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Jennifer LaFemina MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DivisionSurgical Oncology

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentPopulation Health Sciences

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    University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, United StatesBSScience
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesMD

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    1. Reddington H, Chung S, Rashid G, LaFemina J. Removing Percentile Scores from the ABSITE is a Net Benefit to Residents and Other Stakeholders. J Surg Educ. 2024 Jul 02. PMID: 38960772.
    2. Bello RJ, Palleiko BA, Kennedy K, Cournoyer L, Larkin AC, Dinh KH, LaFemina J. Interpectoral nerve blocks may lower postoperative narcotic use after mastectomy. Surg Oncol. 2024 Apr; 53:102055. PMID: 38394843.
    3. LaFemina J, Rosman IS, Wallach SL, Wise PE, Smink DS, Fletcher L. The Relationship Between Program and Applicant Characteristics With Applicant Program Signals in the 2022 Residency Recruitment Cycle: Findings From 3 Specialties. Acad Med. 2024 04 01; 99(4):430-436. PMID: 38113444.
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    4. Rosenblatt AE, LaFemina J, Sood L, Choi J, Serfin J, Naemi B, Dunleavy D. Impact of Preference Signals on Interview Selection Across Multiple Residency Specialties and Programs. J Grad Med Educ. 2023 Dec; 15(6):702-710. PMID: 38045937.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. LaFemina J, Rosenkranz KM, Aarons CB, Abdelfattah K, Choi J, Collier KT, Havron WS, Hillas JA, Lees J, Serfin JA, Terhune KP, Wise PE, Smink DS. Outcomes of the 2021-2022 APDS General Surgery Recruitment Process Recommendations. J Surg Educ. 2023 06; 80(6):767-775. PMID: 36935295.
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    6. De la Cruz-Ku G, Chambergo-Michilot D, Perez A, Valcarcel B, Pamen L, Linshaw D, Chatterjee A, LaFemina J, Boughey JC. Outcomes of robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy versus conventional nipple-sparing mastectomy in women with breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Robot Surg. 2023 Aug; 17(4):1493-1509. PMID: 36808041.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Mallouh M, Linshaw D, Barton B, De La Cruz G, Dinh K, LaFemina J, Vijayaraghavan G, Larkin A, Whalen G. Changes in Stage at Presentation among Lung and Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 06 01; 236(6):1164-1170. PMID: 36799501.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Esposito AC, Coppersmith NA, White EM, Papageorge MV, DiSiena M, Hess D, LaFemina J, Larkin AC, Miner TJ, Nepomnayshy D, Palesty J, Rosenkranz KM, Seymour NE, Trevisani G, Whiting J, Oliveira KD, Longo WE, Yoo PS. Update on the Financial Well-Being of Surgical Residents in New England. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 05 01; 236(5):953-960. PMID: 36622076.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Esposito AC, Coppersmith NA, White EM, Papageorge MV, DiSiena M, Hess DT, LaFemina J, Larkin AC, Miner TJ, Nepomnayshy D, Palesty J, Rosenkranz KM, Seymour NE, Trevisani G, Whiting JF, Oliveira KD, Longo WE, Yoo PS. Update on the Personal and Professional Well-Being of Surgical Residents in New England. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 09 01; 235(3):510-518. PMID: 35588528.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Kramer B, Plitt G, French JC, Nygaard RM, Cassaro S, Edelman DA, Lees JS, Meier AH, Joshi ART, Johnson MP, Chavez J, Hope WW, Morrissey S, Gauvin JM, Puri R, LaFemina J, Kang HS, Harzman AE, Jaafar S, Chandramouli MA, Lipman JM. A Multicenter Analysis of the Early Impact of COVID-19 on Junior Resident Operative Case Volume. J Surg Res. 2022 11; 279:208-217. PMID: 35780534.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. LaFemina J. Invited Commentary. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 06 01; 234(6):1099-1100. PMID: 35703804.
