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.

Stephen F. Sener

Stephen F. Sener

Clinical Professor of Surgery (Part-Time)
2051 Marengo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Factors affecting the incidence of chronic pain following breast cancer surgery: Preoperative history, anesthetic management, and surgical technique J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug 19. . View in PubMed

COVID-19 corner J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 122(2):113-114. . View in PubMed

Factors associated with MRI detection of occult lesions in newly diagnosed breast cancers J Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar; 121(4):589-598. . View in PubMed

Advances in axillary surgery for breast cancer 2019 J Surg Oncol. 2020 Jan; 121(1):20-24. . View in PubMed

MRI does not predict pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer J Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov; 120(6):903-910. . View in PubMed

Clinical findings and outcomes of MRI staging of breast cancer in a diverse population Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Apr; 174(2):315-324. . View in PubMed

Factors Leading to Decreased Rates of Immediate Postmastectomy Reconstruction J Surg Res. 2019 06; 238:207-217. . View in PubMed

Comparison of cone-beam computed tomography and panoramic radiography for mandibular morphometry Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2019; 78(4):862-870. . View in PubMed

Are we overtreating intraductal papillomas? J Surg Res. 2018 11; 231:387-394.. View in PubMed

Lean methods to improve operating room elective first case on-time starts in a large, urban, safety net medical center Am J Surg. 2018 08; 216(2):194-201. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

The role of margins in extremity soft tissue sarcoma J Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar; 113(3):333-8. . View in PubMed

High-frequency ultrasound imaging for breast cancer biopsy guidance J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2015 Oct; 2(4):047001. . View in PubMed

Contemporary Management of Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Sarcomas Curr Oncol Rep. 2015 Aug; 17(8):39. . View in PubMed

Malignancy rates after surgical excision of discordant breast biopsies J Surg Res. 2015 May 01; 195(1):152-7. . View in PubMed

Lymph node status in inflammatory breast cancer Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 May; 151(1):113-20. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Trends in post-mastectomy reconstruction: a SEER database analysis J Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep; 108(3):163-8. . View in PubMed

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

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

Effect of immediate reconstruction on postmastectomy surgical site infection Ann Surg. 2012 Aug; 256(2):326-33. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

The crux of the confusion about screening mammograms J Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov 01; 102(6):547-8. . View in PubMed

Neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer J Surg Oncol. 2010 Mar 15; 101(4):283-91. . View in PubMed

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

Psychological impact of recall in high-risk breast MRI screening Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 May; 115(2):365-71. . View in PubMed

Volunteerism and its role on International cancer control J Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar 01; 99(3):127-8. . View in PubMed

Melanoma J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 Mar; 7(3):250-75. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Effect of hospital volume on margin status after pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):510-9. . View in PubMed

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

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

I-123-guided excision of metastatic papillary thyroid cancer J Surg Oncol. 2007 Aug 01; 96(2):173-5. . View in PubMed

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

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

Melanoma J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2006 Aug; 4(7):666-84. . View in PubMed

A midpoint assessment of the American Cancer Society challenge goal to halve the US. cancer mortality rates between the years 1990 and 2015. Cancer. 2006 Jul 15; 107(2):396-405. . View in PubMed

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

The global burden of cancer J Surg Oncol. 2005 Oct 01; 92(1):1-3. . View in PubMed

Axillary recurrence after sentinel node biopsy Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 Jan; 12(1):34-40. . View in PubMed

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

Failure of sentinel lymph node mapping in patients with breast cancer J Am Coll Surg. 2004 May; 198(5):732-6. . View in PubMed

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

Left ventricular mass in a patient with Carney's complex Anesth Analg. 2002 Oct; 95(4):874-5table of contents. . View in PubMed

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

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

American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer CA Cancer J Clin. 2002 Jan-Feb; 52(1):8-22. . View in PubMed

Lymphedema after sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast carcinoma Cancer. 2001 Aug 15; 92(4):748-52. . View in PubMed

The spectrum of vascular lesions in the mammary skin, including angiosarcoma, after breast conservation treatment for breast cancer J Am Coll Surg. 2001 Jul; 193(1):22-8. . View in PubMed

Results of surgical resection for metastatic liver tumors Cancer Treat Res. 2001; 109:207-17. . View in PubMed

Does sphincter preservation for rectal cancer compromise survival? Cancer Pract. 2000 Nov-Dec; 8(6):305-7.. View in PubMed

A standard of surgical care? Cancer Pract. 2000 Jul-Aug; 8(4):195-6.. View in PubMed

Spectrum of mammographically detected breast cancers Am Surg. 1999 Aug; 65(8):731-5; discussion 735-6. . View in PubMed

Pancreatic cancer: a report of treatment and survival trends for 100,313 patients diagnosed from 1985-1995, using the National Cancer Database J Am Coll Surg. 1999 Jul; 189(1):1-7. . View in PubMed

