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Research Interests

Dr. Kulkarni joined Northwestern University as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the division of Breast Surgery in July 2015. Swati Kulkarni, MD, received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Following this, she completed her General Surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Weill Medical College of Cornell University) in New York and was a Breast Surgery Fellow here at Northwestern. Between 2004 and 2011, Dr. Kulkarni was employed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute where she also served as the Founding Director of the Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention Program beginning in 2006. Between 2011 and June 2015, she had been an Associate Professor at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In regards to research, Dr. Kulkarni has a strong interest and enthusiasm for translational and clinical research. Dr. Kulkarni’s scholarly contributions include publications on cyclooxegenase inhibitors, arachidonic acid and prostaglandins, inflammation and oncology, and breast cancer risk reduction. Dr. Kulkarni’s clinical interests include the surgical treatment of malignant and benign breast disease. Her vast surgical training and experience, coupled with her research interests, complements the expertise of the Department of Surgery, the Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

2000Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical College - New York Presbyterian Hospital
2002Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital
2004Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania

… → 1995

Research interests

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Translational Research

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Grants 2015 2022

Image sensors
Image quality
Imaging techniques
Image acquisition
Bariatric Surgery
Gene Expression
Risk Reduction Behavior
Breast Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
Research Design

Research Output 2001 2019

Feasibility and acceptability of intensive longitudinal data collection of activity and patient-reported outcomes during chemotherapy for breast cancer

Solk, P., Gavin, K., Fanning, J., Welch, W., Lloyd, G., Cottrell, A., Nielsen, A., Santa Maria, C. A., Gradishar, W., Khan, S. A., Kulkarni, S., Siddique, J. & Phillips, S. M., Dec 1 2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 12, p. 3333-3346 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Text Messaging

Stromal Markers of Breast Cancer Progression: A Review of Recent Findings

Tata, N., Al-Zubeidy, B. & Kulkarni, S., Nov 1 2019, In : Current Surgery Reports. 7, 11, 22.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Breast Neoplasms

What does risk of future cancer mean to breast cancer patients?

Kaiser, K., Cameron, K. A., Beaumont, J., Garcia, S. F., Lacson, L., Moran, M., Karavites, L., Rodgers, C., Kulkarni, S., Hansen, N. M. & Khan, S. A., Jun 30 2019, In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 175, 3, p. 579-584 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Decision Making
8 Citations (Scopus)
Tissue Expansion Devices
9 Citations (Scopus)
Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
human ERBB2 protein