Research Summary

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS is professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and holds the Leon Goldman, MD, Distinguished Professorship in Surgery. She also is a Professor of Medicine and Affiliated faculty of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, her MA at Oxford, and her MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency program and a fellowship. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is widely published in outcomes analysis, as well as cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and survey-based research.

Dr. Sosa is the elected editor in chief of the World Journal of Surgery, having served previously as deputy editor of JAMA-Surgery and associate editor of the Journal of Surgical Research. She is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Surgery, Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine, Hormones and Cancer, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Journal of Thyroid Research, and the International Journal of Endocrine Oncology. She is Treasurer of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and serves on the Board of Directors/Executive Council of the ATA, International Thyroid Oncology Group, and Association for Academic Surgery Foundation. She has served on ATA guidelines committees for hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and differentiated thyroid cancer, and on the NCCN guidelines committee for neuroendocrine tumors. She is the current chair of the ATA practice guidelines committee for differentiated thyroid cancer.

Dr. Sosa has published more than 320 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 60 book chapters, and has authored/edited 7 books. She has been the recipient of grants from the NIH/NCI, FDA, Paget Foundation, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Donaghue Foundation, the American Geriatrics Association/Hartford Foundation, the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Fund, and industry.

Research Funding

  • September 1, 2019 - July 31, 2023 - A novel natural history study of medullary thyroid carcinoma: Incorporating the patient perspective to inform advanced disease management, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: FDA, Sponsor Award ID: R01FD006650
  • January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016 - Single cell analysis of intratumoral heterogeneity in parathyroid neoplasia, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R21CA192004
  • September 1, 2019 - July 31, 2023 - A novel natural history study of medullary thyroid carcinoma: Incorporating the patient perspective to inform advanced disease management, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: FDA, Sponsor Award ID: R01FD006650
  • January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016 - Single cell analysis of intratumoral heterogeneity in parathyroid neoplasia, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R21CA192004

Education

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, AB, 06/1988, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs
Worcester College, University of Oxford, MA, 06/1990, Human Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, MD, 06/1994, Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Other training, 06/1998, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Resident, 06/2001, Halsted Residency in General Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • 2004
    John G Haddad Award, The Paget Foundation
  • 2005
    Research Career Development Award, Claude D. Pepper Center at Yale
  • 2005
    JJ Roslyn Faculty Research Award, Association for Academic Surgery
  • 2006
    Dennis Jahnigen Career Development Award, American Geriatrics Association
  • 2010
    Association for Academic Surgery International Visiting Professorship Award (AAS/RACS)
  • 2014
    Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2015
    Distinguished Alumna Award, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2015
    Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Class of 2016
  • 2016
    PO Granberg Lecturer, Swedish Society for Endocrine Surgeons
  • 2016
    Invited International Visitor, Younger Fellows Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • 2017
    Woman of the Year in Thyroidology, American Thyroid Assn, Victoria, CA
  • 2017
    Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Lectureship Award, American Thyroid Assn, Victoria, CA
  • 2020
    Mentoring and Teaching Honor and Official Member of the Dept of Medicine, given by the residents and Women in Leadership Development (WILD) group to recognize outstanding teaching, mentoring and professionalism by a faculty member, UCSF, 1/24/20
  • 2020
    UCSF Muriel Steele Society Honor Roll, for mentorship and sponsorship of women faculty and learners
  • 2020
    Elected full Member, Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, American College of Surgeons

Selected Publications

  1. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Heather Yeo to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  2. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Adnan Alseidi to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  3. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  4. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Masato Nagino to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  5. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Michaela A. West to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  6. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Tamara Fitzgerald to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  7. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Professor Kathryn Chu to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  8. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Ross Roberts to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  9. Sosa JA Announcement from the Editor in Chief.  View on PubMed
  10. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Kuo to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  11. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Barclay Stewart to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  12. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Julie Miller to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  13. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Liane Feldman to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  14. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Welcomes Professor Shmuel Avital to the Editorial Board.  View on PubMed
  15. Ramirez JL, Lopez J, Sanders K, Schneider PA, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Sosa JA, Iannuzzi JC Understanding Value and Patient Complexity Among Common Inpatient Vascular Surgery Procedures.  View on PubMed
  16. Weiser L, Nnamani Silva ON, Thompson A, Hernandez S, Kelly YM, Kim EH, Campbell AR, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Alseidi A, Lin MYC, Roman SA Paying it forward: A pilot program for near-peer support for medical students during the surgery clerkship.  View on PubMed
  17. Hope TA, Graves CE, Calais J, Ehman E, Johnson GB, Thompson D, Aslam M, Duh QY, Gosnell J, Shen W, Roman S, Sosa JA, Kluijfhout W, Seib CS, Villanueva-Meyer J, Pampaloni MH, Suh I Accuracy of 18F-fluorocholine PET for the detection of parathyroid adenomas: prospective single center study.  View on PubMed
  18. Sosa JA The World Journal of Surgery Announces Rowan Parks of Scotland as a New Associate Editor.  View on PubMed
  19. Lin JA, Braun HJ, Schwab ME, Pierce L, Sosa JA, Wick EC Pandemic Recovery: Persistent Disparities in Access to Elective Surgical Procedures.  View on PubMed
  20. Nnamani Silva ON, Hernandez S, Kim AS, Campbell AR, Kim EH, Alseidi A, Wick EC, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Lin MYC, Roman SA Where Do We Go From Here? Assessing Medical Students' Surgery Clerkship Preparedness During COVID-19.  View on PubMed

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