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Jane J. Keating, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Keating is a PGY-5 General Surgery resident.  She is currently in her second year of research working in Dr. Sunil Singhal’s intraoperative molecular imaging lab and is interested in surgical oncology.


2014 - present Postdoctoral Researcher
2011 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
07/01/2014 - present University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine          
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Surgery
06/15/2011 - present University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Resident, General Surgery
08/2007 - 06/2011  Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Doctor of Medicine (3.98 GPA)
08/2002 - 06/2006 Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa (3.98 GPA)
Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
  • Phi Beta Kapa
  • Nu Rho Psi
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

07/2014 – Present      
Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Role: Research Fellow PI:Dr. Sunil Singhal
Currently working to develop intraoperative-imaging techniques to improve the complete resection of primary and metastatic cancer.

04/2010 – 08/2010     
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Role: Student Researcher  PI: Drs. Mary Wagner and Paul Kishborn Generated animal models of palliated hypoplastic left heart syndrome by performing and assisting in pulmonary artery banding procedures.

08/2008 – 11/2008     
Department of Trauma Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Role: Student Researcher  PI: Dr. Jana Mcleod
Evaluated patients with life threatening trauma for evidence of early trauma induced coagulopathy.

05/2005 – 05/2006     
Yerkes Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Role: Research assistant  PI: Dr. Mar Sanchez 
Study of neurobiological systems that control stress physiology and emotion regulation in nonhuman primates. Analyzed the stress-induced hypothalamic pituitary adrenal response of rhesus macaques who had been noted to be either abused or abandoned by their mother at an early age.

