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Kristina M. Braaten, MD

Assistant Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Braaten is a specialist in genitourinary and breast pathology.

Department of Pathology
Clinical Interests
Breast cancer and related risk lesions.
Genitourinary cancer.
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Kristina Braaten, MD, returned to the Pathology Department in July of 2013.  She was previously on staff during 2004-2007.  Her areas of expertise include breast and genitourinary pathology.

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PublicationsBraaten KM, Betensky RA, de Leval L, Okada Y, Hochberg FH, Louis DN, Harris NL, Batchelor TT.  BCL-6 expression predicts improved survival in patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma.  Clin Cancer Research 2003; 9(3): 1063-69.

de Leval L, Braaten KM, Ancukiewicz M, Kiggundu E, Delaney T, Mankin HJ, Harris NL.  Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of Bone: an analysis of differentiation-associated antigens with clinical correlation.  Am J Surg Path 2003; 27(9): 1269-77.

Anderson GA and Braaten K.  Prostatic extramedullary leukemia as a first site of relapse of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.  Urol Oncol 2005; 23(6): 419-21.

Taghian AG, Kozak KR, Doppke KP, Katz A, Smith BL, Gadd M, Specht M, Hughes K, Braaten K, Kachnic LA, Recht A, and Powell SN.  Initial dosimetric experience using simple three-dimentional conformal external-beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation.  Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys 2006; 64(4): 1092-99.

Kozak KR, Smith BL, Adams J, Kornmehl E, Katz A, Gadd M, Specht M, Hughes K, Gioioso V, Lu HM, Braaten K, Recht A, Powell S, DeLaney T, and Taghian AG.  Accelerated partial-breast irradiation using proton beams: initial clinical experience.  Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys 2006; 66(3): 691-98

Braaten KM, Young RH, Ferry JA.  Viral-type orchitis: a potential mimic of testicular neoplasia.  Am J Surg Pathol 2009; 33(10): 1477-84.

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