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Thomas A. Aloia, MD, FACS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2010 Jessie H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston, TX, Certificate, Medical and Healthcare Management
1996 University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, MD, Medicine
1992 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, BA, Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Training

7/2005-6/2006 Clinical Fellowship, Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Paul Brousse Hospital, Villejuif, France
7/2003-6/2005 Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/2002-6/2003 Chief Resident, General and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
7/2000-6/2002 Clinical Residency, General and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Board Certifications

7/2015 American Board of Surgery
3/2007 Certificate in Surgical Oncology, Society of Surgical Oncology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Gaber AO, Moore LW, Aloia TA, Suki WN, Jones SL, Graviss EA, Knight RJ, Bass BL. Cross-sectional and Case-Control Analyses of the Association of Kidney Function Staging With Adverse Postoperative Outcomes in General and Vascular Surgery. Ann Surg 258(1):169-77, 7/2013. e-Pub 3/2013. PMID: 23478526.
2. Andreou A, Aloia TA, Brouquet A, Dickson PV, Zimmitti G, Maru DM, Kopetz S, Loyer EM, Curley SA, Abdalla EK, Vauthey JN. Margin Status Remains an Important Determinant of Survival after Surgical Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases in the Era of Modern Chemotherapy. Ann Surg 257(6):1079-88, 6/2013. e-Pub 2/2013. PMCID: PMC3654038.
3. Shindoh J, Andreou A, Aloia TA, Zimmitti G, Lauwers GY, Laurent A, Nagorney DM, Belghiti J, Cherqui D, Poon RT, Kokudo N, Vauthey JN. Microvascular Invasion Does Not Predict Long-Term Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma up to 2 cm: Reappraisal of the Staging System for Solitary Tumors. Ann Surg Oncol 20(4):1223-9, 4/2013. e-Pub 11/2012. PMID: 23179993.
4. Badgwell BD, Aloia TA, Garrett J, Chedister G, Miner T, Krouse R. Indicators of symptom improvement and survival in inpatients with advanced cancer undergoing palliative surgical consultation. J Surg Oncol 107(4):367-71, 3/2013. e-Pub 8/2012. PMID: 22886727.
5. Schwarz RE, Abdalla EK, Aloia TA, Vauthey JN. AHPBA/SSO/SSAT sponsored consensus conference on the multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal cancer metastases. HPB (Oxford) 15(2):89-90, 2/2013. PMCID: PMC3719913.
6. Shindoh J, Truty MJ, Aloia TA, Curley SA, Zimmitti G, Huang SY, Mahvash A, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Vauthey JN. Kinetic Growth Rate after Portal Vein Embolization Predicts Posthepatectomy Outcomes: Toward Zero Liver-Related Mortality in Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases and Small Future Liver Remnant. JACS 216(2):201-9, 2/2013. e-Pub 12/2012. PMID: 23219349.
7. Tzeng CW, Aloia TA, Vauthey JN, Chang GJ, Ellis LM, Feig BW, Curley SA, Skibber JM, Abdalla EK, You YN, Rodriguez-Bigas MA. Morbidity of staged proctectomy after hepatectomy for colorectal cancer: A matched case-control cnalysis. Ann Surg Oncol 20(2):482-90, 2/2013. e-Pub 8/2012. PMID: 22932858.
8. Adams RB, Aloia TA, Loyer E, Pawlik TM, Taouli B, Vauthey JN. Selection for Hepatic Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases: Expert Consensus Statement. HPB (Oxford) 15(2):91-103, 2/2013. PMID: 23297719.
9. Zimmitti G, Roses RE, Andreou A, Shindoh J, Curley SA, Aloia TA, Vauthey JN. Greater Complexity of Liver Surgery is Not Associated with an Increased Incidence of Liver-Related Complications Except for Bile Leak: An Experience with 2,628 Consecutive Resections. J Gastrointest Surg 17(1):57-64; discussion p.64-5, 1/2013. e-Pub 9/2012. PMID: 22956403.
10. Andreou A, Vauthey JN, Cherqui D, Zimmitti G, Ribero D, Truty MJ, Wei SH, Curley SA, Laurent A, Poon RT, Belghiti J, Nagorney DM, Aloia TA. From the International Cooperative Study Group on Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Improved Long-Term Survival after Major Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Multicenter Analysis Based on a New Definition of Major Hepatectomy. J Gastrointest Surg 17(1):66-77, 1/2013. e-Pub 9/2012. PMID: 22948836.
