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Stephen F. Sener, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery (Part Time)
HCC 412 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 3535


Piatek CI, Ji L, Kaur C, Russell CA, Tripathy D, Church T, Sposto R, Sener SF, Garcia AA. Value of routine staging imaging studies for patients with stage III breast cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 114(8):917-921. View in: PubMed

Inaba K, Okoye O, Aksoy H, Skiada D, Ault G, Sener S, Lam L, Benjamin E, Demetriades D. The Role of Radio Frequency Detection System Embedded Surgical Sponges in Preventing Retained Surgical Sponges: A Prospective Evaluation in Patients Undergoing Emergency Surgery. Ann Surg. 2016 Oct; 264(4):599-604. View in: PubMed

Howard MA, Sisco M, Yao K, Winchester DJ, Barrera E, Warner J, Jaffe J, Hulick P, Kuchta K, Pusic AL, Sener SF. Patient satisfaction with nipple-sparing mastectomy: A prospective study of patient reported outcomes using the BREAST-Q. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Sep; 114(4):416-22. View in: PubMed

Byerly S, Chopra S, Nassif NA, Chen P, Sener SF, Eisenberg BL, Tseng WW. The role of margins in extremity soft tissue sarcoma. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar; 113(3):333-8. View in: PubMed

Cummins T, Yoon C, Choi H, Eliahoo P, Kim HH, Yamashita MW, Hovanessian-Larsen LJ, Lang JE, Sener SF, Vallone J, Martin SE, Kirk Shung K. High-frequency ultrasound imaging for breast cancer biopsy guidance. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2015 Oct; 2(4):047001. View in: PubMed

Olimpiadi Y, Song S, Hu JS, Matcuk GR, Chopra S, Eisenberg BL, Sener SF, Tseng WW. Contemporary Management of Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Curr Oncol Rep. 2015 Aug; 17(8):462. View in: PubMed

Wecsler JS, Tereffe W, Pedersen RC, Sieffert MR, Mack WJ, Cui H, Russell CA, Woods RR, Viscusi RK, Sener SF, Lang JE. Lymph node status in inflammatory breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 May; 151(1):113-20. View in: PubMed

Poole BB, Wecsler JS, Sheth P, Sener SF, Wang L, Larsen L, Tripathy D, Lang JE. Malignancy rates after surgical excision of discordant breast biopsies. J Surg Res. 2015 May 1; 195(1):152-7. View in: PubMed

Goldfarb M, Sener SF. Comparison of radioiodine utilization in adolescent and young adult and older thyroid cancer patients. Endocr Pract. 2014 May 1; 20(5):405-11. View in: PubMed

Sener SF. Has medical diplomacy reached an inflection point? Am J Surg. 2014 Mar; 207(3):315-20. View in: PubMed

Sener SF. Invited commentary on "A prospective study of tumor and technical factors associated with positive margins in breast-conservation therapy for nonpalpable malignancy" by Reedijk et al. Am J Surg. 2013 Oct; 206(4):611-2. View in: PubMed

Lang JE, Summers DE, Cui H, Carey JN, Viscusi RK, Hurst CA, Waer AL, Ley ML, Sener SF, Vijayasekaran A. Trends in post-mastectomy reconstruction: a SEER database analysis. J Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep; 108(3):163-8. View in: PubMed

Yamashita M, Hovanessian-Larsen L, Sener SF. The role of axillary ultrasound in the detection of metastases from primary breast cancers. Am J Surg. 2013 Mar; 205(3):242-4; discussion 244-5. View in: PubMed

Davis GB, Peric M, Chan LS, Wong AK, Sener SF. Identifying risk factors for surgical site infections in mastectomy patients using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Am J Surg. 2013 Feb; 205(2):194-9. View in: PubMed

Nguyen TJ, Costa MA, Vidar EN, Shahabi A, Peric M, Hernandez AM, Chan LS, Sener SF, Wong AK. Effect of immediate reconstruction on postmastectomy surgical site infection. Ann Surg. 2012 Aug; 256(2):326-33. View in: PubMed

