University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rita Mukhtar, MD

Rita Mukhtar, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Breast Oncology

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. 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. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct 06.
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  2. 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. J Clin Invest. 2020 Sep 28.
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  3. 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. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Oct; 183(3):661-667.
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  4. 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. Am J Surg. 2020 Jun 19.
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  5. 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. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jun 09; 12(6).
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  6. Mary Kathryn Abel, Case E. Brabham, Ruby Guo, Kelly Fahrner-Scott, Jasmine Wong, Michael Alvarado, Cheryl Ewing, Laura J. Esserman, Rita A. Mukhtar. Breast conservation therapy versus mastectomy in the surgical management of invasive lobular carcinoma measuring 4?cm or greater. The American Journal of Surgery. 2020 Jun 1.
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  7. 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. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 May 20; 38(15_suppl):e12604-e12604.
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  8. 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. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 May; 181(1):23-29.
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  9. Peter G. Stock, Rita Mukhtar, Hila Ghersin, Allison Stover Fiscalini, Laura Esserman. Pragmatic Trials and Approaches to Transforming Care. . 2020 Jan 1; 59-76.
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  10. 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. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 01; 230(1):53-63.e1.
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  11. Piper ML, Wong J, Fahrner-Scott K, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Mukhtar RA. Success rates of re-excision after positive margins for invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019; 5:29.
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  12. Mukhtar RA. Editorial: Applying Margin Consensus Guidelines to Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov; 26(12):3798-3799.
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  13. Greenwood HI, Wong JM, Mukhtar RA, Alvarado MD, Price ER. Feasibility of Magnetic Seeds for Preoperative Localization of Axillary Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Treatment. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 10; 213(4):953-957.
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  14. Jones EF, Ray KM, Li W, Chien AJ, Mukhtar RA, Esserman LJ, Franc BL, Seo Y, Pampaloni MH, Joe BN, Hylton NM. Initial experience of dedicated breast PET imaging of ER+ breast cancers using [F-18]fluoroestradiol. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019; 5:12.
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  15. Mukhtar RA, Holland M, Sieber DA, Wen KW, Rugo HS, Kadin ME, Bean GR. Synchronous Breast Implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Invasive Carcinoma: Genomic Profiling and Management Implications. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Apr; 7(4):e2188.
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  16. Michael Holland, Rachel Lentz, Clara Gomez-Sanchez, Jami Rothman, Jasmine Wong, Rita Mukhtar, Hani Sbitany. Abstract 118: The Impact of Post-Operative Prophylactic Antibiotics in Immediate 2-Stage Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2019 Apr 1; 7(4 Suppl):82-83.
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  17. Hosseini A, Khoury AL, Varghese F, Carter J, Wong JM, Mukhtar RA. Changes in mammographic density following bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Jun; 15(6):964-968.
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  18. Boughey JC, Alvarado MD, Lancaster RB, Symmans WF, Mukhtar R, Wong JM, Ewing CA, Potter DA, Tuttle TM, Hieken TJ, Carter JM, Jakub JW, Kaplan HG, Buchanan CL, Jaskowiak NT, Sattar HA, Mueller J, Nanda R, Isaacs CJ, Pohlmann PR, Lynce F, Tousimis EA, Zeck JC, Lee MC, Lang JE, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Rao R, Taback B, Goodellas C, Chen M, Kalinsky KM, Hibshoosh H, Killelea B, Sanft T, Hirst GL, Asare S, Matthews JB, Perlmutter J, Esserman LJ. Erratum: Author Correction: Surgical Standards for Management of the Axilla in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials with Pathological Complete Response Endpoint. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019; 5:2.
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  19. Tang V, Zhao S, Boscardin J, Sudore R, Covinsky K, Walter LC, Esserman L, Mukhtar R, Finlayson E. Functional Status and Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery in Nursing Home Residents. JAMA Surg. 2018 12 01; 153(12):1090-1096.
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  20. Mukhtar RA. ASO Author Reflections: Breast Conservation and Negative Margins in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: The Impact of Oncoplastic Surgery and Shave Margins in 358 Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 12; 25(Suppl 3):622-623.
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