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

Other Positions

  • Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University


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


  • Published on 4/1/2021

    Yambayev I, Sullivan TB, Suzuki K, Zhao Q, Higgins SE, Yilmaz OH, Litle VR, Moreira P, Servais EL, Stock CT, Quadri SM, Williamson C, Rieger-Christ KM, Burks EJ. Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas of Low Malignant Potential: Proposed Criteria to Expand the Spectrum Beyond Adenocarcinoma In Situ and Minimally Invasive Adenocarcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2021 Apr 01; 45(4):567-576. PMID: 33177339.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Litle VR. Commentary: "CT Surgeon Scientists, Where Are You? We Need Deliberate Engagement". Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 01. PMID: 33662552.

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  • Published on 2/27/2021

    Chen J, Staziaki PV, Zheng H, Burks EJ, Meibom S, Litle VR, Natcheva HN. 68Ga-DOTATATE-avid pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma in a man of North African descent: Case report, imaging findings and pathology. Clin Imaging. 2021 Feb 27; 77:175-179. PMID: 33725576.

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  • Published on 2/1/2021

    Litle VR. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Evaluation: Patience Is a Virtue. Thorac Surg Clin. 2021 Feb; 31(1):ix. PMID: 33220776.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/25/2021

    Perez SA, Reddy SB, Meister A, Pinjic E, Suzuki K, Litle VR. Venous thromboembolism in benign esophageal surgery patients: potential cost effectiveness of Caprini risk stratification. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan 25. PMID: 33492505.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Kane L, Litle VR, Blackmon SH, Yanagawa J. The national and global impact of "Women in Thoracic Surgery". J Thorac Dis. 2021 Jan; 13(1):432-438. PMID: 33569228.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/25/2020

    Litle VR. Commentary: "What's in your diversity toolkit? Get the C-suite support". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 25. PMID: 33514467.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2020

    Litle VR. Discussion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):816. PMID: 33139064.

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  • Published on 10/27/2020

    Suzuki K, Litle VR. Don't Anger the Host: New Etiquette in Standard Cancer Assessment? Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Feb; 28(2):598-599. PMID: 33108595.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Reddy SB, Mizelle J, Sterbling HM, Lin B, Litle VR, Suzuki K. Type 2 diabetes is associated with failure of non-operative treatment for sternoclavicular joint infection. J Thorac Dis. 2020 Oct; 12(10):5468-5474. PMID: 33209380.

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