mouw JK, Ponik SM, Lakins JN, Huang PJ, Wu J, Shi Q, Samson S, Keely PJ, Mukhtar RA, Liphardt JT, Shepherd JA, Hwang ES, Chen YY, Hansen KC, Littlepage LE, Weaver VM Stiff stroma increases breast cancer risk by inducing the oncogene ZNF217.  View on PubMed
  12. Son JD, Piper M, Hewitt K, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Ewing C, Wong JM, Mukhtar RA Oncological Outcomes of Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast: A 20-Year Institutional Experience.  View on PubMed
  13. Abel MK, Fahrner-Scott K, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Park C, Mukhtar RA Evaluating the impact of axillary dissection on recurrence-free survival by extent of nodal disease in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast.  View on PubMed
  14. Abel MK, Brabham CE, Guo R, Fahrner-Scott K, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Mukhtar RA Breast conservation therapy versus mastectomy in the surgical management of invasive lobular carcinoma measuring 4 cm or greater.  View on PubMed
  15. Jones EF, Hathi DK, Freimanis R, Mukhtar RA, Chien AJ, Esserman LJ, Van't Veer LJ, Joe BN, Hylton NM Current Landscape of Breast Cancer Imaging and Potential Quantitative Imaging Markers of Response in ER-Positive Breast Cancers Treated with Neoadjuvant Therapy.  View on PubMed
  16. Mary Kathryn Reed Abel, Jasmine Wong, Michael Alvarado, Cheryl Ewing, Laura J. Esserman, Catherine Park, Rita A. Mukhtar 4314 The Impact of Axillary Surgery on Recurrence-Free Survival in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) of the Breast.  View on PubMed
  17. Ruby Guo, Case E. Brabham, Kelly Fahrner-Scott, Mary Kathryn Abel, Jasmine Wong, Michael Alvarado, Laura Esserman, Cheryl Ann Ewing, Rita A. Mukhtar Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast.  View on PubMed
  18. Mukhtar RA, Krings G, Chen YY, Mamounas ME, Fahrner-Scott K, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Rugo H Mitotic score and pleomorphic histology in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: impact on disease-free survival.  View on PubMed
  19. Peter G. Stock, Rita Mukhtar, Hila Ghersin, Allison Stover Fiscalini, Laura Esserman Pragmatic Trials and Approaches to Transforming Care.  View on PubMed
  20. Cao CX, Sharib JM, Blanco AM, Goldberg D, Bracci P, Mukhtar RA, Esserman LJ, Kirkwood KS Abdominal Imaging of Pancreatic Cysts and Cyst-Associated Pancreatic Cancer in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.  View on PubMed

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