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Virginia R Litle, MD

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Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Center of Minimally Invasive Esophageal Therapies
Director, Barrett's Esophageal Program
Director, Thoracic Surgery Clinical Research



  • 830 Harrison Ave
    3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02118



University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA (1997)
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA (2001);
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA (2002);
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA (2004)


Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine, Providence RI (1990)

Special Interests

Barrett's esophagus ablation, endoscopic resection and surveillance, Esophageal cancer: surgical treatment, Esophageal cancer: cryoablation, stents, Paraesophageal hernia repair, Achalasia and POEM

Research Interests

Venothromboembolic risk reduction in thoracic surgery, Barrett's esophagus screening with cytosponge, Postablative Barrett's esophagus, Simulation training for students and residents, MicroRNA profiling of lung cancer

Board Certification

General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Conducts Clinical Trials