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Oluwadamilola Motunrayo Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3513, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Fayanju is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Population Health Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine, Associate Director for Disparities & Value in Healthcare with Duke Forge (the university’s center for actionable data science: https://forge.duke.edu/oluwadamilola-fayanju-md-ma-mphs), and Director of the Durham VA Breast Clinic.

She received her undergraduate degree in History and Science and an MA in Comparative Literature from Harvard. She received her MD and a master of population health sciences (MPHS) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also completed her residency in General Surgery. She completed fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Her research, which is supported by an NIH K08 career development award, has 3 areas of focus: (1) addressing disparities in breast cancer presentation, treatment, outcome, and clinical trial participation; (2) improving prognostication and treatment for biologically aggressive variants of breast cancer that are often more common among racial and ethnic minorities; and (3) creating value in oncologic care, especially through the collection and application of patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Her scholarship has been published in a variety of journals including Annals of Surgery, Cancer, and JAMA.

She is active in several national organizations, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Surgical Outcomes Club and on various committees including the Breast, Cancer Care Delivery, and Health Disparities Committees for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology; the Patient-reported Outcomes, Patient Safety and Quality, and Publications Committees for the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS); the Nominating and Program Committees for the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS); the Women in Surgery Committee for the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS); and the Locoregional and Patient-reported Outcomes Committees for the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC).

Education and Training

  • Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow, Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2015 - 2016
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007 - 2015
  • M.P.H.S., Washington University School of Medicine, 2011
  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 2007
  • M.A., Harvard University , 2001
  • A.B., Harvard University , 2001

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

Devi, Gayathri R., Holly Hough, Nadine Barrett, Massimo Cristofanilli, Beth Overmoyer, Neil Spector, Naoto T. Ueno, et al. “Perspectives on Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Research, Clinical Management and Community Engagement from the Duke IBC Consortium.” J Cancer 10, no. 15 (2019): 3344–51. https://doi.org/10.7150/jca.31176.

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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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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Samantha M. Thomas, Whitney O. Lane, Jonah P. Orr, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Rachel A. Greenup, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Evolving Patterns of Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction by Race/Ethnicity: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Analysis from 1998 to 2014.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 227:S207–S207. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.07.453.

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Rao, Roshni, Kandace Ludwig, Lisa Bailey, Tiffany S. Berry, Robert Buras, Amy Degnim, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, et al. “Select Choices in Benign Breast Disease: An Initiative of the American Society of Breast Surgeons for the American Board of Internal Medicine Choosing Wisely® Campaign.” Annals of Surgical Oncology 25, no. 10 (October 2018): 2795–2800. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6584-5.

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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

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