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Jessica Suarez Colen, MD, MPH

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Regional Care Center Katy
19770 Kingsland Blvd.
Unit Number: 2052
Houston, TX 77094
Phone: 713-563-9600
Fax: 713-646-4320

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2007 University of Texas of Public Health, Houston, TX, MPH, Public Health
2004 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, MD, Doctorate of Medicine
2000 University of Texas, Austin, TX, BA, Psychology and Liberal Arts, Psychology and Liberal Arts

Postgraduate Training

7/2010-8/2011 Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Breast Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
6/2004-6/2010 Clinical Residency, General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

8/2010 American Board of Surgery General Surgery


Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Member, Residents Council, Houston, TX, 2009-2010
Administrative Chief Resident, Baylor Residency Program, Houston, TX, 2009-2010
President, Physicians for Human Rights, Student Chapter, University of Texas SW MS, Dallas, TX, 2003-2004
Vice President, Texas Medical Student Association - University of Texas, Dallas, TX, 2002

Honors and Awards

2011 Corynne S. Uhl Award, Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2006 Outstanding New Student Tuition Scholarship, University of Texas School of Public Health
1996-2000 Texas Scholarship for Academic Achievement, University of Texas- Austin
1996-2000 University and Departmental Honors, University of Texas- Austin

Professional Memberships

Christus St. Catherine Breast Cancer Committee, Houston, TX
Chair, 2011-present
National Cancer Institute
Member, 2012-present
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, TX
Member, 2012-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Rose JF, Colen JS, Ellsworth WA. Reduction and Mastopexy Techniques for Optimal Results in Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction. Semin Plast Surg 29(2), 4/2015. e-Pub 4/2015.

Invited Articles

1. Suarez J, Arthur D, Woodward W, Kuerer HM. Breast Preservation in patients with local recurrence after breast conserving therapy. Current Breast Cancer Reports 3(2):88-96, 6/2011.


1. Suarez J, Kuerer, HM. Influence of Margin Status on Outcomes in Lobular Carcinoma: Experience of the European Institute of Oncology. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly, 2011.

Last updated: 8/19/2015