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Kirstyn E. Brownson
( out of 159 reviews )

Kirstyn E. Brownson, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Huntsman Cancer Institute - Cancer Hospital North

2K, Gynecology and Mammography
Salt Lake City
801-213-4269

Sugar House Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2000
  • Kirstyn E. Brownson, MD, is a fellowship-trained surgical breast oncologist at the University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is a board-certified general surgeon and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery specializing in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast.

    After graduating Summa Cum Laude with Highest Departmental Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Butler University, her experiences as an AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA) solidified her career path in medicine. Dr. Brownson completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Johns Hopkins University and two years of basic science research at the National Institutes of Health prior to medical school matriculation. She received her MD with Honors in Research from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and then completed a rigorous residency in general surgery at Yale where she was named Research Resident of the Year. She completed fellowship training in surgical breast oncology at the University of Southern California and is experienced with advanced surgical techniques such as oncoplastic surgery, extreme oncoplastic surgery, skin and nipple sparing mastectomies, and targeted axillary dissection. She is passionate about providing her patients with the best evidence-based, patient-focused care.

    Dr. Brownson’s work has been presented at national and regional meetings. She maintains active membership in prestigious national organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and Society of Surgical Oncology.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 159 reviews )

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    April 07, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Brownson is absolutely the best! She takes time to listen to me, answers all my questions, explains everything in detail so that I can make informed decisions. Dr. Brownson deserves 100 stars not just 10!

    April 07, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Brownson, listens to all concerns, very efficient, I trust her, she is amazing!!

    April 07, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Sensitive and competent

    April 03, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Wonderful as always!! Sincerely caring and really listens and wants the best for you.

    March 30, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Very kind and knowledgeable. Told me what to expect and explained in detail. If I had questions on anything, she would stop and made sure I understood .

    March 29, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    She is very concerned about her patients and is always looking for ways to help them achieve good outcomes.

    March 24, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    I can never express the gratitude I have for her gracious and competent care. Thank you

    March 21, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Dr Brownson was very through.

    March 21, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Dr. Brownson is fantastic! She is brilliant, knowledgeable, sensitive, and kind. She is a doctor who truly cares about her patients and will go out of her way to help them. How grateful I am to have had her as my surgeon!

  • Kirstyn E. Brownson, MD, is a fellowship-trained surgical breast oncologist at the University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is a board-certified general surgeon and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery specializing in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast.

    After graduating Summa Cum Laude with Highest Departmental Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Butler University, her experiences as an AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA) solidified her career path in medicine. Dr. Brownson completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Johns Hopkins University and two years of basic science research at the National Institutes of Health prior to medical school matriculation. She received her MD with Honors in Research from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and then completed a rigorous residency in general surgery at Yale where she was named Research Resident of the Year. She completed fellowship training in surgical breast oncology at the University of Southern California and is experienced with advanced surgical techniques such as oncoplastic surgery, extreme oncoplastic surgery, skin and nipple sparing mastectomies, and targeted axillary dissection. She is passionate about providing her patients with the best evidence-based, patient-focused care.

    Dr. Brownson’s work has been presented at national and regional meetings. She maintains active membership in prestigious national organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and Society of Surgical Oncology.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions General Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Surgery

