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Amalia  Stefanou

Amalia Stefanou, MD

4.8 (84)

Specialty: Surgery

Program: Gastrointestinal Oncology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

    Dr. Amalia Stefanou is as an Assistant Member in the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Stefanou previously worked at Henry Ford Medical Group/Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine, where she achieved the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Stefanou received her MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, and she completed a Residency in General Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Stefanou then completed a Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Training Program at Cook County Hospital/University of Illinois, Chicago. Most recently, Dr. Stefanou received a Master’s degree in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Stefanou has broad experience in surgical care for colon, rectal and anal cancers including endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical approaches. Her research interests focus on surgical quality, especially how to measure, define, and optimize care for surgical patients.

  • Publications

    • Stefanou AJ. Surgical and Interventional Management of Lung Metastasis: Surgical Assessment, Resection, Ablation, Percutaneous Interventions. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2024 Mar.37(2):85-89. Pubmedid: 38322599. Pmcid: PMC10843877.
    • Stefanou A, Sela N, Merani S, Hoffman A. Evaluation of Medicare Reimbursement and Surgical Patterns for Male and Female Colorectal Surgeons. J Surg Res. 2024 Jan.293:539-545. Pubmedid: 37832304.
    • Ogunleye O, Feuerlein S, Ahmed A, Parsee A, Jeong D, Henning J, Frakes J, Stefanou A, Sanchez J, Hoffe S, Dessureault S, Felder S, Costello J. The role of rectal magnetic resonance imaging in accurate localization and designation of colorectal cancer for optimal management: Case study. Radiol Case Rep. 2024 Aug.19(8):3042-3048. Pubmedid: 38745979. Pmcid: PMC11091459.
    • Stefanou AJ. Fertility and Pregnancy: How Do These Affect Family Planning and Surgeon Health?. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2023 Sep.36(5):327-332. Pubmedid: 37564346. Pmcid: PMC10411105.
    • Stefanou AJ, Dessureault S, Sanchez J, Felder S. Clinical Tools for Rectal Cancer Response Assessment following Neoadjuvant Treatment in the Era of Organ Preservation. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Nov.15(23). Pubmedid: 38067239.
    • Stefanou A, Gardner C, Rubinfeld I. A retrospective study of the effects of minimally invasive colorectal surgery on Patient Safety Indicators across a five-hospital system. Surg Endosc. 2022 Oct.36(10):"7684-7699". Pubmedid: 35237902.
    • Stefanou AJ, Kalu RU, Tang A, Reickert CA. Bowel Preparation for Elective Hartmann Operation: Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2022 Jun.23(5):436-443. Pubmedid: 35451876.
    • Stefanou AJ, Sentovich SM, Peters WR. What Every Colorectal Surgeon Should Know About the No Surprises Act. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Sep.64(9):1038-1040. Pubmedid: 34397556.
    • Kalu R, Boateng P, Carrier L, Garzon J, Tang A, Reickert C, Stefanou A. Effect of preoperative versus postoperative use of transversus abdominis plane block with plain 0.25 % bupivacaine on postoperative opioid use: a retrospective study. BMC Anesthesiol. 2021 Apr.21(1):114. Pubmedid: 33845790. Pmcid: PMC8040194.
    • Nasser H, Ivanics T, Leonard-Murali S, Stefanou A. Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Laparoscopic Colectomy: An NSQIP Database Analysis. J Surg Res. 2020 May.249:25-33. Pubmedid: 31918327.
    • Stefanou A, Worden A, Kandagatla P, Reickert C, Rubinfeld I. Surgical Wound Misclassification to Clean From Clean-Contaminated in Common Abdominal Operations. J Surg Res. 2020 Feb.246:131-138. Pubmedid: 31580983.
    • Shetty T, Ivanics T, Nasser H, Stefanou A. Is Loop Ileostomy in Patients with Cecal Bascule a Viable Option?. Case Rep Surg. 2019.2019:8549692. Pubmedid: 31428508. Pmcid: PMC6679889.
    • Kandagatla PG, Stefanou AJ. Current Status of the Radiologic Assessment of Diverticular Disease. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2018 Jul.31(4):217-220. Pubmedid: 29942210. Pmcid: PMC6014845.
    • DeCaporale-Ryan L, Sakran JV, Grant SB, Alseidi A, Rosenberg T, Goldberg RF, Sanfey H, Dubose J, Stawicki S, Ricca R, Derrick ET, Bernstein CA, Jardine DA, Stefanou AJ, Aziz B, He E, Dissanaike S, Fortuna CGR, Oviedo RJ, Shapiro J, Galowitz P, Moalem J. The undiagnosed pandemic: Burnout and depression within the surgical community. Curr Probl Surg. 2017 Sep.54(9):453-502. Pubmedid: 29073980.
    • Stefanou A, Marshall N, Holdan W, Siddiqui A. A randomized study comparing corticosteroid injection to corticosteroid iontophoresis for lateral epicondylitis. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Jan.37(1):104-109. Pubmedid: 22196293.
    • Stefanou AJ, Reickert CA, Velanovich V, Falvo A, Rubinfeld I. Laparoscopic colectomy significantly decreases length of stay compared with open operation. Surg Endosc. 2012 Jan.26(1):144-148. Pubmedid: 21792714.
    • Stefanou A, Nalamati SP. Anorectal melanoma. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2011 Sep.24(3):171-176. Pubmedid: 22942799. Pmcid: PMC3311504.
    • Tsiouris A, Neale J, Stefanou A, Szilagy EJ. Primary amyloid of the colon mimicking ischemic colitis. Colorectal Dis. 2011 Jan.13(1):e12-e13. Pubmedid: 20958909.
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