Biography


Dr. Kirchner completed her medical school, surgical residency and multi-organ transplant fellowship in adult and pediatric liver, pancreas, kidney transplantation and total pancreatectomy with islet auto-transplantation at the University of Minnesota. She underwent further training in living donor liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. Her clinical practice involves living and deceased donor liver and kidney transplantation in adult and pediatric patients as well as total pancreatectomy with islet auto-transplantation for patients with chronic and acute recurrent pancreatitis. She currently serves as Surgical Director of the Islet Cell Auto-Transplant at Stanford Children’s and Associate Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program at the Division of Abdominal Transplantation. Dr. Kirchner’s research focuses on the biology of aging, cellular and solid organ transplantation. Her specific interests are in auto-islet transplantation, iPSC-derived hepatocyte therapies and liver regeneration. Dr. Kirchner's research on the impact of donor age on generation of iPSC-derived hepatocyte-like cells is supported by the NIA K08 Faculty Development Award. She is an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the International Liver Transplantation Society.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Fellowship, (2016) Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea, Living Donor Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery (2016)
  • Fellowship, (2013-2015) University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship (liver, kidney, pancreas, total pancreatectomy islet auto-transplantation) (2015)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2013)
  • Residencey, (2006-2013) University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, General Surgery (2013)
  • Doctor of Medicine, (2002-2006) University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, Medicine (2006)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program, Stanford Healthcare (2022 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Diabetes Research Center (2022 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (2022 - Present)
  • Surgical Director of the Islet Cell Auto-Transplant, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (2022 - Present)

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Practice Locations


SHC- Surgery Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

500 Pasteur Dr

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 497-8263

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