Kristine R. Penner

Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine

M.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 2005

M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, 2003, Interdisciplinary Program

M.S., University of California, Berkeley – University of California, San Francisco, 2003, Health and Medical Sciences

Phone: (714) 456-6026

University of California, Irvine
333 City Boulevard West
Suite 1400
Mail Code: 3200
Orange, CA 92868

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My research interests within gynecologic oncology lies within two realms: 1) fertility preservation for young women with gynecologic (or other) malignancies and 2) disparities in gynecologic cancer care and clinical outcomes according to patient demograph
URLs Ovarian Cancer Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecologic Oncology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
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Departmental Honors, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award, National Winner
Campus Compact: The Project for Public and Community Service

Volunteer of the Year, MayView Community Health Centers

Colin S. Pittendrigh Award for Excellence in Teaching
Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

University Graduate Student Fellowship
Division of Health and Medical Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Walter G. & Julia Perker Scholarship
Public Health Alumni Association, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Wellness Scholarship
The Wellness Letter, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Outstanding Resident Research Award
UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Presentation: "Multi-Institutional Study Identifying Predictors of Response to Progestin Treatment of Complex Atypical Hyperplasia or Grade I Endometrial Adenocarcinoma" Judges: Dr. Phillip DiSaia, Dr. Larry Gilstrap, Dr. Alan DeCherney and Dr. Ferid Murad

Administrative Chief Resident
UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

“Circle of Friends” - Physician Honor Roll Recipient
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Appointments Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Irvine - School of Medicine

1. Penner KR, Dorigo O, Aoyama C, Ostrzega N, Balzer BL, Rao J, Walsh CS, Cass I, Holschneider CH. Predictors of resolution of complex atypical hyperplasia or grade 1 endometrial adenocarcinoma in premenopausal women treated with progestin therapy. Gynecol Oncol, 2012 Mar; 124(3): 542-8. PMID:22079678

2. Lonky NM, Penner KR, Diedrich J. Current aims and challenges associated with cervical cancer prevention, Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014; 57(2); 241–255. PMID:24662770

3. Pfaendler KS, Wenzel L, Mechanic MB, Penner KR. Cervical cancer survivorship: long-term quality of life and social support. Clin Ther. 2015 Jan 1; 37(1); 39-48. PMID:25592090 PMCID: PMC4404405.

4. Penner KR, Fleming ND, Barlavi L, Axtell AE, Lentz SE. Same-day discharge is feasible and safe in patients undergoing minimally invasive staging for gynecologic malignancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 212(2); 186.e1-8. PMID:25132462.
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Candidate Member
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow
Stanford Alumni Association, Lifetime Member
Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Member
Other Experience Director
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Todd Cancer Institute, Gynecologic Oncology 2015—pres

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, UC Irvine Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship 2016—pres

UC Irvine, Division of Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) 2016—pres

UC Irvine, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) 2016—pres

Volunteer Resident Physician
Mbarra Regional Referral Center, Mbarra, Uganda 2008

Resident Representative
UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Resident Education Committee 2005—2009

Physician Coordinator and Medical Student Volunteer
Suitcase Clinic, Medical Division, Berkley, CA 2000—2003

Program Design, Volunteer Coordinator and Patient Advocate
May View Community Health Center, Palo Alto, CA 1997—1998

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