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Brownson KE, Flores-Huidobro Martinez A, Ganbayar J, Sorensen LM, Darelli-Anderson AM, Prathibha S, Hoven N, Nansalmaa E, Mahlow J, Pushkin B, Potter D, Tuttle T, Price RR (2023). Development of an International Virtual Multidisciplinary Tumor Board for Breast Cancer in Mongolia. J Surg Res, 295, 776-782. (Read full article)
    2. Schoenhals S, Mali ME, Sutherland EK, Sorenson J, Dedey F, Nellermoe J, Flores-Huidobro Martinez A, Tounkara MD, Price RR, Brownson KE (2023). Geospatial availability of breast cancer treatment modalities and hypothetical access improvement in Ghana: A nationwide survey. PLoS One, 18(9), e0291454. (Read full article)
    3. Covington MF, Hoffman JM, Morton KA, Buckway B, Boucher KM, Rosenthal RE, Porretta JM, Brownson KE, Matsen CB, Vaklavas C, Ward JH, Wei M, Buys SS, Chittoria N, Yakish ED, Archibald ZG, Burrell LD, Butterfield RI, Yap JT (2023). Prospective Pilot Study of (18)F-Fluoroestradiol PET/CT in Patients With Invasive Lobular Carcinomas. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 221(2), 228-239. (Read full article)
    4. Neuberger K, McCrary H, Beckstrom J, Darelli-Anderson AM, Farrell TW, Brooke BS, Smith BK, Brownson KE (2022). Improving healthcare transitions of surgical care through an interprofessional education elective. J Am Geriatr Soc, 70(3), E11-E14. (Read full article)
    5. Lynch KA Jr, Brown RF, Steinhagen E, Jacobson DL, Malhotra N, Hendershot K, Brownson KE, Bialowas C, Abdou H, Smith BK, Miller M (2021). Transition from trainee to educator in the operating room: A needs assessment and framework to support junior faculty. Am J Surg, 223, 1112-1119. (Read full article)
    6. Sanyang O, Lopez-Verdugo F, Mali M, Moustafa M, Nellermoe J, Sorensen J, Bittaye M, Njie R, Singhateh Y, Sambou NA, Goldsmith A, Mohammed NI, Brownson KE, Price RR, Sutherland E (2021). Geospatial analysis and impact of targeted development of breast cancer care in The Gambia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res, 21(1), 943. (Read full article)
    7. Brownson KE, Bertoni DM, Lannin DR, Cohen PJ, Pronovost MT (2019). Granulomatous lobular mastitis-Another paradigm shift in treatment. Breast J, 25(4), 790-791. (Read full article)
    8. Hsu C, Brahmandam A, Brownson KE, Huynh N, Reynolds J, Lee AI, Fares WH, Ochoa Chaar CI (2019). Statin therapy associated with improved thrombus resolution in patients with deep vein thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord, 7(2), 169-175.e4. (Read full article)
    9. Lang JE, Brownson KE (2018). ASO Author Reflections: The Whole Transcriptome Landscape of Circulating Tumor Cells in Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol, 25(Suppl 3), 646-647. (Read full article)
    10. Salazar MC, Brownson KE, Nadzam GS, Duffy A, Roberts KE (2018). Gallbladder Agenesis: A Case Report. Yale J Biol Med, 91(3), 237-241. (Read full article)
    11. Brownson KE, Brahmandam A, Huynh N, Reynolds J, Fares WH, Lee AI, Dardik A, Ochoa Chaar CI (2017). Characteristics of provoked deep venous thrombosis in a tertiary care center. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord, 5(4), 477-484. (Read full article)
    12. Bai H, Kuwahara G, Wang M, Brownson KE, Foster TR, Yamamoto K, Xing Y, Dardik A (2014). Pretreatment of pericardial patches with antibiotics does not alter patch healing in vivo. J Vasc Surg, 63(4), 1063-73. (Read full article)
    13. Brahmandam AS, Brownson K, Skrip L, Parker T, Indes J, Sarac T, Dardik A, Chaar CI (2015). Management of isolated calf vein thrombosis in cancer patients. Vascular, 24(1), 64-9. (Read full article)
    14. Shalaby SY, Foster TR, Hall MR, Brownson KE, Vasilas P, Federman DG, Mojibian HR, Dardik A (2015). Systemic Inflammatory Disease and Its Association With Type II Endoleak and Late Interventions After Endovascular Aneurysm Repair. JAMA Surg, 151(2), 147-53. (Read full article)
    15. Assi R, Brownson KE, Hall MR, Kuwahara G, Vasilas P, Dardik A (2015). Advanced age and disease predict lack of symptomatic improvement after endovascular iliac treatment in male veterans. Yale J Biol Med, 88(1), 85-91. (Read full article)
    16. Hall MR, Yamamoto K, Protack CD, Tsuneki M, Kuwahara G, Assi R, Brownson KE, Bai H, Madri JA, Dardik A (2014). Temporal regulation of venous extracellular matrix components during arteriovenous fistula maturation. J Vasc Access, 16(2), 93-106. (Read full article)
    17. Yamamoto K, Protack CD, Kuwahara G, Tsuneki M, Hashimoto T, Hall MR, Assi R, Brownson KE, Foster TR, Bai H, Wang M, Madri JA, Dardik A (2015). Disturbed shear stress reduces Klf2 expression in arterial-venous fistulae in vivo. Physiol Rep, 3(3). (Read full article)
    18. Mehta A, Baker TA, Shoup M, Brownson K, Amde S, Doren E, Shah S, Kuo P, Angelats J (2011). Biplanar flap reconstruction for pressure ulcers: experience in patients with immobility from chronic spinal cord injuries. Am J Surg, 203(3), 303-6; discussion 306-7. (Read full article)
    19. Farmer KW, Jones LC, Brownson KE, Khanuja HS, Hungerford MW (2009). Trochanteric bursitis after total hip arthroplasty: incidence and evaluation of response to treatment. J Arthroplasty, 25(2), 208-12. (Read full article)
    20. Callaci JJ, Himes R, Lauing K, Wezeman FH, Brownson K (2009). Binge alcohol-induced bone damage is accompanied by differential expression of bone remodeling-related genes in rat vertebral bone. Calcif Tissue Int, 84(6), 474-84. (Read full article)
    21. Wassif CA, Brownson KE, Sterner AL, Forlino A, Zerfas PM, Wilson WK, Starost MF, Porter FD (2007). HEM dysplasia and ichthyosis are likely laminopathies and not due to 3beta-hydroxysterol Delta14-reductase deficiency. Hum Mol Genet, 16(10), 1176-87. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Whitworth P, Vicini F, Valente SA, Brownson K, DuPree B, Kohli M, Lawson L, Shah C (2022). Reducing rates of chronic breast cancer-related lymphedema with screening and early intervention: an update of recent data. [Review]. J Cancer Surviv. (Read full article)

