Colleen Kiernan, MD, MPH
Dr. Kiernan joined our surgical faculty after completing her fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Her clinical areas of expertise include endocrine disorders of the adrenal glands, thyroid disease and thyroid cancer, parathyroid, neuroendocrine surgery, and GI surgery. Dr. Kiernan is certified by the American Board of Surgery General Surgery.
Dr. Kiernan’s research interests are in adrenal cortical carcinoma, thyroid cancer, and data quality and quality improvement. Her recently published articles include: Features of Synchronous Versus Metachronous Metastasectomy in Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma: Analysis from the US Adrenocortical Carcinoma Database, Surgery; Bilateral Neck Exploration for Sporadic Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Journal of the American College of Surgeons; and New Terminology-Noninvasive Follicular Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features and its Effect on the Rate of Malignancy at a Single Institution, Surgery.
Memberships and Honors
Dr. Kiernan received the Harwell Wilson Award for Surgical Excellence from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; the Clinical Excellence Award from the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX: and the Excellence in Patient Care Award from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Dr. Kiernan is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association of Academic Surgeons.
Dr. Kiernan received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, and her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. She completed her internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN and a fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.