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Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA

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Professor, Departments of Surgery and Radiology, and Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF
Director, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center; Co-Leader, Breast Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Phone: (415) 353-7111 (appts)
Box 1710, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1710

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Education

Harvard University, A.B., 1977, History of Science
Stanford University, M.D., 1983, Surgery
Stanford University, School of Business, M.B.A., 1993, Health Policy


Professional Experience

  • 1985-1988
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1988-1990/1983-1985
    Resident in General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1990-1991
    Chief Resident in General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1991-1993
    Consultant, Stanford University Hospital, Cost Benefit Issues in the ICU
  • 1992-1993
    Staff General Surgeon, Palo Alto VeteranOs Administration
  • 1991-1993
    Trauma Surgeon, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • 06/92-8/93
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stanford University Department of Surgery
  • 09/93-present
    Co-Director, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 09/93-5/04
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF/Mount Zion Medical Center
  • 06/96-present
    Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 07/96-present
    Co-Director, High-Risk Program for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 04/97-present
    Joint Appointment, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 06/97-present
    Executive Committee, Integrative Medicine Program, UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA, Associate Professor, Surgery & Radiology
  • 07/97-present
    Director, UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion, San Francisco, CA
  • 06/98-present
    Clinical Program Leader, Breast Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion, San Francisco, CA
  • 6/04-present
    Professor of Surgery and Radiology, UCSF/Mount Zion Medical Center
  • 2008-present
    Associate Director (Translational Informatics), Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 1974 Harvard University-Sophomore Standing
  • 1974, 75, 77 John J. Fomon Research Fellowship (American Cancer Society)
  • 1975 Harvard University-Susan B. Anthony Potter Prize
  • 1977 Harvard University-Magna Cum Laude
  • 1992 Certification: Board Certified, American College of Surgeons
  • 1998-2008 Breast Cancer Research Foundation Award
  • 2003 Showcase for Biotechnology
  • 2003 Landmark Lecture Award Windber Research Institute
  • 2005 SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) Outstanding Investigator of the Year
  • 2007 Best Poster – Breast Oncology Program
  • 2008 Best Poster – Breast Oncology Program

Selected Publications

  1. Peled AW, Foster RD, Ligh C, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Sbitany H. Impact of Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Incision Type on Reconstructive Complications following Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):169-75.
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  2. Esserman L, Hayes M, Alvarado M. Haste makes waste, but lack of urgency is opportunity lost. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Aug; 147(1):223-4.
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  3. Esserman L, O'Kane ME. Moving beyond the breast cancer screening debate. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Aug; 23(8):629-30.
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  4. Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Oncoplastic mammoplasty as a strategy for reducing reconstructive complications associated with postmastectomy radiation therapy. Breast J. 2014 May; 20(3):302-7.
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  5. Peled AW, Duralde E, Foster RD, Fiscalini AS, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES, Sbitany H. Patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction after total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate expander-implant reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May; 72 Suppl 1:S76-80.
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  6. Esserman LJ, Thompson IM, Reid B, Nelson P, Ransohoff DF, Welch HG, Hwang S, Berry DA, Kinzler KW, Black WC, Bissell M, Parnes H, Srivastava S. Addressing overdiagnosis and overtreatment in cancer: a prescription for change. Lancet Oncol. 2014 May; 15(6):e234-42.
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  7. Cureton EL, Yau C, Alvarado MD, Krontiras H, Ollila DW, Ewing CA, Monnier S, Esserman LJ. Local Recurrence Rates are Low in High-Risk Neoadjuvant Breast Cancer in the I-SPY 1 Trial (CALGB 150007/150012; ACRIN 6657). Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep; 21(9):2889-96.
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  8. Esserman LJ, DeMichele A. Accelerated approval for pertuzumab in the neoadjuvant setting: winds of change? Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Jul 15; 20(14):3632-6.
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  9. Clark AS, Chen J, Kapoor S, Friedman C, Mies C, Esserman L, DeMichele A. Pretreatment vitamin D level and response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast cancer on the I-SPY trial (CALGB 150007/150015/ACRIN6657). Cancer Med. 2014 Jun; 3(3):693-701.
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  10. Esserman L, Alvarado M. Setting a research agenda for ductal carcinoma in situ that meets the current need for change. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Apr 1; 160(7):511-2.
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  11. Sbitany H, Wang F, Saeed L, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Following Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy In Women With A History Of Augmentation Mammoplasty: Assessing The Safety Profile. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar 11.
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  12. Esserman LJ, Alvarado MD, Howe RJ, Mohan AJ, Harrison B, Park C, O'Donoghue C, Ozanne EM. Application of a decision analytic framework for adoption of clinical trial results: are the data regarding TARGIT-A IORT ready for prime time? Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Apr; 144(2):371-8.
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  13. Zarin-Pass M, Belkora J, Volz S, Esserman L. Making better doctors: a survey of premedical interns working as health coaches. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Mar; 29(1):167-74.
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  14. Jackson SA, Davis AA, Li J, Yi N, McCormick SR, Grant C, Fallen T, Crawford B, Loranger K, Litton J, Arun B, Vande Wydeven K, Sidani A, Farmer K, Sanders M, Hoskins K, Nussbaum R, Esserman L, Garber JE, Kaklamani VG. Characteristics of individuals with breast cancer rearrangements in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Cancer. 2014 May 15; 120(10):1557-64.
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  15. O'Donoghue C, Eklund M, Ozanne EM, Esserman LJ. Aggregate cost of mammography screening in the United States: comparison of current practice and advocated guidelines. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Feb 4; 160(3).
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  16. Newitt DC, Aliu SO, Witcomb N, Sela G, Kornak J, Esserman L, Hylton NM. Real-Time Measurement of Functional Tumor Volume by MRI to Assess Treatment Response in Breast Cancer Neoadjuvant Clinical Trials: Validation of the Aegis SER Software Platform. Transl Oncol. 2014 Feb; 7(1):94-100.
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  17. Drukker CA, Schmidt MK, Rutgers EJ, Cardoso F, Kerlikowske K, Esserman LJ, van Leeuwen FE, Pijnappel RM, Slaets L, Bogaerts J, Van't Veer LJ. Mammographic screening detects low-risk tumor biology breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Feb; 144(1):103-11.
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  18. Ozanne EM, Howe R, Omer Z, Esserman LJ. Development of a personalized decision aid for breast cancer risk reduction and management. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014; 14(1):4.
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  19. Esserman LJ, Thompson IM, Reid BJ. Changing the terminology of cancer--reply. JAMA. 2014 Jan 8; 311(2):203.
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  20. Jafri NF, Newitt DC, Kornak J, Esserman LJ, Joe BN, Hylton NM. Optimized breast MRI functional tumor volume as a biomarker of recurrence-free survival following neoadjuvant chemotherapy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Aug; 40(2):476-82.
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