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Kasi McCune, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC
Kasi McCune, MD

Kasi McCune, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Kidney and Pancreas Surgery as of August 1, 2014. Her recruitment is intended to expand the pancreas transplant program as well as the living donor kidney program.

Her research interests include organ procurement and will include collaboration with the Organ Procurement Organization of New York. Dr. McCune’s training has included her medical degree and surgical residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, followed by abdominal transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Education & Training

  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Residency: Indiana University Hospitals
  • Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Presentations

McCune K, Leverson G, Powell A, Bellingham J, Kaufman D, Pirsch J, Sollinger H,  Odorico J. Pancreas Transplant Salvage after Leak: Is it worth it? Abstract and poster presentation at ASTS 14th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, Miami, FL, Jan 2014.

McCune K, Thorat, M, Badve, S, Nakshatri, H: A Trangenic Model for Dietary Intervention/Chemoprevention Strategies for Metastatic Breast Cancer. Abstract and poster presentation at Cancer Research Day, Indiana University School Of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, May 2009.

McCune, K., Thorat, M., Badve, S., Nakshatri, H: A transgenic model for dietary intervention/chemoprevention as strategies for metastatic breast cancer. Abstract and poster presentation at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Symposium, Phoenix, AR, Mar 2009.

McCune K, Nakshatri, P, Thorat, M, Badve, S, Nakshatri, H: Control of luminal type A intrinsic subtype enriched transcription factor network by insulin: implications of diabetes on breast cancer classification. Abstract and poster presentation at San Antonio Breast Symposium, San Antonio, TX, Dec 2008.

McCune K, Nakshatri, P, Thorat, M, Badve, S, Nakshatri, H: Control of luminal type A intrinsic subtype enriched transcription factor network by insulin: implications of diabetes on breast cancer classification. Abstract and poster presentation at the ASCO Breast Symposium, Washington D.C., Sept 2008.

McCune K, Nakshatri, P, Thorat, M, Badve, S, Nakshatri, H: Efficacy of Endocrine Therapy in the Face of Metabolic Syndrome: A Molecular Biology Perspective. JK. Oral presentation at Berman Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, June 2008.

McCune K, Nakshatri, P, Thorat, M, Badve, S, Nakshatri, H: Control of luminal type A intrinsic subtype enriched transcription factor network by insulin: implications of diabetes on breast cancer classification. Poster presentation at Cancer Research Day, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, May 2008.

McCune K, Nakshatri, P, Thorat, M, Badve, S, Nakshatri, H: Control of luminal type A intrinsic subtype enriched transcription factor network by insulin: implications of diabetes on breast cancer classification. Abstract at Department of Defense, Era of Hope, 2008.

Klein PJ, Zeni AM, McCune KR, Wait AD, Matos-brambila JM, Menze AJ, Wiesenauer CA, Wiebke EA, Lai P, Feitelson MA, Schmidt CM: Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma Exhibits Resistance to Small Molecule MEK Inhibition that is Independent of P53, HBx and P-glycoprotein Expression, Abstract at AACR Annual Meeting, 2005.

Committees / Societies / Memberships

2012-present  American Society of Transplant Surgeons

2009-present  American Association of Cancer Researchers

2009-present  American Medical Association

2007-present  American College of Surgeons

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Top Poster of Distinction Awardee: 14th Annual ASTS State of the Art Winter symposium, Miami FL
  • 2009 Best Poster Finalist: Translational/Clinical Research Post-doctoral/Medical Fellow,  Cancer Research Day, Indiana University Medical Center
  • 2008 AstraZeneca Clinical Scholars Award, San Antonio Breast Symposium
  • 2008 JK Berman “Best Basic Science Presentation”, Indiana University Medical Center
  • 2007 NIHT32CBTP Cancer Biology Training Program Research Fellowship
  • 2001 Honors Scholar Recognition for Academic Excellence, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • 1998 Dean of Science Scholarship, IUPUI
  • 1998 Merit of Recognition Scholarship, IUPUI
  • 1998 Distinguished Scholar, IUPUI
  • 1998 University College Honors Scholarship, IUPUI
  • 1998 N&C Reynolds Scholarship, IUPUI
  • 1998-2001 Deans List, IUPUI

Research Interests

  • Organ procurement
  • Living donor kidney transplantation

Publications

  • McCune K. Nonadherence to Immunosuppressive Medication: New Insights. The Immunology Report; 10(1): 22-25. 2013.
  • McCune K, Bhat-Nakshatri P, Thorat M, Nephew K, Badve S, and Nakshatri H. Prognosis of Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancers: Implications of the Presence of Dysfunctional Transcriptional Networks Activated by Insulin via the Immune Transcription Factor T-bet. Cancer Research; 70(2). 685-696. 15 Jan 2010.
  • McCune K, Mehta R, Thorat M, Badve S, and Nakshatri H. Loss of ER· and FOXA1 expression in a progression model of luminal type breast cancer: Insights from PyMT transgenic mouse model. Oncology Reports; 24: 1233-1239. 2010.
  • Bergeson, T. R., Miller, R. J., & McCune, K. Mothers' speech to hearing-impaired infants and children with cochlear implants. Infancy; 10 (3), 221-240. 2006.