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Gabriel M. Kind, M.D.,
David S. Chang M.D.
45 Castro Street
Medical Office Building Suite 410
Davies Campus of California -
Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA 94114
Telephone: 415-565-6884

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About Dr. Kind

Gabriel M. Kind, M.D.Gabriel M. Kind M.D. believes that excellence in surgery and the compassionate care of patients must go hand in hand. He has devoted a great deal of his career to the care of women with breast cancer.

Gabriel M. Kind M.D. graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, and attended Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Kind was fully trained in General Surgery at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. He also completed a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Davies Medical Center which is now part of California-Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Kind is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

EXPERIENCE:
Performing microsurgery in San Francisco since 1994 - over 1000 microvascular flap procedures. More than 800 DIEP flaps for breast reconstruction.

INNOVATION:
Leader in DIEP surgery in San Francisco since 2000
First DIEP at UCSF- Mt. Zion, 2004
First DIEP at Marin General Hospital, 2006
First DIEP at Summit Medical Center, Oakland 2006
First DIEP at Penisula Hospital, Burlingame 2008 (with John Griffin)
First medial thigh (gracilis) flap for breast reconstruction in San Francisco, done at California Pacific Medical Center, 2004; at UCSF - Mt.. Zion, 2005
First Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) Flap for breast reconstruction in San Francisco, at California Pacific Medical Center, 2006
First Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery flap for breast reconstruction at UCSF - Mt. Zion, 2004; at Summit Medical Center, Oakland 2006; at Marin General Hospital, 2006

SERVICE:

Ad-Hoc Reviewer
"Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" Journal
2012 - present

Senior Board Examiner
American Board of Plastic Surgery
2015

To national organizations in Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery since 1999.
Clinical Instructor in Surgery since 1986.
Board Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery 2008, 2009 and 2010

HONORED:
By Northwestern University Division of Plastic Surgery, Distinguished Alumni Award 2003
By the American Society of Plastic Surgery/Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Recognition Award, for over five years of service October 2007
Certificate of Appreciation from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at the University of California-San Francisco, June 2001

EXCELLENCE:
Success in microvascular breast reconstruction approaching 100%.

MEMBERSHIPS:
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
San Francisco Medical Society
California Medical Society
American Medical Association

EDUCATOR:
Dr. Kind is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at the University of California-San Francisco, and a Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery), at Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kind received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at the University of California-San Francisco in 2001 for his contributions to the Resident's Cosmetic Clinic.

As a member of several local and national medical organizations Dr. Kind has presented at national meetings and published scientific articles on a wide variety of plastic surgery topics. He has also been featured in several articles by the press as a knowledgeable resource on plastic surgery.

DR. KIND'S PUBLICATIONS: (Partial List)
Kind, G.M., Foster R.F.: Breast Reconstruction Using the Lateral Femoral Circumflex Artery Perforator Flap: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2011 Sept;27(7):427-31

Kind, Gabriel M. MD, Foster, Robert D. MD: The Longitudinal Gracilis Myocutaneous Flap: Broadening Options in Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery Volume 61(5)November 2008pp 513-520.

Kind, G.M., et al: The effect of an implantable Doppler probe on the salvage of microvascular tissue transplants. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 101 (5):1268-1273, April 1998.

Jansen, D.A., Murphy, M., Kind, G.M., Sands, K.: Breast cancer and reduction mammoplasty: case reports and a survey of plastic surgeons. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 101(2):361, February 1998.

Kind, G.M., Rademaker, A.W., and Mustoe, T.A.: Abdominal wall recovery following TRAM flap: A functional outcome study. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 99(2):417-428, February 1997.

BOOK CHAPTERS: (Partial List)
Kind, G.M., and Westberg, K: Vascular Insufficiency of the Upper Extremity. In Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery, McCarthy J.G., editor, Elsevier, 2005 (In Print).

PRESENTATIONS: (Partial List)

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL:

Fine N., Lehfeldt M., Gross J., Downey S., Kind G.M., et al:
Clinical Experience with SERI®, A Silk-Derived Bioresorbable Scaffold, In Two-Stage Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: One Year Follow-Up
5th International Meeting of Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Nottingham, UK
Sep 23-25, 2013

Kind, G.M.
"SERI® Surgical Scaffold: A New Class of Soft Tissue Support"
TIPS: Technology Innovation in Plastic Surgery Meeting
San Francisco, California
May 31, 2013

Kind, G.M.
Invited Panel Presentation:
"DIEP flap Breast Reconstruction"
Masters Symposium
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Naples, Florida
January 12, 2013

Kind, G.M.
Invited Panel Presentation:
"Breast Reconstruction for the High-Risk Breast Cancer Patient"
American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
October 1, 2012

Kind, G.M.
Invited Panel Presentation:
"Optimizing Revenue from Reconstructive Surgery in a Private Practice Setting"
Reconstructive Symposium
American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
April 15, 2012

Kind, G.M.
Invited Panelist
American Society for Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada
October 2, 2011

Kind, G.M., Friedman, J.D., and Kline, R.M.
“Avoiding Pitfalls in Microsurgery”
Instructional Course given at the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Instructional Course Program at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons/Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation/American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Baltimore, Maryland
October 28, 2007

Kind, G.M., Duffy, F.J. Jr.
“Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction in Solo Private Practice”
Instructional Course given at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons/Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation/American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
San Francisco, California
October 9, 2006

Kind, G.M., Foster R., Hansen, S., Esserman, L.
“Single-Stage Immediate Breast Reconstruction with the DIEP Flap and Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Approaching the Ideal?”
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting
Tucson, Arizona
January 16, 2006

Kumar, A., Wijayanayagam, A., Foster, R., Mathes, S., Anthony, J., Kind, G.M., et al
“Optimization of the Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Technique”
Poster presentation at the Pacific Coast Surgical Association Annual Meeting
Dana Point, CA
February 19-21, 2005

Kind, G.M.
Scientific Session Moderator: Breast and Lower Extremity
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
January 17, 2005

REGIONAL:

Kind, G.M.
Invited Panel Presentation and Discussion:
"Breast Reconstruction with Implants in the Setting of Postoperative Radiation Therapy"
California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
May 25, 2013

LOCAL:

Kind, G.M.
"Breast Reconstruction Update"
Cancer Prevention Institute of California
13th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference
San Francisco, California
March 1, 2014

Kind, G.M.
"Breast Reconstruction Q & A"
Breast Cancer Connections
Palo Alto, California
October 24, 2013

Kind, G.M.
"Breast Reconstruction Update"
Cancer Prevention Institute of California
12th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference
San Francisco, California
March 2, 2013

Kind, G.M.
"Breast Reconstruction Update"
Cancer Prevention Institute of California
11th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference
San Francisco, California
March 3, 2012

Kind, G.M.
Breast Reconstruction for the BRCA Positive Patient
Cancer Care Center
California Pacific Medical Center
January 19, 2011

Kind, G.M.
"Decision Making in Breast Reconstruction"
Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Oakland, California
September 21, 2010

Kind, G.M.
"Tissue Expander/Implant Breast Reconstruction With AlloDermR Regenerative
Tissue Matrix and StratticeT Reconstructive Tissue Matrix"
Invited Lecturer
Walnut Creek, California
May 4, 2010

Kind, G.M.
"Monitoring of Microvascular Flaps"
California Pacific Medical Center Microsurgical Nursing Symposium California
Pacific Medical Center San Francisco, California
April 29, 2010

Kind, G.M.
"Avoiding Pitfalls in Microsurgery"
UCSF Plastic Surgery Residents' Conference
San Francisco, California
April 12, 2010


MEDIA: (Partial List)