Virginia R. Litle, MD

Professor, Surgery

Virginia Litle
72 E. Concord St.


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 3/16/2024

    Scully BB, Litle VR, Carpenter AJ, Sade RM. Should a Seemingly Opioid-Impaired Surgeon Be Reported to Authorities? Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 Mar 16. PMID: 38493919.

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  • Published on 11/17/2023

    Litle V. Discussion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 May; 167(5):1613-1614. PMID: 37978960.

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  • Published on 10/10/2023

    Litle VR. From Residency to Retirement-Stop and Smell the Flowers. Thorac Surg Clin. 2024 Feb; 34(1):xiii-xiv. PMID: 37953060.

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  • Published on 8/1/2023

    Litle VR. Calling All Budding Innovators and Surgeon Scientists to Thoracic Surgery. Thorac Surg Clin. 2023 Aug; 33(3):ix-x. PMID: 37414487.

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  • Published on 6/26/2023

    Litle VR. Just the Facts, Ma'am. Thorac Surg Clin. 2023 Nov; 33(4):xi-xii. PMID: 37806745.

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  • Published on 6/17/2023

    Naimi BR, Bajaj V, Wang J, Litle VR, Merrill AL. The Role of Gender-Concordant Mentorship in Women Premedical Students' Perception and Pursuit of Surgical Careers. J Surg Educ. 2023 Aug; 80(8):1089-1097. PMID: 37336665.

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  • Published on 6/8/2023

    Qureshi MM, Lin Y, Moeller AR, Yan SX, Dyer MA, Suzuki K, Everett P, Litle V, Truong MT, Mak KS. Change in stage after neoadjuvant chemoradiation is associated with survival in patients with esophageal cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2023 Oct; 128(5):781-789. PMID: 37288789.

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  • Published on 5/7/2023

    Ungerleider JD, Ungerleider RM, James L, Wolf A, Kovacs M, Cerfolio R, Litle V, Cooke DT, Jones-Ungerleider KC, Maddaus M, Luc JGY, DeAnda A, Erkmen CP, Bremner K, Bremner RM. Assessment of the well-being of significant others of cardiothoracic surgeons. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Jan; 167(1):396-402.e3. PMID: 37160214.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Litle VR. Thoracic Surgery: Where's the Controversy? Thorac Surg Clin. 2023 May; 33(2):ix-x. PMID: 37045491.

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  • Published on 2/10/2023

    Qureshi MM, Kam A, Suzuki K, Litle V, Tapan U, Balasubramaniyan R, Dyer MA, Truong MT, Mak KS. Association between hospital safety-net burden and receipt of trimodality therapy and survival for patients with esophageal cancer. Surgery. 2023 May; 173(5):1153-1161. PMID: 36774317.

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