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Rosemary Duda, MD, MPH

Dr. Duda is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and on staff in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School. She received her medical degree from Hershey Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University and her MPH degree in Population and International Health from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency training in general surgery at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, and her surgical oncology fellowship at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. Dr. Duda’s clinical interests include surgical oncology, melanoma, sarcoma, breast cancer, and genetic counseling for high risk BRCA1/2 individuals. Her research interests includes program development to reduce the risk of maternal to child transmission of HIV from mother to child in Nigeria.

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Per-Olof Hasselgren, MD, PhD

Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren is the George H.A. Clowes Professor Surgery at Harvard Medical Center and Vice Chairman of Research and the Director of Endocrine Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Gothenburg, Medical Facility in Sweden, where he also completed his PhD. He completed surgical residencies at both Oskarshamn’s Hospital and Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden. He completed a fellowship in surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati. Board certified in surgery, his clinical interests include general surgery, breast surgery, endocrine surgery (Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Gland Surgery). Dr. Hasselgren’s research lab focuses on the mechanisms regulating the catabolic response to sepsis and injury in skeletal muscle.

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Mary Jane Houlihan, MD

Dr. Houlihan is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She received her medical degree from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed an internship, residency, and fellowship in surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Board certified in Surgery, Dr. Houlihan’s clinical interests include breast disease, breast surgery, and surgical oncology. Her research interests include nipple-sparing mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

 

 

Ted A. James, MD

Dr. James is a faculty member of Harvard Medical School and serves as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Surgery. He is also Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology and Co-Director of the BIDMC BreastCare Center. He received his medical degree from Drexel University and completed his residency in general surgery at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. James also earned a Master of Science in Health Care Management from Harvard University. He works with national organizations to improve quality in cancer care delivery. His research interests encompass studying clinical outcomes in cancer surgery and understanding mechanisms of tumor metastasis. He also volunteers with organizations that provide support and advocacy for people with cancer. Dr. James helps patients navigate the complex treatment decisions and challenges that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. His greatest satisfaction is to see patients through this difficult time and successfully move forward after treatment.

 

Kari J. Kansal, MD

Dr. Kansal in Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and on staff in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from University of Minnesota at Minneapolis Medical School in Minneapolis. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at University of California San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, and her fellowship in breast surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Kansal is board certified in Surgery. Her clinical interests include breast surgery, surgical oncology, high risk breast cancers, breast conservation operations, and breast disorders. Her research interests include eligibility for nipple-sparing mastectomy.

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A. James Moser, MD

James Moser, MD Institute for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic SurgeryDr. Moser is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Pancreas and Liver Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a general surgery internship and residency at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Board certified in Surgery, Dr. Moser’s clinical interests include pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, gastric cancer, gastric surgery, advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgery, duodenal masses, and biliary tract disease.

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Ranjna Sharma, MD 

Dr. Sharma is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and on staff in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Sharma completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, as well as a residency in general surgery at University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. She completed a fellowship in breast surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Board certified in Surgery, her clinical interests include benign breast disease, breast cancer, skin sparing and nipple sparing mastectomy, and oncoplastic reconstruction.  

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Nicholas Tawa, MD, PhD

Dr. Tawa is Assistant Professor of Surgery (Physiology) at Harvard Medical School and on staff on the Division of Surgical Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and his PhD from Harvard University. He completed an internship and residency general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Board certified in Surgery, Dr. Tawa’s clinical interests include surgical oncology, gastrointestinal oncology, sarcoma surgery, melanoma, breast surgery, laparoscopic surgery and general surgery.

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Michael Yaffe, MD, PhD

Dr. Yaffe is David H. Koch Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at MIT and on staff in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care at BIDMC. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he also completed his PhD in Biophysical Chemistry. He completed a fellowship in critical care at the Harvard-Longwood Critical Care Program at Harvard Medical School and residencies in both general surgery and surgical oncology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and New England Deaconess Hospital. Board certified in surgical critical care, Dr. Yaffe’s clinical interests include trauma, critical care, and general surgical emergencies. Dr. Yaffe’s main research interests include biology studies of cell signaling, approaches to targeted cancer therapy, protein-protein interactions and modular protein domains in signal transduction, and protein kinase signaling pathways involved in cell cycle control, DNA damage and inflammation. A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, Dr. Yaffe is the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal.

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Research Staff

Susan Hagen, PhD
Research Investigator

Dr. Hagen is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Vice Chair for Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The primary focus of Dr. Hagen’s laboratory is to understand how gastric atrophy occurs during Helicobacter pylori infection. Gastric cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Dr. Hagen has served as Co-Chair of the Affinity Research Collaborative at BIDMC, and has been invited to speak at a number of speaking engagements around the world.

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Leo E. Otterbein, PhD
Research Investigator

Dr. Otterbein is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an investigator in the Department of Surgery at BIDMC. He also serves as a Site Miner for the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). Dr. Otterbein’s research focuses on the innate immune response and defense mechanisms in models of trauma, infection, ischemia reperfusion injury, and regenerative responses to tissue damage.

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Barbara Wegiel, PhD
Research Investigator

Dr. Wegiel is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an investigator in the Department of Surgery at BIDMC. Dr. Wegiel’s research focuses on how the heme degradation pathway regulates innate inflammatory responses during organ injury and carcinogenesis. This work has implications for understanding novel targets and potential therapeutics for treatment of cancer and beyond.

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Contact Information

Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Palmer 6, West Campus
185 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-632-1020
Fax: 617-632-1019