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Jennifer K Plichta, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3513, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Breast Surgery Fellowship, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015 - 2016
  • Breast Surgery Fellowship, Surgery, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2015 - 2016
  • Breast Surgery Fellowship, Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2015 - 2016
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2008 - 2015
  • M.S., Loyola University Medical Center, 2012
  • M.D., Indiana University, School of Medicine, 2008
  • B.A., Depauw University, 2002

Publications

Nash, Amanda L., Samantha M. Thomas, Jennifer K. Plichta, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, E Shelley Hwang, Rachel A. Greenup, and Laura H. Rosenberger. “Contralateral Axillary Nodal Metastases: Stage IV Disease or a Manifestation of Progressive Locally Advanced Breast Cancer?” In Ann Surg Oncol, 28:5544–52, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10461-9.

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Dillon, Jacquelyn, Samantha M. Thomas, Laura H. Rosenberger, Gayle DiLalla, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Carolyn S. Menendez, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Mortality in Older Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Breast Surgery: How Low is "Low Risk"?” In Ann Surg Oncol, 28:5758–67, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10502-3.

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Ponder, Madison, Vishal Venkatraman, Lefko Charalambous, Abena A. Ansah-Yeboah, Syed M. Adil, Luis A. Antezana, Rajeev Dharmapurikar, et al. “Mobile Health Application for Patients Undergoing Breast Cancer Surgery: Feasibility Study.” Jco Oncology Practice 17, no. 9 (September 2021): e1344–53. https://doi.org/10.1200/op.20.01026.

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Dillon, Jacquelyn, Samantha M. Thomas, Laura H. Rosenberger, Gayle DiLalla, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Carolyn S. Menendez, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “ASO Visual Abstract: Mortality in Older Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Breast Surgery-How Low is "Low Risk"?” Ann Surg Oncol, August 25, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10612-y.

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Marks, Caitlin E., Samantha M. Thomas, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Gayle DiLalla, Sarah Sammons, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Metastatic breast cancer: Who benefits from surgery?” Am J Surg, July 22, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.07.018.

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Tait, Sarah D., Yi Ren, Cushanta C. Horton, Sachiko M. Oshima, Samantha M. Thomas, Sherry Wright, Awanya Caesar, et al. “Characterizing participants in the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program: A retrospective review of 90,000 women.” In Cancer, 127:2515–24, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33473.

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Taskindoust, Mahsa, Samantha M. Thomas, Sarah Sammons, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Gayle DiLalla, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “ASO Visual Abstract: Survival Outcomes Among Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Review of 47,000 Patients.” Ann Surg Oncol, July 13, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10296-4.

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Taskindoust, Mahsa, Samantha M. Thomas, Sarah L. Sammons, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Gayle DiLalla, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Survival Outcomes Among Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Review of 47,000 Patients.” In Ann Surg Oncol, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10227-3.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Li Lin, Madison Ponder, Bryce B. Reeve, Rajeev Dharmapurikar, Shivanand P. Lad, Ziad F. Gellad, and E Shelley Hwang. “Improving the Patient Experience for Women Undergoing Breast Surgery: Yes, There's an App for That, Too!.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 28:S364–65, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

Prakash, Ipshita, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, and Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju. “Time to surgery among women treated with neoadjuvant systemic therapy and upfront surgery for breast cancer.” Breast Cancer Res Treat 186, no. 2 (April 2021): 535–50. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-06012-7.

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