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Virginia R Litle, MD

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



  • 88 East Newton St
    7th Floor, Suite C7380
    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