Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Alicia M. Terando

Alicia M. Terando

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery;Division Chief, Breast, Endocrinology, Soft Tissue (B.E.S.T.)
1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Treatment and Outcomes of Early Stage Breast Cancer in Patients with Hepatic Dysfunction J Surg Res. 2020 Jul 22; 256:212-219. . View in PubMed

Doing Our Part to Mitigate the Opioid Crisis Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar; 27(3):625-626. . View in PubMed

Does use of axillary ultrasound in clinically node-negative patients receiving neo-adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer lead to surgical overtreatment? Breast J. 2020 02; 26(2):120-124.. View in PubMed

The Emerging Role of Surgery for Patients With Advanced Melanoma Treated With Immunotherapy J Surg Res. 2019 04; 236:209-215. . View in PubMed

Radioactive seed vs wire localization for nonpalpable breast lesions: A single institution review Breast J. 2019 03; 25(2):282-285. . View in PubMed

Identification of the Thoracic Duct Using Indocyanine Green During Cervical Lymphadenectomy Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Nov; 25(12):3711-3717. . View in PubMed

Practices and Perceptions Among Surgical Oncologists in the Perioperative Care of Obese Cancer Patients Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep; 25(9):2513-2519. . View in PubMed

Heterogeneity in Outcomes of Pathologic T1-2N1 Breast Cancer After Mastectomy: Looking Beyond Locoregional Failure Rates Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Aug; 25(8):2288-2295. . View in PubMed

Does the number of sentinel lymph nodes removed affect the false negative rate for head and neck melanoma? J Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun; 117(7):1584-1588.. View in PubMed

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Recurrent Melanoma: A Multicenter Study Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep; 24(9):2728-2733. . View in PubMed

Timing of Breast Cancer Surgery-How Much Does It Matter? Breast J. 2017 Jul; 23(4):444-451.. View in PubMed

Healthcare Costs Reduced After Incorporating the Results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial into Clinical Practice Breast J. 2017 May; 23(3):275-281. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic skill assessment of practicing surgeons prior to enrollment in a surgical trial of a new laparoscopic procedure Surg Endosc. 2017 08; 31(8):3313-3319. . View in PubMed

Safety and Feasibility of Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Patients With Melanoma (SAFE-MILND): Report of a Prospective Multi-institutional Trial Ann Surg. 2017 01; 265(1):192-196. . View in PubMed

Surveillance strategies in the follow-up of melanoma patients: too much or not enough? J Surg Res. 2017 06 15; 214:32-37.. View in PubMed

Plasma MicroRNA Levels Following Resection of Metastatic Melanoma Bioinform Biol Insights. 2017; 11:1177932217694837. . View in PubMed

Training High-Volume Melanoma Surgeons to Perform a Novel Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymphadenectomy: Report of a Prospective Multi-Institutional Trial J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Mar; 222(3):253-60. . View in PubMed

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising from a Breast Implant Capsule Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Dec; 3(12):e586. . View in PubMed

Treatment and Prognosis of Rare Breast Cancers Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 22(10):3225-9. . View in PubMed

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura after mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection Case Rep Surg. 2014; 2014:316064. . View in PubMed

Individualized local treatment strategies for in-transit melanoma Oncology (Williston Park). 2011 Dec; 25(14):13551360. . View in PubMed

MRI versus ultrasonography and mammography for preoperative assessment of breast cancer Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):970-5. . View in PubMed

Age-related lymphatic dysfunction in melanoma patients Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Jun; 16(6):1548-52. . View in PubMed

CpG island methylator phenotype predicts progression of malignant melanoma Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 01; 15(5):1801-7. . View in PubMed

Activation of CCR9/CCL25 in cutaneous melanoma mediates preferential metastasis to the small intestine Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Feb 01; 14(3):638-45. . View in PubMed

Vaccine therapy for melanoma: current status and future directions Vaccine. 2007 Sep 27; 25 Suppl 2:B4-16. . View in PubMed

Osteomyelitis of the foot and toe in adults is a surgical disease: conservative management worsens lower extremity salvage Ann Surg. 2005 Jun; 241(6):885-92; discussion 892-4. . View in PubMed

Chemokine gene modification of human dendritic cell-based tumor vaccines using a recombinant adenoviral vector Cancer Gene Ther. 2004 Mar; 11(3):165-73. . View in PubMed

On combining antineoplastic drugs with tumor vaccines Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2003 Nov; 52(11):680-5. . View in PubMed

Enhancing dendritic cell-based vaccines by gene modification Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2003 Jul-Aug; 31(1):80-3. . View in PubMed

Melanoma: adjuvant therapy and other treatment options Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2003 Jun; 4(3):187-99. . View in PubMed

Applications of gene transfer to cellular immunotherapy Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2002 Jul; 11(3):621-43. . View in PubMed

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