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    12. Tidwell J, Yudien M, Rutledge H, Terhune KP, LaFemina J, Aarons CB. Reshaping Residency Recruitment: Achieving Alignment Between Applicants and Programs in Surgery. J Surg Educ. 2022 May-Jun; 79(3):643-654. PMID: 35123913.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Bercovici N, Makarenko V, Vijayaraghavan G, Larkin A, Lafemina J, Clark J, Kandil D. A single-institution analysis of reflector-guided localization using SAVI SCOUT? in nonpalpable breast carcinoma compared to traditional wire localization. Breast J. 2021 09; 27(9):737-738. PMID: 34165213.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Bludevich BM, Fryer M, Scott EM, Buettner H, Davids JS, LaFemina J. Patterns of General Surgery Residency Social Media Use in the Age of COVID-19. J Surg Educ. 2021 Nov-Dec; 78(6):e218-e225. PMID: 34016568.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    15. LaFemina J, Torres U, Davids JS. Addressing Disparities in Graduate Medical Education-A Call to Action. JAMA Surg. 2020 10 01; 155(10):e202857. PMID: 32805030.
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    16. LaFemina J, Ahuja V, Alseidi A, Balters M, Brasel K, Clark C, Delman KA, Farley D, Lindeman B, Relles D, Shabahang M, Sohn V, Harrington D. APDS Consensus Statement: Ideal Senior Medical Student Experiences for Preparedness for General Surgery Internship. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jan-Feb; 78(1):69-75. PMID: 32737002.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. LaFemina J. Invited Commentary. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 06; 230(6):883-884. PMID: 32451047.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. LaFemina J. Invited Commentary. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 06; 230(6):955-956. PMID: 32451054.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Howard-McNatt M, Sabel M, Agnese D, Amersi F, Ammori J, Arciero C, Berman R, Dominici L, Fleming RY, Han D, LaFemina J, Meyers M, Philips P, Rafferty J, Reyna C, Rubin JT, Scheri R, Sharma R, Guiliano A. Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education: Are They Still Required? Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov; 26(12):3820-3823. PMID: 31420800.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Sakhdari A, Moghaddam PA, Ok CY, Walter O, Tomaszewicz K, Caporelli ML, Meng X, LaFemina J, Whalen G, Belkin E, Zivny J, Wassef W, Woda BA, Hutchinson LM, Cosar EF. Somatic molecular analysis augments cytologic evaluation of pancreatic cyst fluids as a diagnostic tool. Oncotarget. 2019 Jun 18; 10(40):4026-4037. PMID: 31258847.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    21. LaFemina J. Invited Commentary. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 06; 228(6):939-940. PMID: 31128676.
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    22. Hendrix RJ, Lee C, Friedrich AK, Rouanet E, Larkin AC, LaFemina J. Prophylactic Versus Therapeutic Mastectomy: A Contemporary Analysis of the ACS-NSQIP Database. Clin Breast Cancer. 2019 06; 19(3):e428-e432. PMID: 30876714.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Barth RJ, Mills JB, Suriawinata AA, Putra J, Tosteson TD, Axelrod D, Freeman R, Whalen GF, LaFemina J, Tarczewski SM, Kinlaw WB. Short-term Preoperative Diet Decreases Bleeding After Partial Hepatectomy: Results From a Multi-institutional Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Surg. 2019 01; 269(1):48-52. PMID: 29489484.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Laskiewicz L, Jamshed S, Gong Y, Ainechi S, LaFemina J, Wang X. The diagnostic value of FNA biopsy in grading pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018 03; 126(3):170-178. PMID: 29266776.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Dinh KH, Harris AF, LaFemina J, Whalen GF, Sullivan M, Licho R, Hill T, Lambert LA. Advantages of day-before lymphoscintigraphy and undiluted methylene blue dye injections for sentinel lymph node biopsies for melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 114(8):947-950. PMID: 27634654.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Cohen J, Meunier R, Jamshed S, Karam AR, Yates J, Wang X, LaFemina J. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in a Hepatic Hemangioma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Int J Surg Pathol. 2016 Sep; 24(6):552-5. PMID: 26912476.
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    27. Lim PW, Dinh KH, Sullivan M, Wassef WY, Zivny J, Whalen GF, LaFemina J. Thirty-day outcomes underestimate endocrine and exocrine insufficiency after pancreatic resection. HPB (Oxford). 2016 Apr; 18(4):360-6. PMID: 27037206.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Flores K, Dinh K, Rouleau E, Whalen G, Wassef W, LaFemina J. Identification of genetic risk for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer Genet. 2015 Nov; 208(11):559-63. PMID: 26481832.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Tan MC, Basturk O, Brannon AR, Bhanot U, Scott SN, Bouvier N, LaFemina J, Jarnagin WR, Berger MF, Klimstra D, Allen PJ. GNAS and KRAS Mutations Define Separate Progression Pathways in Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm-Associated Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 May; 220(5):845-854.e1. PMID: 25840541.
      Citations: 70     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Collins CE, Cherng N, McDade T, Movahedi B, Emhoff TA, Whalen GF, LaFemina J, Dorfman JD. Improving patient notification of solid abdominal viscera incidental findings with a standardized protocol. J Trauma Manag Outcomes. 2015; 9(1):1. PMID: 25670964.
    31. Do RK, Katz SS, Gollub MJ, Li J, LaFemina J, Zabor EC, Moskowitz CS, Klimstra DS, Allen PJ. Interobserver agreement for detection of malignant features of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas on MDCT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Nov; 203(5):973-9. PMID: 25341134.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Correa-Gallego C, Do R, Lafemina J, Gonen M, D'Angelica MI, DeMatteo RP, Fong Y, Kingham TP, Brennan MF, Jarnagin WR, Allen PJ. Predicting dysplasia and invasive carcinoma in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas: development of a preoperative nomogram. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec; 20(13):4348-55. PMID: 24046103.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Frankel TL, LaFemina J, Bamboat ZM, D'Angelica MI, DeMatteo RP, Fong Y, Kingham TP, Jarnagin WR, Allen PJ. Dysplasia at the surgical margin is associated with recurrence after resection of non-invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. HPB (Oxford). 2013 Oct; 15(10):814-21. PMID: 23782351.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. LaFemina J, Qin LX, Moraco NH, Antonescu CR, Fields RC, Crago AM, Brennan MF, Singer S. Oncologic outcomes of sporadic, neurofibromatosis-associated, and radiation-induced malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jan; 20(1):66-72. PMID: 22878618.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Lafemina J, Brennan MF. Adrenocortical carcinoma: past, present, and future. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct 01; 106(5):586-94. PMID: 22473597.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. O'Neill CB, Atoria CL, O'Reilly EM, LaFemina J, Henman MC, Elkin EB. Costs and trends in pancreatic cancer treatment. Cancer. 2012 Oct 15; 118(20):5132-9. PMID: 22415469.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    37. LaFemina J, Vagefi PA, Warshaw AL, Fern?ndez-del Castillo C. Transgastric pancreaticogastric anastomosis: an alternative operative approach for middle pancreatectomy. Arch Surg. 2010 May; 145(5):476-81. PMID: 20479347.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Fritz S, Fern?ndez-del Castillo C, Iafrate AJ, Mino-Kenudson M, Neyhard N, LaFemina J, Stirman A, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. Novel xenograft and cell line derived from an invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas give new insights into molecular mechanisms. Pancreas. 2010 Apr; 39(3):308-14. PMID: 19924021.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    39. LaFemina J, Roberts PA, Hung YP, Gusella JF, Sahani D, Fern?ndez-del Castillo C, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. Identification of a novel kindred with familial pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Pancreatology. 2009; 9(3):273-9. PMID: 19407482.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. LaFemina J, Sokal SM, Chang Y, McGrath D, Berger DL. Effect of medical or surgical admission on outcome of patients with gallstone pancreatitis and common bile duct stones. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Sep; 12(9):1554-60. PMID: 18622658.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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