Valente SA, Levine GM, Silverstein MJ, Rayhanabad JA, Weng-Grumley JG, Ji L, Holmes DR, Sposto R, Sener SF. Accuracy of predicting axillary lymph node positivity by physical examination, mammography, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Jun; 19(6):1825-30. View in: PubMed

Schmale I, Liu S, Rayhanabad J, Russell CA, Sener SF. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast: Perspectives on biology and controversies in current management. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Feb; 105(2):212-20. View in: PubMed

Spiguel L, Yao K, Winchester DJ, Gorchow A, Du H, Sener SF, Martz B, Turk M, Barrera E, Winchester DP. Sentinel node biopsy alone for node-positive breast cancer: 12-year experience at a single institution. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jul; 213(1):122-8; discussion 128-9. View in: PubMed

Sener S, Russell C. The crux of the confusion about screening mammograms. J Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov 1; 102(6):547-8. View in: PubMed

Sener SF. Neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2010 Mar 15; 101(4):282. View in: PubMed

Liu SV, Melstrom L, Yao K, Russell CA, Sener SF. Neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2010 Mar 15; 101(4):283-91. View in: PubMed

O'Neill SM, Rubinstein WS, Sener SF, Weissman SM, Newlin AC, West DK, Ecanow DB, Rademaker AW, Edelman RR. Psychological impact of recall in high-risk breast MRI screening. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 May; 115(2):365-71. View in: PubMed

Grey N, Sener S. Volunteerism and its role on International cancer control. J Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar 1; 99(3):127-8. View in: PubMed

Coit DG, Andtbacka R, Bichakjian CK, Dilawari RA, Dimaio D, Guild V, Halpern AC, Hodi FS, Kashani-Sabet M, Lange JR, Lind A, Martin L, Martini MC, Pruitt SK, Ross MI, Sener SF, Swetter SM, Tanabe KK, Thompson JA, Trisal V, Urist MM, Weber J, Wong MK. Melanoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 Mar; 7(3):250-75. View in: PubMed

Sener SF, Winchester DJ, Winchester DP, Du H, Barrera E, Bilimoria M, Krantz S, Rabbitt S. The effects of hormone replacement therapy on postmenopausal breast cancer biology and survival. Am J Surg. 2009 Mar; 197(3):403-7. View in: PubMed

Shyyan R, Sener SF, Anderson BO, Garrote LM, Hortobágyi GN, Ibarra JA, Ljung BM, Sancho-Garnier H, Stalsberg H. Guideline implementation for breast healthcare in low- and middle-income countries: diagnosis resource allocation. Cancer. 2008 Oct 15; 113(8 Suppl):2257-68. View in: PubMed

Anderson BO, Yip CH, Smith RA, Shyyan R, Sener SF, Eniu A, Carlson RW, Azavedo E, Harford J. Guideline implementation for breast healthcare in low-income and middle-income countries: overview of the Breast Health Global Initiative Global Summit 2007. Cancer. 2008 Oct 15; 113(8 Suppl):2221-43. View in: PubMed

Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Sener SF, Bilimoria MM, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Effect of hospital volume on margin status after pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):510-9. View in: PubMed

Schneider JR, Sener SF, Barrera E. Combined replacement of infrarenal aorta and inferior vena cava after en bloc resection of retroperitoneal extraosseous osteosarcoma. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Aug; 48(2):478-9. View in: PubMed

Kennedy T, Stewart AK, Bilimoria KY, Patel-Parekh L, Sener SF, Winchester DP. Treatment trends and factors associated with survival in T1aN0 and T1bN0 breast cancer patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Oct; 14(10):2918-27. View in: PubMed

Khandelwal S, Sener SF, Purdy L, Perlman RM. I-123-guided excision of metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2007 Aug 1; 96(2):173-5. View in: PubMed

Sener SF. Are we making progress in the war on cancer? J Surg Oncol. 2007 Mar 15; 95(4):273-5. View in: PubMed

Saslow D, Boetes C, Burke W, Harms S, Leach MO, Lehman CD, Morris E, Pisano E, Schnall M, Sener S, Smith RA, Warner E, Yaffe M, Andrews KS, Russell CA. American Cancer Society guidelines for breast screening with MRI as an adjunct to mammography. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007 Mar-Apr; 57(2):75-89. View in: PubMed

