Virginia R. Litle, MD

Professor, Surgery

Virginia Litle
88 East Newton St., Collamore Building, C7380


VTE prevention
Barrett’s esophagus
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
miRNA profiling
Surgical education


  • Brown University School of Medicine, MD
  • University of Vermont, BS


  • Published on 5/3/2019

    Egyud M, Tejani M, Pennathur A, Luketich J, Sridhar P, Yamada E, Ståhlberg A, Filges S, Krzyzanowski P, Jackson J, Kalatskaya I, Jiao W, Nielsen G, Zhou Z, Litle V, Stein L, Godfrey T. Detection of Circulating Tumor DNA in Plasma: A Potential Biomarker for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May 03. PMID: 31059681.

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  • Published on 3/25/2019

    Muñoz-Largacha JA, Rao SR, Brinckerhoff LH, Daly BD, Fernando HC, Litle VR, Suzuki K. Induction chemoradiation is associated with improved survival in chest wall invasion lung cancer. Tumori. 2019 Mar 25; 300891619839283. PMID: 30905273.

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  • Published on 2/11/2019

    Sterbling HM, Molena D, Rao SR, Stein SL, Litle VR. Initial report on young cardiothoracic surgeons' first job: From searching to securing and the gaps in between. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 11. PMID: 30857819.

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  • Published on 12/31/2018

    Sridhar P, Bhatt M, Qureshi MM, Asokan S, Truong MT, Suzuki K, Mak KS, Litle VR. Esophageal Cancer Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes Vary With Hospital Safety-Net Burden. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May; 107(5):1472-1479. PMID: 30605641.

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  • Published on 11/23/2018

    Handy JR, Bremner RM, Crocenzi TS, Detterbeck FC, Fernando HC, Fidias PM, Firestone S, Johnstone CA, Lanuti M, Litle VR, Kesler KA, Mitchell JD, Pass HI, Ross HJ, Varghese TK. Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Metastasectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb; 107(2):631-649. PMID: 30476477.

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  • Published on 10/23/2018

    Litle VR. The Good, the Bad and the Socially Challenged. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018; 30(4):496-497. PMID: 30359732.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Litle VR, Mitchell JD. Global infections, local solutions: a guide for thoracic surgeons. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(Suppl 28):S3376-S3377. PMID: 30505524.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Parker CS, Siracuse CG, Litle VR. Identifying lung cancer in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(Suppl 28):S3392-S3397. PMID: 30505526.

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  • Published on 9/12/2018

    Shin TH, Inagaki E, Ganta T, Hartshorn K, Litle VR, Suzuki K. Tumor Lysis Syndrome After Bilobectomy for Typical Carcinoid Tumor of the Lung. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar; 107(3):e199-e201. PMID: 30218665.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Van Haren RM, Litle VR. Venous thromboembolism events after thoracic surgery: global steps toward prevention. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Sep; 10(Suppl 26):S3058-S3059. PMID: 30370078.

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