11. Shindoh J, Loyer EM, Kopetz S, Boonsirikamchai P, Maru DM, Chun YS, Zimmitti G, Curley SA, Charnsangavej C, Aloia TA, Vauthey JN. Optimal Morphologic Response to Preoperative Chemotherapy: An Alternate Outcome End Point before Resection of Hepatic Colorectal Metastases. J Clin Oncol 30(36):4566-72, 12/2012. e-Pub 11/2012. PMCID: PMC3518730.
12. Andreou A, Kopetz S, Maru DM, Chen SS, Zimmitti G, Brouquet A, Shindoh J, Curley SA, Garrett C, Overman MJ, Aloia TA, Vauthey JN. Adjuvant chemotherapy with FOLFOX for primary colorectal cancer is associated with increased somatic gene mutations and inferior survival in patients undergoing hepatectomy for metachronous liver metastases. Ann Surg 256(4):642-50, 10/2012. PMID: 22968062.
13. Vauthey JN, Kopetz S, Aloia TA, Andreou A. KRAS mutation in colorectal cancer metastases after adjuvant FOLFOX for the primary. Br J Cancer 107(8):1442-3; author reply 1444, 10/2012. e-Pub 9/2012. PMCID: PMC3494431.
14. Abbott DE, Cantor SB, Hu CY, Aloia TA, You YN, Nguyen S, Chang GJ. Optimizing clinical and economic outcomes of surgical therapy for patients with colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases. J Am Coll Surg 215(2):262-70, 8/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMID: 22560316.
15. Tzeng CW, Katz MH, Fleming JB, Pisters PW, Lee JE, Abdalla EK, Curley SA, Vauthey JN, Aloia TA. Risk of venous thromboembolism outweighs post-hepatectomy bleeding complications: analysis of 5651 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program patients. HPB (Oxford) 14(8):506-13, 8/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMID: 22762398.
16. Andreou A, Brouquet A, Bharathy KG, Perrier ND, Abdalla EK, Curley SA, Glanemann M, Seehofer D, Neuhaus P, Vauthey JN, Aloia TA. Liver resection for liver metastases from nondigestive endocrine cancer: extrahepatic disease burden defines outcome. Surgery. e-Pub 2/2012. PMID: 22306838.
17. Spinks T, Albright HW, Feeley TW, Walters R, Burke TW, Aloia TA, Bruera E, Buzdar A, Foxhall L, Hui D, Summers B, Rodriguez A, Dubois R, Shine KI. Ensuring quality cancer care: A follow-up review of the Institute of Medicine's 10 recommendations for improving the quality of cancer care in America. Cancer. e-Pub 11/2011. PMCID: PMC3272132.
18. Andreou A, Brouquet A, Abdalla EK, Aloia TA, Curley SA, Vauthey JN. Repeat hepatectomy for recurrent colorectal liver metastases is associated with a high survival rate. HPB (Oxford) 13(11):774-82, 11/2011. e-Pub 9/2011. PMCID: PMC3238011.
19. Kaseb AO, Morris JS, Hassan MM, Siddiqui AM, Lin E, Xiao L, Abdalla EK, Vauthey JN, Aloia TA, Krishnan S, Abbruzzese JL. Clinical and prognostic implications of plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 and vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. J Clin Oncol 29(29):3892-9, 10/2011. e-Pub 9/2011. PMCID: PMC3189091.
20. Kaseb AO, Abbruzzese JL, Vauthey JN, Aloia TA, Abdalla EK, Hassan MM, Lin E, Xiao L, El-Deeb AS, Rashid A, Morris JS. I-CLIP: Improved Stratification of Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients by Integrating Plasma IGF-1 into CLIP Score. Oncology 80(5-6):373-81, 2011. e-Pub 8/2011. PMCID: PMC3171278.
21. Aloia TA. Predicting adverse outcomes after complex cancer surgery. Ann Surg Oncol 17(9):2260-1, 9/2010. PMCID: PMC2924501.
22. Aloia TA, Knight R, Gaber AO, Ghobrial RM, Goss JA. Analysis of liver transplant outcomes for United Network for Organ Sharing recipients 60 years old or older identifies multiple model for end-stage liver disease-independent prognostic factors. Liver Transpl 16(8):950-9, 8/2010. PMID: 20589647.
23. Aloia TA, Hemming A, Schwartz M. Surgical treatment of hepatocellular cancer: expert consensus conference. HPB (Oxford) 12(5):311-12, 6/2010. PMCID: PMC2951817.
24. Aloia TA, McFadden DW. Candida in pancreatic infection: a clinical experience. The American Surgeon 60:793-96, 1994.

Last updated: 10/20/2014