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Rita Mukhtar, M.D.

Rita Mukhtar, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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  • 1996-2000 University of California, Berkeley, AB Molecular and Cell Biology
  • 2001-2006 University of California, San Francisco, MD
  • 2006-2012 University of California, San Francisco, Resident, General Surgery
  • 2012-2013 University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • 2009-2011 University of California, San Francisco, Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • 2013-2014 University of California, San Francisco, Society of Surgical Oncology Fellow, Breast Surgery
  • 2009-2010 UCSF CTSI Advanced Training in Clinical Research
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

Rita Mukhtar, M.D. is a General and Breast Oncologic Surgeon at UCSF. Dr Mukhtar completed her undergraduate education at UC Berkeley, where she studied music and molecular biology. She then attended medical school at UCSF, during which time she received a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and pursued research in the inflammatory response in sepsis, winning a resident research award. She remained at UCSF for General Surgery residency, and completed a two year post-doctoral research fellowship focusing on the role of inflammatory cells in breast cancer outcomes, funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program.

During this time she received a scholarship from the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute to complete a certificate in Advanced Training in Clinical Research. After residency, she completed a fellowship in breast oncologic surgery, while serving as a clinical instructor in general surgery. She currently practices acute care general surgery and breast surgery, including treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. Her research interest is in genetic causes of breast cancer, prevention, and treatment.

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  1. 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). View in PubMed
  2. 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. View in PubMed
  3. 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. View in PubMed
  4. 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. View in PubMed
  5. Peter G. Stock, Rita Mukhtar, Hila Ghersin, Allison Stover Fiscalini, Laura Esserman. Pragmatic Trials and Approaches to Transforming Care. . 2020 Jan 1; 59-76. View in PubMed
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