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Yuan QQ, Xiao SX, Farouk O, Du YT, Sheybani F, Tan QT, Akbulut S, Cetin K, Alikhassi A, Yaghan RJ, Durur-Subasi I, Altintoprak F, Eom TI, Alper F, Hasbahceci M, Martnez-Ramos D, Oztekin PS, Kwong A, Pluguez-Turull CW, Brownson KE, Chandanwale S, Habibi M, Lan LY, Zhou R, Zeng XT, Bai J, Bai JW, Chen QR, Chen X, Zha XM, Dai WJ, Dai ZJ, Feng QY, Gao QJ, Gao RF, Han BS, Hou JX, Hou W, Liao HY, Luo H, Liu ZR, Lu JH, Luo B, Ma XP, Qian J, Qin JY, Wei W, Wei G, Xu LY, Xue HC, Yang HW, Yang WG, Zhang CJ, Zhang F, Zhang GX, Zhang SK, Zhang SQ, Zhang YQ, Zhang YP, Zhang SC, Zhao DW, Zheng XM, Zheng LW, Xu GR, Zhou WB, Wu GS (2022). Management of granulomatous lobular mastitis: an international multidisciplinary consensus (2021 edition). Mil Med Res, England, 9(1), 20. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. Whitworth P, Vicini F, Valente SA, Brownson KE, DuPree B, Kohli M, Lawson L, Shah C (2022). Reducing rates of chronic breast cancer-related lymphedema with screening and early intervention: an update of recent data. 45th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. [Abstract].

    Other

    1. Yuan QQ, Xiao SY, Farouk O, Du YT, Sheybani F, Tan QT, Akbulut S, Cetin K, Alikhassi A, Yaghan RJ, Durur-Subasi I, Altintoprak F, Eom TI, Alper F, Hasbahceci M, Martnez-Ramos D, Oztekin PS, Kwong A, Pluguez-Turull CW, Brownson KE, Chandanwale S, Habibi M, Lan LY, Zhou R, Zeng XT, Bai J, Bai JW, Chen QR, Chen X, Zha XM, Dai WJ, Dai ZJ, Feng QY, Gao QJ, Gao RF, Han BS, Hou JX, Hou W, Liao HY, Luo H, Liu ZR, Lu JH, Luo B, Ma XP, Qian J, Qin JY, Wei W, Wei G, Xu LY, Xue HC, Yang HW, Yang WG, Zhang CJ, Zhang F, Zhang GX, Zhang SK, Zhang SQ, Zhang YQ, Zhang YP, Zhang SC, Zhao DW, Zheng XM, Zheng LW, Xu GR, Zhou WB, Wu GS (2022). Correction: Management of granulomatous lobular mastitis: an international multidisciplinary consensus (2021 edition). Mil Med Res (9(1), p. 47). England. (Read full article)
    2. Moustafa M, Mali ME, Lopez-Verdugo F, Sanyang O, Nellermoe J, Price RR, Manortey S, Biritwum-Nyarko A, Ofei I, Sorensen J, Goldsmith A, Brownson KE, Kumah A, Sutherland E (2021). Surveying and mapping breast cancer services in Ghana: a cross-sectional pilot study in the Eastern Region. BMJ Open (11(11), pp. e051122). England. (Read full article)