Society of Surgical Oncology: statement on genetic testing for cancer susceptibiltyCommittee on Issues and Governmental Affairs of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Ann Surg Oncol. 1999 Jul-Aug; 6(5):507-9. . View in PubMed

Sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast cancer: experience with 180 consecutive patients: efficacy of filtered technetium 99m sulphur colloid with overnight migration time J Am Coll Surg. 1999 Jun; 188(6):597-603. . View in PubMed

Estrogen replacement therapy and breast cancer: analysis of age of onset and tumor characteristics Ann Surg Oncol. 1999 Mar; 6(2):200-7. . View in PubMed

Percutaneous cecostomy as access for small-bowel endoscopy J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1998 Nov-Dec; 9(6):968-70. . View in PubMed

Prognostic significance of occult lymph node metastases in node-negative breast cancer Ann Surg Oncol. 1997 Sep; 4(6):447-51. . View in PubMed

Insurance issues and genetic testing: challenges and recommendations: workshop no1. Cancer. 1997 Aug 01; 80(3 Suppl):627. . View in PubMed

Breast cancer in older women: screening and selection of locoregional therapy Semin Surg Oncol. 1996 Sep-Oct; 12(5):328-31. . View in PubMed

Hepatic and vena cava resection using cardiopulmonary bypass with hypothermic circulatory arrest Am Surg. 1996 Jul; 62(7):525-8; discussion 528-9. . View in PubMed

Cystic neoplasms of the pancreasA clinicopathologic study, including DNA flow cytometry. Arch Surg. 1995 Oct; 130(10):1048-54. . View in PubMed

Cancer of the male breast presenting as an axillary mass J Surg Oncol. 1993 May; 53(1):68-70. . View in PubMed

Primary renal sarcoma in adultsA natural history and management study by the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division. Cancer. 1993 Feb 01; 71(3):804-10. . View in PubMed

Renal pelvic cancer: a review of 611 patients treated in Illinois 1975-1985Cancer Incidence and End Results Committee. Urology. 1992 Nov; 40(5):393-9. . View in PubMed

Achieving local control for inflammatory carcinoma of the breast Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1992 Aug; 175(2):141-4. . View in PubMed

Renal pelvic transitional cell carcinomaThe role of the kidney in tumor-node-metastasis staging. Cancer. 1992 Apr 01; 69(7):1773-5. . View in PubMed

Pancreatic cancer in IllinoisA report by 88 hospitals on 2,401 patients diagnosed 1978-84. Am Surg. 1991 Aug; 57(8):490-5. . View in PubMed

Technique and complications of reconstruction of the pelvic floor with polyglactin mesh Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1989 Jun; 168(6):475-80. . View in PubMed

The use of cancer registry data to study preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen level as an indicator of survival in colorectal cancer CA Cancer J Clin. 1989 Jan-Feb; 39(1):50-7. . View in PubMed

Limitations of mammography in the identification of noninfiltrating carcinoma of the breast Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1988 Aug; 167(2):135-40. . View in PubMed

Clinical performance examinations for residents in two specialties: feasibility study Res Med Educ. 1987; 26:96-100. . View in PubMed

Early onset of tetany following thyroidectomy: report of two cases J Surg Oncol. 1985 Aug; 29(4):222-3. . View in PubMed

Identical laryngeal cancers in two non-twin sibling pairs: case reports and a review of the literature J Surg Oncol. 1985 Jun; 29(2):118-22. . View in PubMed

A systematic approach to the evaluation and management of breast masses Cancer. 1983 Jun 15; 51(12 Suppl):2535-9. . View in PubMed

In vivo holography of vocal cords J Surg Oncol. 1982 Aug; 20(4):213-7. . View in PubMed

Causes and evaluation of tumor-induced hypoglycemia Arch Surg. 1982 Jul; 117(7):905-8. . View in PubMed

Complications of drainage system for modified radical mastectomy Arch Surg. 1982 Jun; 117(6):859. . View in PubMed

Altered coagulability in cancer patients CA Cancer J Clin. 1982 May-Jun; 32(3):162-72. . View in PubMed

Irradiation induced salivary gland neoplasia Ann Surg. 1980 Mar; 191(3):304-6. . View in PubMed

Preoperative physical assessment of thyroid glands in previously irradiated patients Am J Surg. 1979 Nov; 138(5):666-7. . View in PubMed

Symptomatology as an indicator of recurrent or metastatic breast cancer Cancer. 1979 Mar; 43(3):956-60. . View in PubMed

Parathyroid adenomas following irradiation Cancer. 1979 Mar; 43(3):1078-83. . View in PubMed

Lung lamellar bodies lack certain key enzymes of phospholipid metabolism Lipids. 1976 Feb; 11(2):109-12. . View in PubMed

Coil embolization of a lumbar artery to control vascular injury during intradiscal surgery Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Mar 01; 35(5):E163-6. . View in PubMed

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