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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

Thornton, M. J., H. V. Williamson, K. E. Westbrook, R. A. Greenup, J. K. Plichta, L. H. Rosenberger, A. M. Gupta, T. Hyslop, E. S. Hwang, and O. M. Fayanju. “Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy Versus Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Node-Positive Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.” In Ann Surg Oncol, 26:3166–77, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07564-9.

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Plichta, J. K., L. H. Rosenberger, C. A. DeChant, and E. S. Hwang. “Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Management: All or Nothing, or Something in between?” Current Breast Cancer Reports 11, no. 3 (September 15, 2019): 190–202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12609-019-0306-2.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Samantha M. Thomas, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Carolyn S. Menendez, Laura H. Rosenberger, Rachel A. Greenup, Terry Hyslop, Edgardo R. Parrilla Castellar, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “The Influence of Age on the Histopathology and Prognosis of Atypical Breast Lesions.” J Surg Res 241 (September 2019): 188–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2019.03.047.

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Tamirisa, Nina, Hannah V. Williamson, Samantha M. Thomas, Kelly E. Westbrook, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang, and Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju. “The impact of chemotherapy sequence on survival in node-positive invasive lobular carcinoma.” J Surg Oncol 120, no. 2 (August 2019): 132–41. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.25492.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Molly L. Sebastian, Linda A. Smith, Carolyn S. Menendez, Anita T. Johnson, Sussan M. Bays, David M. Euhus, et al. “Germline Genetic Testing: What the Breast Surgeon Needs to Know.” Ann Surg Oncol 26, no. 7 (July 2019): 2184–90. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07341-8.

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Trotter, Kathryn, Jennifer Plichta, E Shelley Hwang, and Hannah Reynolds. “Anxiety scores of women with an increased risk of breast cancer participating in facilitated group visits.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 26:137–38. SPRINGER, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Lane, Whitney O., Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel C. Blitzblau, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, and Rachel A. Greenup. “Surgical Resection of the Primary Tumor in Women With De Novo Stage IV Breast Cancer: Contemporary Practice Patterns and Survival Analysis.” Ann Surg 269, no. 3 (March 2019): 537–44. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002621.

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Force, J., J. Plichta, I. Stashko, G. Kimmick, K. Westbrook, S. Sammons, S. Hwang, et al. “Abstract P3-08-07: Distinct biological signatures describe differences in BRCA mutated subgroups.” In Poster Session Abstracts. American Association for Cancer Research, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs18-p3-08-07.

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Bloom, Diane L., Brittany M. Chapman, Stephanie B. Wheeler, Kandace P. McGuire, Clara N. Lee, Kevin Weinfurt, Donald L. Rosenstein, Jennifer K. Plichta, Julie C. Jacobson Vann, and E Shelley Hwang. “Reframing the conversation about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: Preparing women for postsurgical realities.” In Psychooncology, 28:394–400, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4955.

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