Professor Kirsten Greene, MD, MAS, FACS, serves as Associate Chief Medical Officer at UVA Health. She was appointed the Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the UVA Department of Urology in 2019. Prof Greene is interested in urologic oncology and minimally invasive/robotic surgery. Other clinical interests include cancer screening, quality of life assessment and novel imaging technology. Her research efforts focus on surgical device development, robotic surgical techniques and innovations, new forms of imaging for prostate cancer, cancer outcomes research, as well as physician well-being and burnout.
At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Prof Greene was an intern and a resident in the Department of Surgery before completing a subsequent residency in the Department of Urology. She pursued a Master of Science in Clinical Research with a focus on urologic oncology prior to joining UCSF as a clinical instructor in the Department of Urology, where she was eventually promoted to full professor in 2018. That same year, she also was named to the Frank Hinman Jr., MD Endowed Professorship in Urologic Education. During her time at UCSF, Prof Greene helped develop the robotic partial nephrectomy program and went on to help develop and build their robotic cystectomy and robotic nephroureterectomy programs. She also served as associate chair for education, residency program director, vice chair and chief of the urology service at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC).