Virginia R. Litle, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery Section

MD, Brown University School of Medicine

VTE prevention
Barrett's esophagus
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
miRNA profiling
Surgical education

truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy Patient Registry
01/22/2015 - 01/21/2016 (Co-PI)
PI: Hiran Fernando, MD
CSA Medical, Inc.

A Compliance Program Using the Caprini Risk Assessment Model to Reduce Venothromboembolic Complicati
07/01/2014 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
Cardinal Health Foundation

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  1. Hon C, O''Hara CJ, Litle VR. Endotracheal hamartoma case report: Two contrasting clinical presentations of a rare entity. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Jul 20; 38:98-101.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28755616.
  2. Ebright MI, Sridhar P, Litle VR, Narsule CK, Daly BD, Fernando HC. Endoscopic Fundoplication: Effectiveness for Controlling Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Innovations (Phila). 2017 May/Jun; 12(3):180-185.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28296655; DOI: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000351;.
  3. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Gower AC, Sridhar P, Deshpande A, O''Hara CJ, Yamada E, Godfrey TE, Fernando HC, Litle VR. miRNA profiling of primary lung and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas: Addressing a diagnostic dilemma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug; 154(2):714-727.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28495058.
  4. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Glocker RJ, Moalem J, Singh MJ, Litle VR. Incidental posterior mediastinal paraganglioma: The safe approach to management, case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017; 35:25-28. PMID: 28427002; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.03.040;.
  5. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Sterbling HM, Laklouk I, Zhao Q, Litle VR. A Moroccan Cattleman with Chronic Cough, Persistent Hemoptysis, and a Cavitary Lung Mass. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Feb; 14(2):279-282. PMID: 28146378; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201607-520CC;.
  6. Bhatt N, Sloan JM, O'Hara CJ, Oommen R, Steiling K, Litle VR. Extranodal Marginal Zone Endobronchial Lymphoma Associated With Hepatitis C. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov; 102(5):e407-e408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27772593; DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.04.060;.
  7. Datta S, Muñoz-Largacha JA, Li L, Zhao GQ, Litle VR. Subcutaneous metastases from early stage esophageal adenocarcinoma case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 29:108-112. PMID: 27837701; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.10.063;.
  8. Litle VR. When the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep; 152(3):754-5. PMID: 27436093; DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.06.041;.
  9. Muñoz-Largacha JA, O'Hara CJ, Sloan JM, Fernando HC, Litle VR. Surgical Management of Pulmonary Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma Associated With Light-Chain Deposition Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun; 101(6):e207-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27211983; DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.089;.
  10. Litle VR. Don''t look now! Risk stratify first. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug; 152(2):533-4. PMID: 27131849; DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.03.063;.
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General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Regarding mentorship I am a mentor at BU and beyond for students and residents interested in surgery. These relationships have also provided insight for my activities as an Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency and help me provide guidance to them about residency, fellowship and academic pursuits. Over the years at each institution I have had an increasing number of student and resident mentees and now am mentoring on average seven a year. I teach them how to prepare abstracts and manuscripts as well as prepare poster and oral presentations for the BU, regional and national forums. I have mentored students from all four years of medical school. First- and second-year students have co-authored papers with one of my resident mentees, and through the research and writing process that mentee has learned how to mentor multiple students as well. I have also worked with a particular surgery resident mentee to obtain a foundation grant and to apply for other patient safety funding opportunities. I serve on the General Surgery Resident Research Committee at BU and attend resident research presentations up to eight times a year. This represents another forum for mentorship. Finally I also have been a mentor through national organizations including Women in Thoracic Surgery, of which I am a past president, and the Women in Surgery Committee for the American College of Surgeons, for which I serve on the mentoring subcommittee.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Diversity Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')
  • Assistant
         Name: Andrew Butler
         Phone: 617-638-7351

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