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 12/19/2019

    Asokan S, Sridhar P, Qureshi MM, Bhatt M, Truong MT, Suzuki K, Mak KS, Litle VR. Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Vulnerable Populations with Esophageal Cancer Treated at a Safety-net Hospital: Esophageal cancer experience at a safety-net hospital. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 19. PMID: 31866573.

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  • Published on 12/16/2019

    Litle VR. Discussion. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 16. PMID: 31857152.

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  • Published on 11/26/2019

    Agzarian J, Litle V, Linkins LA, Brunelli A, Schneider L, Kestenholz P, Li H, Rocco G, Girard P, Nakajima J, Samama CM, Scarci M, Anraku M, Falcoz PE, Bertolaccini L, Lin J, Murthy S, Hofstetter W, Okumura M, Solli P, Minervini F, Kirk A, Douketis J, Shargall Y. International Delphi survey of the ESTS/AATS/ISTH task force on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in thoracic surgery: the role of extended post-discharge prophylaxis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Nov 26. PMID: 31769796.

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  • Published on 11/6/2019

    Miller MI, Meister AC, Litle VR, Suzuki K. Delayed lung expansion after decortication in a case of trapped lung resulting from catamenial haemothorax. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019 Nov 06. PMID: 31691801.

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  • Published on 10/5/2019

    Sulibhavi A, Asokan S, Miller MI, Moreira P, Daly BD, Fernando HC, Litle VR, Suzuki K. Peripheral blood lymphocytes and platelets are prognostic in surgical pT1 non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 05. PMID: 31593659.

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  • Published on 8/1/2019

    Sterbling HM, Litle VR. Reply: Leading the way in cardiothoracic surgery career development. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov; 158(5):e178-e179. PMID: 31378407.

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  • Published on 7/30/2019

    Shargall Y, Brunelli A, Murthy S, Schneider L, Minervini F, Bertolaccini L, Agzarian J, Linkins LA, Kestenholz P, Li H, Rocco G, Girard P, Venuta F, Samama M, Scarci M, Anraku M, Falcoz PE, Kirk A, Solli P, Hofstetter W, Okumura M, Douketis J, Litle V. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in thoracic surgery patients: an international survey. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jul 30. PMID: 31363740.

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  • Published on 6/20/2019

    Semenkovich TR, Subramanian M, Yan Y, Hofstetter WL, Correa AM, Cassivi SD, Inra ML, Stiles BM, Altorki NK, Chang AC, Brescia AA, Darling GE, Allison F, Broderick SR, Etchill EW, Fernandez FG, Chihara RK, Litle VR, Muñoz-Largacha JA, Kozower BD, Puri V, Meyers BF. Adjuvant Therapy for Node-Positive Esophageal Cancer After Induction and Surgery: A Multisite Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 09; 108(3):828-836. PMID: 31229485.

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  • Published on 5/15/2019

    Zhou Z, Kalatskaya I, Russell D, Marcon N, Cirocco M, Krzyzanowski PM, Streutker C, Liang H, Litle VR, Godfrey TE, Stein L. Combined EsophaCap cytology and MUC2 immunohistochemistry for screening of intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and carcinoma. Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2019; 12:219-229. PMID: 31190949.

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  • 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 08; 108(2):343-349. PMID: 31059681.

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