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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

Gupta, A. M., H. V. Williamson, R. A. Greenup, S. M. Thomas, O. M. Fayanju, J. K. Plichta, L. H. Rosenberger, and E. Hwang. “The Role of Tumor Phenotype and Histology in the Surgical Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 26:S90–91. SPRINGER, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Grossmith, Samantha, Anvy Nguyen, Jiani Hu, Jennifer K. Plichta, Faina Nakhlis, Linda Cutone, Laura Dominici, et al. “Multidisciplinary Management of the Axilla in Patients with cT1-T2 N0 Breast Cancer Undergoing Primary Mastectomy: Results from a Prospective Single-Institution Series.” Ann Surg Oncol 25, no. 12 (November 2018): 3527–34. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6525-3.

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Tamirisa, Nina, Samantha M. Thomas, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Rachel A. Greenup, Laura H. Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Axillary Nodal Evaluation in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients: Potential Effects on Treatment Decisions and Survival.” In Ann Surg Oncol, 25:2890–98, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6595-2.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Hannah Vernia, Lars J. Grimm, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Samantha M. Thomas, Shelley Hwang, and Ryan P. Plichta. “It’s Not You, It’s Me: The Influence of Surgeon Gender on Patient Satisfaction Scores.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 227:e31–e31. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.08.082.

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Park, Tristen S., Samantha M. Thomas, Laura H. Rosenberger, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Jennifer K. Plichta, Rachel C. Blitzblau, Cecilia T. Ong, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, and Rachel A. Greenup. “The Association of Extent of Axillary Surgery and Survival in Women with N2-3 Invasive Breast Cancer.” Ann Surg Oncol 25, no. 10 (October 2018): 3019–29. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6587-2.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Nina Tamirisa, et al. “The Clinical Significance of Breast-only and Node-only Pathologic Complete Response (pCR) After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT): A Review of 20,000 Breast Cancer Patients in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).” Ann Surg 268, no. 4 (October 2018): 591–601. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002953.

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Ong, Cecilia T., Brittany M. Campbell, Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel A. Greenup, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Jeremy Force, et al. “Metaplastic Breast Cancer Treatment and Outcomes in 2500 Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of a National Oncology Database.” Ann Surg Oncol 25, no. 8 (August 2018): 2249–60. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6533-3.

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Lane, Whitney, Samantha Thomas, Jennifer Plichta, Laura Rosenberger, Oluwadamilola Fayanju, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, and Rachel Greenup. “Extent of axillary surgery in women with Stage IV breast cancer.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 25:291–92. SPRINGER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Force, Jeremy Meyer, Sarah Abbott, Gloria Broadwater, Ilona Stashko, Kelly E. Westbrook, Gretchen Genevieve Kimmick, Sarah LeNoir Sammons, et al. “Immune profiling of BRCA-mutated breast cancers.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:585–585. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.585.

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Trotter, Kathryn, and Jennifer K. Plichta. “Meeting the needs of women at high risk for breast cancer: Facilitated group visits.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:e18508–e18508. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e18508.

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