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

2003 ASCO/AACR Workshop
1999 ASCRS: Piedmont Society Award for Basic Science Research

truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy Patient Registry
01/22/2015 - 01/21/2020 (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. Sridhar P, Bhatt M, Qureshi MM, Asokan S, Truong MT, Suzuki K, Mak KS, Litle VR. Esophageal Cancer Presentation, Treatment and Outcomes Vary with Hospital Safety-net Burden. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30605641.
  2. Handy JR, Bremner RM, Crocenzi TS, Detterbeck FC, Fernando HC, Fidias PM, Firestone S, Johnstone CA, Lanuti M, Litle VR, Kesler KA, Mitchell JD, Pass HI, Ross HJ, Varghese TK. Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Metastasectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb; 107(2):631-649. PMID: 30476477.
  3. Litle VR. The Good, the Bad and the Socially Challenged. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018; 30(4):496-497. PMID: 30359732.
  4. Shin TH, Inagaki E, Ganta T, Hartshorn K, Litle VR, Suzuki K. Tumor Lysis Syndrome After Bilobectomy for Typical Carcinoid Tumor of the Lung. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar; 107(3):e199-e201.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30218665.
  5. Van Haren RM, Litle VR. Venous thromboembolism events after thoracic surgery: global steps toward prevention. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Sep; 10(Suppl 26):S3058-S3059. PMID: 30370078.
  6. Yan SX, Qureshi MM, Suzuki K, Dyer M, Truong MT, Litle V, Mak KS. Definitive treatment patterns and survival in stage II non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2018 Oct; 124:135-142.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30268452.
  7. Shargall Y, Litle VR. European perspectives in Thoracic Surgery, the ESTS venous thromboembolism (VTE) working group. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Apr; 10(Suppl 8):S963-S968. PMID: 29744223.
  8. Gopal M, Skobodzinski AA, Sterbling HM, Rao SR, LaChapelle C, Suzuki K, Litle VR. Bronchoscopy Simulation Training as a Tool in Medical School Education. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jul; 106(1):280-286.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29530773.
  9. Litle VR. Management of Post-pneumonectomy Bronchopleural Fistula: A Roadmap for Rescue. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018; 30(1):114-115. PMID: 29454674.
  10. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Steiling KA, Kathuria H, Charlot M, Fitzgerald C, Suzuki K, Litle VR. Initial surgical experience following implementation of lung cancer screening at an urban safety net hospital. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun; 155(6):2674-2681.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29534906.
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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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Boston MA 02118
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