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

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

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Sterbling HM, Rosen AK, Hachey KJ, Vellanki NS, Hewes PD, Rao SR, Pinjic E, Fernando HC, Litle VR. Caprini Risk Model Decreases Venous Thromboembolism Rates in Thoracic Surgery Cancer Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29397103.
  2. Narsule CK, Sridhar P, Nair D, Gupta A, Oommen RG, Ebright MI, Litle VR, Fernando HC. Percutaneous thermal ablation for stage IA non-small cell lung cancer: long-term follow-up. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Oct; 9(10):4039-4045.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29268414.
  3. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Litle VR. Endoscopic mucosal ablation and resection of Barrett''s esophagus and related diseases. J Vis Surg. 2017; 3:128. PMID: 29078688.
  4. Litle VR. Endoscopic resection and the T category: Baby steps toward risk stratification. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov; 154(5):1785-1786. PMID: 28916218.
  5. 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; 38:98-101.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28755616.
  6. 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;.
  7. 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.
  8. 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;.
  9. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Ebright MI, Litle VR, Fernando HC. Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy with dye marking for identification of small peripheral lung nodules during minimally invasive surgical resection. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Mar; 9(3):802-808. PMID: 28449489.
  10. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Litle VR, Fernando HC. Navigation bronchoscopy for diagnosis and small nodule location. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Mar; 9(Suppl 2):S98-S103. PMID: 28446971.
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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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