Welcome our New Provider, Dr. Kirstyn E. Brownson
Oct 1, 2019 12:00 AM
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. Dr. Brownson practices
at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Sugar House locations.
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. Outside of medicine, she is a classically trained ballerina who studied
at North Carolina School of the Arts.
Dr. Brownson’s clinical interests in the surgical treatment of breast cancer include:
- Oncoplastic technique
- Advanced stage breast cancer
- Young and high-risk patients
- Inherited breast cancer syndromes
- Underserved populations
Dr. Brownson’s research interests include:
- Surgical education
- Doctor-patient communication in surgical planning