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Julie Ann Sosa, MD

Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Director, Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES)
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Medicine
Office: 484 Seeley G Mudd Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 2945, Durham, NC 27710

Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS is Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Duke University and leader of the endocrine neoplasia diseases group in the Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She is Professor of Surgery and Medicine. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is widely published in outcomes analysis, as well as cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and survey-based research, and she is director of health services research for Duke Surgery. Her research group is multi-disciplinary, and she has collaborators in health services research and outcomes, biostatistics, geriatrics, endocrinology, oncology, vascular surgery, breast surgery, pharmacology and cancer biology, and stem cell research. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Thyroid Oncology Group, and has been a PI or investigator in a number of clinical trials for advanced thyroid cancer. She is Deputy Editor of JAMA-Surgery, and is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine, Hormones and Cancer, Journal of Thyroid Research, and the International Journal of Endocrine Oncology. She is Associate Editor of the World Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Surgical Research, and is editor of the endocrine tumors section of Current Opinion in Oncology. She has served on ATA guidelines committees for hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer, and on the NCCN guidelines committee for neuroendocrine tumors. Dr Sosa is the recipient of grants from the NIH/NCI, Paget Foundation, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Donaghue Foundation, the American Geriatrics Association/Hartford Foundation, and the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Fund. She was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, her MA at Oxford, and her MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency program and a fellowship.

Education and Training

  • Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Medical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, 2008 - 2012
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 2002 - 2008
  • Assistant Chief of Service/Instructor, Johns Hopkins University, 2001 - 2002
  • Halsted Chief Resident, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 2000 - 2001
  • Specialist Registrar, John Radcliffe And Churchill Hospitals, University Of Oxford, Johns Hopkins University, 2000 - 2000
  • Senior Resident, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1998 - 1999
  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, 1996 - 1998
  • Junior Resident, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1995 - 1996
  • Director, Clinical And Health Services, Johns Hopkins University, 1994 - 1995
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1994

Publications

Sosa, JA. "A Note from the New Editor in Chief." World journal of surgery 42, no. 2 (February 2018): 315-316.

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Youngwirth, LM, Adam, MA, Thomas, SM, Roman, SA, Sosa, JA, and Scheri, RP. "Pediatric thyroid cancer patients referred to high-volume facilities have improved short-term outcomes." Surgery 163, no. 2 (February 2018): 361-366.

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Kuzminski, SJ, Sosa, JA, and Hoang, JK. "Update in Parathyroid Imaging." Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America 26, no. 1 (February 2018): 151-166. (Review)

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Anderson, KL, Thomas, SM, Adam, MA, Pontius, LN, Stang, MT, Scheri, RP, Roman, SA, and Sosa, JA. "Each procedure matters: threshold for surgeon volume to minimize complications and decrease cost associated with adrenalectomy." Surgery 163, no. 1 (January 2018): 157-164.

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Cox, C, Bosley, M, Southerland, LB, Ahmadi, S, Perkins, J, Roman, S, Sosa, JA, and Carneiro-Pla, D. "Lobectomy for treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer: can patients avoid postoperative thyroid hormone supplementation and be compliant with the American Thyroid Association guidelines?." Surgery 163, no. 1 (January 2018): 75-80.

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Liu, JB, Sosa, JA, Grogan, RH, Liu, Y, Cohen, ME, Ko, CY, and Hall, BL. "Variation of Thyroidectomy-Specific Outcomes Among Hospitals and Their Association With Risk Adjustment and Hospital Performance." JAMA surgery 153, no. 1 (January 2018): e174593-.

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Koh, J, Hogue, JA, and Sosa, JA. "Live-Cell Visualization of Calcium Flux in Vibratome-Cut Thick Sections of Viable Tumor Tissue." Current protocols in cell biology 77 (December 11, 2017): 4.34.1-4.34.16.

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Hoang, D, Broer, N, Sosa, JA, Abitbol, N, Yao, X, Li, F, Rivera-Molina, F, Toomre, DK, Roman, SA, Sue, G, Kim, S, Li, AY, Callender, GG, Simpson, C, and Narayan, D. "Leptin Is Produced by Parathyroid Glands and Stimulates Parathyroid Hormone Secretion." Annals of surgery 266, no. 6 (December 2017): 1075-1083.

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Pontius, LN, Oyekunle, TO, Thomas, SM, Stang, MT, Scheri, RP, Roman, SA, and Sosa, JA. "Projecting Survival in Papillary Thyroid Cancer: A Comparison of the Seventh and Eighth Editions of the American Joint Commission on Cancer/Union for International Cancer Control Staging Systems in Two Contemporary National Patient Cohorts." Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association 27, no. 11 (November 2017): 1408-1416.

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Anderson, K, Ruel, E, Adam, MA, Thomas, S, Youngwirth, L, Stang, MT, Scheri, RP, Roman, SA, and Sosa, JA. "Subtotal vs. total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation for patients with renal hyperparathyroidism have similar outcomes." American journal of surgery 214, no. 5 (November 2017): 914-919.

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