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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

Plichta, Jennifer Kay, Samantha M. Thomas, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Oluwadamilola Motunrayo Fayanju, Rachel Adams Greenup, Laura Horst Rosenberger, Gretchen Genevieve Kimmick, Terry Hyslop, and Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang. “Restaging de novo metastatic breast cancer to refine prognostic estimates.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:e13083–e13083. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e13083.

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Tamirisa, Nina Prabha, Hannah Vernia, Samantha M. Thomas, Kelly E. Westbrook, Rachel Adams Greenup, Jennifer Kay Plichta, Laura Horst Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang, and Oluwadamilola Motunrayo Fayanju. “The impact of chemotherapy sequence on survival in node-positive invasive lobular carcinoma.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:587–587. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.587.

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Plichta, J. K., S. M. Thomas, R. A. Greenup, O. M. Fayanju, L. H. Rosenberger, N. Tamirisa, T. Hyslop, and E. S. Hwang. “Clinical and Pathologic Stage Discordance is Associated with Breast Cancer Prognosis.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 25:S94–S94. SPRINGER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Thomas, S. M., O. M. Fayanju, J. K. Plichta, L. H. Rosenberger, J. Force, T. Hyslop, E. S. Hwang, and R. A. Greenup. “Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Breast Cancer with Isolated Supraclavicular Metastases.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 25:S26–S26. SPRINGER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Plichta, Jennifer K., Brittany M. Campbell, Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, and E Shelley Hwang. “Anatomy and Breast Cancer Staging: Is It Still Relevant?” Surg Oncol Clin N Am 27, no. 1 (January 2018): 51–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soc.2017.07.010.

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Ong, Cecilia T., Samantha M. Thomas, Rachel C. Blitzblau, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Tristen S. Park, Jennifer K. Plichta, Laura H. Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, E. Shelley Hwang, and Rachel A. Greenup. “Patient Age and Tumor Subtype Predict the Extent of Axillary Surgery Among Breast Cancer Patients Eligible for the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Trial Z0011.” Ann Surg Oncol 24, no. 12 (November 2017): 3559–66. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-6075-0.

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Gamble, Charlotte, Laura J. Havrilesky, Evan R. Myers, Junzo P. Chino, Scott Hollenbeck, Jennifer K. Plichta, P. Kelly Marcom, E. Shelley Hwang, Noah D. Kauff, and Rachel A. Greenup. “Cost Effectiveness of Risk-Reducing Mastectomy versus Surveillance in BRCA Mutation Carriers with a History of Ovarian Cancer.” Ann Surg Oncol 24, no. 11 (October 2017): 3116–23. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-5995-z.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Xiang Gao, Huaiying Lin, Qunfeng Dong, Evelyn Toh, David E. Nelson, Richard L. Gamelli, Elizabeth A. Grice, and Katherine A. Radek. “Cutaneous Burn Injury Promotes Shifts in the Bacterial Microbiome in Autologous Donor Skin: Implications for Skin Grafting Outcomes.” Shock 48, no. 4 (October 2017): 441–48. https://doi.org/10.1097/SHK.0000000000000874.

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Nguyen, A., J. K. Plichta, J. Cintolo-Gonzalez, K. Kartal, M. E. Griffin, and K. Hughes. “Genetic risk prediction in breast cancer.” In Changing Paradigms in the Management of Breast Cancer, 217–32, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60336-0_15.

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Smith, Barbara L., Rong Tang, Upahvan Rai, Jennifer K. Plichta, Amy S. Colwell, Michele A. Gadd, Michelle C. Specht, William G. Austen, and Suzanne B. Coopey. “Oncologic Safety of Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in Women with Breast Cancer.” J Am Coll Surg 225, no. 3 (September 2017): 361–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.06.013.

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