Houghton AN, Coit DG, Daud A, Dilawari RA, Dimaio D, Gollob JA, Haas NB, Halpern A, Johnson TM, Kashani-Sabet M, Kraybill WG, Lange JR, Martini M, Ross MI, Samlowski WE, Sener SF, Tanabe KK, Thompson JA, Trisal V, Urist MM, Walker MJ. Melanoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2006 Aug; 4(7):666-84. View in: PubMed

Byers T, Barrera E, Fontham ET, Newman LA, Runowicz CD, Sener SF, Thun MJ, Winborn S, Wender RC. A midpoint assessment of the American Cancer Society challenge goal to halve the U. S. cancer mortality rates between the years 1990 and 2015. Cancer. 2006 Jul 15; 107(2):396-405. View in: PubMed

Sener SF, Winchester DJ, Winchester DP, Barrera E, Bilimoria M, Brinkmann E, Alwawi E, Rabbitt S, Schermerhorn M, Du H. Survival rates for breast cancers detected in a community service screening mammogram program. Am J Surg. 2006 Mar; 191(3):406-9. View in: PubMed

Sener SF, Grey N. The global burden of cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2005 Oct 1; 92(1):1-3. View in: PubMed

Sener SF. Disease without borders. CA Cancer J Clin. 2005 Jan-Feb; 55(1):7-9. View in: PubMed

Jeruss JS, Winchester DJ, Sener SF, Brinkmann EM, Bilimoria MM, Barrera E, Alwawi E, Nickolov A, Schermerhorn GM, Winchester DJ. Axillary recurrence after sentinel node biopsy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 Jan; 12(1):34-40. View in: PubMed

Sener SF, Winchester DJ, Brinkmann E, Winchester DP, Alwawi E, Nickolov A, Perlman RM, Bilimoria M, Barrera E, Bentrem DJ. Failure of sentinel lymph node mapping in patients with breast cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2004 May; 198(5):732-6. View in: PubMed

Winchester DJ, Bernstein JR, Jeske JM, Nicholson MH, Hahn EA, Goldschmidt RA, Watkin WG, Sener SF, Bilimoria MB, Barrera E, Winchester DP. Upstaging of atypical ductal hyperplasia after vacuum-assisted 11-gauge stereotactic core needle biopsy. Arch Surg. 2003 Jun; 138(6):619-22; discussion 622-3. View in: PubMed

Szokol JW, Franklin M, Murphy GS, Wynnychenko TM, Sener SF. Left ventricular mass in a patient with Carney's complex. Anesth Analg. 2002 Oct; 95(4):874-5, table of contents. View in: PubMed

Sener SF, Winchester DJ, Votapka TV, McGuire MS, O'Connor B, Szokol JW. Continuing experience with liver resection and vena cava reconstruction using cardiopulmonary bypass and hypothermic circulatory arrest. Am Surg. 2002 Apr; 68(4):359-63; discussion 364. View in: PubMed

Sener SF, Cady B, Merkel D. Primary factor in declining breast cancer mortality rates: early detection or adjuvant therapy? Cancer Pract. 2002 Jan-Feb; 10(1):45-7. View in: PubMed

Smith RA, Cokkinides V, von Eschenbach AC, Levin B, Cohen C, Runowicz CD, Sener S, Saslow D, Eyre HJ. American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer. CA Cancer J Clin. 2002 Jan-Feb; 52(1):8-22. View in: PubMed

Pokorski RJ, Sanderson P, Bennett N, Costanza M, Dicke AA, Eyre H, Hall PH, Hausman S, Lynch J, Meyer RB, Sener S, Wender R, Zeitz K. Insurance issues and genetic testing: challenges and recommendations: workshop no. 1. Cancer. 1997 Aug 1; 80(3 Suppl):627. View in: PubMed

Karaikovic EE, Rattner Z, Bilimoria MM, Sener SF, McGee JP, Metrick LB, Szokol JW, Limthongkul W. Coil embolization of a lumbar artery to control vascular injury during intradiscal surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Mar 1; 35(5):E163-6. View in: PubMed

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