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Jennifer K Plichta, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant 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

Sammons, Sarah, Yi Ren, Jeremy Force, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Laura H. Rosenberger, Jennifer K. Plichta, Gretchen Kimmick, et al. “Abstract P3-08-10: Characterization of oncotype DX recurrence score and chemotherapy utilization patterns in young women (≤40) with early stage ER+/HER-, lymph node negative breast cancer.” In Poster Session Abstracts. American Association for Cancer Research, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs19-p3-08-10.

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Rosenberger, Laura H., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Axillary lymph node dissection in node-positive breast cancer: are ten nodes adequate and when is enough, enough?” In Breast Cancer Res Treat, 179:661–70, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-019-05500-9.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Samantha M. Thomas, Rebecca Vernon, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Laura H. Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, and Rachel A. Greenup. “Breast cancer tumor histopathology, stage at presentation, and treatment in the extremes of age.” In Breast Cancer Res Treat, 180:227–35, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05542-4.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Yi Ren, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Jeremy Force, Gita Suneja, et al. “Extent of axillary surgery in inflammatory breast cancer: a survival analysis of 3500 patients.” Breast Cancer Res Treat 180, no. 1 (February 2020): 207–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05529-1.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Yi Ren, Gita Suneja, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Jeremy Force, Terry Hyslop, and E Shelley Hwang. “Nodal Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Predicts Receipt of Radiation Therapy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 106, no. 2 (February 1, 2020): 377–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.10.039.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Laura H. Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, and E Shelley Hwang. “Implications for Breast Cancer Restaging Based on the 8th Edition AJCC Staging Manual.” Ann Surg 271, no. 1 (January 2020): 169–76. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003071.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Samantha M. Thomas, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Rachel A. Greenup, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Laura H. Rosenberger, Nina Tamirisa, Terry Hyslop, and E Shelley Hwang. “Clinical and pathological stage discordance among 433,514 breast cancer patients.” Am J Surg 218, no. 4 (October 2019): 669–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.07.016.

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Champion, Cosette D., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Laura H. Rosenberger, Rachel A. Greenup, Carolyn S. Menendez, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “DCIS with Microinvasion: Is It In Situ or Invasive Disease?” In Ann Surg Oncol, 26:3124–32, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07556-9.

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Rosenberger, Laura H., Samantha M. Thomas, Jennifer K. Plichta, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Terry Hyslop, Rachel A. Greenup, and E Shelley Hwang. “Decreasing rates of axillary lymph node dissections over time: Implications for surgical resident exposure and operative skills development.” In Am J Surg, 218:786–91, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.07.013.

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