Dr. Kitano is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery at UT Health San Antonio. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During her surgical training, she completed a 3-year clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She now joins the Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery after completing a 2-year clinical fellowship in General Complex Surgical Oncology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center directed by Dr. Raphael Pollock, a world-renowned oncology surgeon whose focus is on soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Kitano’s clinical practice will focus on the surgical management of both benign and malignant thyroid and parathyroid tumors, adrenal and neuroendocrine tumors, and gastrointestinal malignancies, including those of the stomach, small bowel, colon, and pancreas.