Colleen Kiernan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Phone
(615) 322-2391
Fax
(615) 343-4598

Dr. Kiernan joins 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.

Research

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.

Education

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.

PATIENTS
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center 
1301 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
Fax: (615) 936-6535
Appointments: (615) 936-8422

CONTACT
Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
2220 Pierce Avenue
579 Preston Research Building
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 322-2391
Fax: (615) 936-6535
EMAIL:  Colleen.M.Kiernan@vumc.org

WEBSITE: Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery