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. Semenkovich TR, Subramanian M, Yan Y, Hofstetter WL, Correa AM, Cassivi SD, Inra ML, Stiles BM, Altorki NK, Chang AC, Brescia AA, Darling GE, Allison F, Broderick SR, Etchill EW, Fernandez FG, Chihara RK, Litle VR, Muñoz-Largacha JA, Kozower BD, Puri V, Meyers BF. Adjuvant Therapy for Node Positive Esophageal Cancer after Induction and Surgery: A Multisite Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jun 20. PMID: 31229485.
  2. Zhou Z, Kalatskaya I, Russell D, Marcon N, Cirocco M, Krzyzanowski PM, Streutker C, Liang H, Litle VR, Godfrey TE, Stein L. Combined EsophaCap cytology and MUC2 immunohistochemistry for screening of intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and carcinoma. Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2019; 12:219-229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31190949.
  3. Egyud M, Tejani M, Pennathur A, Luketich J, Sridhar P, Yamada E, Ståhlberg A, Filges S, Krzyzanowski P, Jackson J, Kalatskaya I, Jiao W, Nielsen G, Zhou Z, Litle V, Stein L, Godfrey T. Detection of Circulating Tumor DNA in Plasma: A Potential Biomarker for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31059681.
  4. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Rao SR, Brinckerhoff LH, Daly BD, Fernando HC, Litle VR, Suzuki K. Induction chemoradiation is associated with improved survival in chest wall invasion lung cancer. Tumori. 2019 Mar 25; 300891619839283.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30905273.
  5. Sterbling HM, Molena D, Rao SR, Stein SL, Litle VR. Initial report on young cardiothoracic surgeons' first job: From searching to securing and the gaps in between. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 11. PMID: 30857819.
  6. 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. 2019 May; 107(5):1472-1479.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30605641.
  7. 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.
  8. Litle VR. The Good, the Bad and the Socially Challenged. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018; 30(4):496-497. PMID: 30359732.
  9. Litle VR, Mitchell JD. Global infections, local solutions: a guide for thoracic surgeons. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(Suppl 28):S3376-S3377. PMID: 30505524.
  10. Parker CS, Siracuse CG, Litle VR. Identifying lung cancer in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(Suppl 28):S3392-S3397. PMID: 30505526.
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Bar chart showing 103 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2018


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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