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Stacy K. Ugras, M.D.
Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

 
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Administrative:
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Walnut Street, Floor 20
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Administrative Assistant: Marissa Taylor
Telephone: 215-829-8461
Fax: 215-829-8462

Clinical Offices:
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Walnut Street, Floor 20
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-829-8461

Penn Medicine Radnor
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Telephone: 215-829-8461

Contact Information (internal use only)

stacy.ugras@uphs.upenn.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Stacy K. Ugras is a board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgeon specializing in the management of benign and malignant breast disease. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Penn Medicine and sees patients at Pennsylvania Hospital as well as Penn Medicine at Radnor. She performs all aspects of breast surgery including breast biopsy, lumpectomy, skin-sparing mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. She has clinical expertise in high-risk breast cancer screening and is a member of the high-risk breast cancer screening program at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Dr. Ugras graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She completed her residency in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and completed a two-year research fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Ugras completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, during which she developed clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of breast cancer and benign breast disease.

She has authored and co-authored original research articles in the field of oncology and breast surgery. She is an active member of The American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and American College of Surgeons.

 
Appointments
2015 - present Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2014 - 2015 Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2015 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2015 - present Attending Surgeon
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2014 - 2015 Attending Surgeon
Department of Surgery
New York Hospital Queens
Flushing, New York
 
2014 - 2015 Quality Improvement Coordinator, Cancer Committee
New York Hospital Queens
Flushing, New York
 
2014 - 2015 Physician Liaison, Cancer Committee
New York Hospital Queens
Flushing, New York
 
Other Appointments
2009 - 2011 Research Fellow
Surgical Oncology, MSKCC
New York, New York
 
Education/Training
2002 - 2006 MD - Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York
 
1998 - 2002 BS - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania                                                      (Economics/Finance)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2013 - 2014 Fellow in Breast Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
 
2011 - 2013 Resident in General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York
 
2010 - 2011 Administrative Chief Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
 
2009 - 2011 Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
 
2006 - 2009 Resident in General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2015 - present  The American Society of Breast Surgeons (Member)
 
2015 - present  Society of Surgical Oncology (Member)
 
2014 - present  American College of Surgeons (Associate Member)
 


 
 
 
Research

Dr. Ugras has ongoing clinical projects in the areas of breast tumor biology, specifically researching how breast tumors evolve with chemotherapy and how this should be used to better treat patients. She is also interested in improving the quality of care offered to patients and has an ongoing research project investigating how new methods of breast tumor localization improve the patient experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Boorjian S, Ugras S, Mongan NP, Gudas LJ, You X, Tickoo SK, Scherr DS.  Androgen receptor expression is inversely correlated tumor stage bladder cancer. Urology 64(2):383-388, Aug. 2004.
  2. Lubitz CC, Ugras SK, Kazam JI,Zhu B, Scognamiglio T, Chen YT, Fahey TJ III.  Microarray analysis of thyroid fine-needle aspirates accurately classifies benign and malignant lesions.  Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 8(4):490-498, Sept. 2006.
  3. Gobble RM, Qin LX, Brill ER, Angeles CV, Ugras S, O'Connor RB, Moraco NH, Decarolis PL, Antonescu C, Singer S.  Expression profiling of liposarcoma yields a multigene predictor of patient outcome and identifies genes that contribute to liposarcomagenesis. Cancer Research 71(7):2697-2705, Apr. 1, 2011 (Epub Feb. 18, 2011).
  4. Spitzer JI, Ugras S, Runge S, Decarolis P, Antonescu C, Tuschl T, Singer S.  mRNA and protein levels of FUS, EWSRI and TAF15 are upregulated in liposarcoma.  Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer 50(5):338-347, May 2011 (Epub Feb. 22, 2011).
  5. Ugras S, Brill E, Jacobsen A, Hafner M, Socci ND, Decarolis PL, Khanin R, O'Connor R, Mihailovic A, Taylor BS, Sheridan R, Gimble JM, Viale A, Crago A, Antonescu CR, Sander C, Tuschl T, Singer S.  Small RNA sequencing and functional characterization reveals MicroRNA-143 tumor suppressor activity in liposarcoma.  Cancer Research 71(17):5659-5669, Sept. 1, 2011 (Epub June 21, 2011).
  6. Ugras S, Stempel M, Patil S, Morrow M.  Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2 status predict lymphovascular invasion and lymph node involvement.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 21(12):3780-3786, Nov.2014 (Epub June 21, 2014)
  7. Ugras S, Matsen C, Eaton A, Stempel M, Morrow M, Cody HS 3rd. Reoperative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy is Feasible for Locally Recurrent Breast Cancer, But is it Worthwhile? Annals of Surgical Oncology  23(3):744-8, Mar. 2016.
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Ugras S, Simmons R. Cryotherapy ablation of primary breast cancer. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 21(1):20-22, 2010.
Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Clinical Research Publications, Participation Cited but not by Authorship
  1. Farazi TA, Spitzer JI, Morozov P, Tuschl T. miRNAs in human cancer.  Journal of Pathology. 223(2):102-15, Jan. 2011 (Epub Nov. 18, 2010).
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Narang T, Ugras S, Pochapin M, Lieberman M.  Abdominal wall metastasis after PEG placement in patients with oropharyngeal cancer. [Case Report] Practical Gastroenterology 33(6):33-38, June 2009.
  2. Ugras S, Gemignani ML, Connolly PH, Finley DJ.  Endovascular approach to acute hemorrhage in locally advanced breast cancer. [Case Report] Breast Journal 21(2):189-191, Mar. 2015 (Epub Jan. 21, 2015).
  3. Ugras SK, Finley DJ, Salemi A. Ascaris lumbricoides infection causing respiratory distress after coronary artery bypass grafting. [Review] Surgical Infections 11(2):177-178, Apr. 2010.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2013 Breast Cancer Alliance Fellowship Grant
 
2006  G. Thomas Shires II Prize in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical Center
 
2002 Magna cum Laude, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
 
1998 - 2002 Dean’s List, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 

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