National & International Conferences
  1. Keating J, Simsic J, Kogon B, Kanter K, Huckaby J, Kilgo P, Kirshbom P. Impact of Surgery for Reflux or Feeding Intolerance on Mid-term Outcomes for Single Ventricle Patients. Western Thoracic Surgical Association Annual Meeting, June, 2011.
  2. Schuricht A, Keating J. Recurrence Rates of Laparoscopic Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh (IPOM) Technique Inguinal Hernia Repairs When Performed Alone Vs. At The Time of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. Annual Hernia Repair, March 13, 2014.
  3. Schuricht A, Keating J. Outcomes of 157 V-Patch Implants in the Repair of Umbilical, Epigastric, and Incisional Hernias. Annual Hernia Repair, March 13, 2014.
  4. Keating J, Olugbenga O, Jiang J, De Jesus E, Judy R, Singhal S. Intraoperative Molecular Imaging For the Complete Resection of Mediastinal Tumors.  Philadelphia Academy of Surgery. Podium Presentation First Prize Winner. February 9, 2015. 
  5. Keating J, Jiang J, De Jesus E, Judy R, Singhal S. Intraoperative molecular imaging of pre-treated mediastinal tumors is feasible. 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, April 28, 2015.
  6. Kennedy G, Okusanya O, Heitjan D, Deshpande C, Litzky L, Keating J, Albelda S, Nie S, Low P, Drebin J, Singhal S. Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Provides Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis of Primary Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma. American Surgical Association 135th Annual Meeting. April 24, 2015.
  7. Guzzo T, Keating J, Jiang J, De Jesus E, Singhal S. Intraoperative Molecular Diagnostic Imaging Can Identify Renal Cell Carcinoma During Nephrectomy. American Urological Association Annual Meeting. May 17, 2015.
  8. Keating J, Crisman E, Jiang J, Judy R, De Jesus E, Singhal S. Indocyanine green (ICG) extraction and quantification for intraoperative molecular imaging of tumors. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015, Baltimore, MD.
  9. Keating J, Kennedy G, Okusanya O, Deshpande D, Nie S, Low P, Singhal S. Diagnosis of Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas Using Intraoperative Molecular Imaging. 21st Annual University of Pennsylvania Respiration Research Retreat, June 19, 2015.
  10. Keating J, Judy R, Jiang J, De Jesus E, Crisman E, Singhal S. Intraoperative Molecular Imaging For Detecting Subcentimeter Pulmonary Tumors. Academy of Women Surgeons Fall Conference. October 4, 2015.
  11. Keating J, Judy R, Jiang J, De Jesus E, Crisman, E, Singhal S. Intraoperative Molecular Imaging for Detecting Subcentimeter Pulmonary Tumors. American College of Surgeons: 2015 Clinical Congress. October 5, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  12. Keating J, Nims S, Judy R, Jiang R, Singhal S. Near-Infrared Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Localizes Metastases to the Lung. Society of Thoracic Surgeons 52nd Annual Meeting, January 25, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
  13. Keating J, Nims S, Venegas O, Deshpande C, Nie, S, Low P, Singhal S. Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Of Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas Using A Targeted Near-Infrared Dye. 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. February 3, 2016, Jaxonville, FL.
  14. Keating J, Predina J, Nims S, Venegas O, Singhal S. Near-Infrared Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Identifies Mesothelioma During Pleurectomy. 69th Annual Cancer Symposium Society of Surgical Oncology: Annual Cancer Symposium Poster Contest, March 3, 2016.
  15. Keating J, Predina J, Nims S, Venegas O, Deshpande C, Singhal S, Kucharczuk J. Folate-Targeted Dye Localizes Subpleural Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas During Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection.  General Thoracic Surgery Club, March 10, 2016.
  16. Keating J, Predina J, Venegas O, Nims S, Kucharczuk J, Singhal S. Indocyanine Green and Intraoperative Imaging Detects Residual Disease Following Resection of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. 13th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, May, 2016.
  17. Keating J, Judy R, Singhal S. Near-Infrared Cancelling Headlamp for Intraoperative Molecular Imaging During Open Surgery. SNNMI. 2016 annual meeting, June 2016.
Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Clifton MS, Heiss KF, Keating JJ, Mackay G, Ricketts RR. “Use of tissue expanders in the repair of complex abdominal wall defects. Journal of Pediatric Surgery.” 2011 Feb;46(2):372-7.
  2. Keating JJ, Simsic JM, Kogon BE, Kanter KR, Huckaby J, Kilgo PD, Kirshbom PM. “Impact of early fundoplication or gastrostomy tube on midterm outcomes for patients with single ventricle.” Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2012 Apr;143(4):891-5.
  3. Keating JJ, Kennedy GT, Singhal S. “Identification of a subcentimeter pulmonary adenocarcinoma using intraoperative near-infrared imaging during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.” Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2015 Mar;149(3):e51-3.
  4. Jiang JX, Keating JJ, Jesus EM, Judy RP, Madajewski B, Venegas O, Okusanya OT, Singhal S. “Optimization of the enhanced permeability and retention effect for near-infrared imaging of solid tumors with indocyanine green.” Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Jun 15;5(4):390-400.
  5. Keating JJ, Okusanya OT, De Jesus E, Judy R, Jiang J, Deshpande C, Nie S, Low P, Singhal S. “Intraoperative Molecular Imaging of Lung Adenocarcinoma Can Identify Residual Tumor Cells at the Surgical Margins.” Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2015 Jul 31.
  6. Judy RP, Keating JJ, DeJesus EM, Jiang JX, Okusanya OT, Nie S, Holt DE, Arlauckas SP, Low PS, Delikatny EJ, Singhal S. “Quantification of tumor fluorescence during intraoperative optical cancer imaging.” Scientific Reports. 2015 Nov 13;5:16208.  
  7. Kennedy GT, Okusanya OT, Keating JJ, Heitjan DF, Deshpande C, Litzky LA, Albelda SM, Drebin JA, Nie S, Low PS, Singhal S. “The Optical Biopsy: A Novel Technique for Rapid Intraoperative Diagnosis of Primary Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas.” Annals of Surgery. 2015 Oct;262(4):602-9.
  8. De Jesus E, Keating JJ, Kularatne SA, Jiang J, Judy R, Predina J, Nie S, Low P, Singhal S. “Comparison of Folate Receptor Targeted Optical Contrast Agents for Intraoperative Molecular Imaging.” International Journal of Molecular Imaging. 2015;2015:469047.
  9. Predina JD, Keating J, Patel N, Nims S, Singhal S. “Clinical implications of positive margins following non-small cell lung cancer surgery.”  Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2015 Dec 30.
  10. Holt D, Parthasarathy AB, Okusanya O, Keating J, Venegas O, Deshpande C, Karakousis G, Madajewski B, Durham A, Nie S, Yodh AG, Singhal S. “Intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy identifies residual tumor cells in wounds.” Journal of Biolmedical Optics. 2015 Jul;20(7):76002.
  11. Keating JJ, Kennedy GT, Datta J, Schuricht A. “Outcomes of 157 V-Patch(TM) Implants in the Repair of Umbilical, Epigastric, and Incisional Hernias.” American Surgeon. 2016 Jan;82(1):6-10.
  12. Keating JJ, Nims S, Venegas O, Jiang J, Holt D, Kucharczuk JC, Deshpande C, Singhal S. “Intraoperative imaging identifies thymoma margins following neoadjuvant chemotherapy.” Oncotarget. 2016 Jan 19;7(3):3059-67.
  13. Keating J, Tchou J, Okusanya O, Fisher C, Batiste R, Jiang J, Kennedy G, Nie S, Singhal S.  “Identification of breast cancer margins using intraoperative near-infrared imaging.”  Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2016 Feb 4.
  14. Keating J, Judy R, Newton A, Singhal S. “Near-infrared operating lamp for intraoperative molecular imaging of a mediastinal tumor.” BMC Medical Imaging. 2016 Feb 17; 16(1):15.
  15. Guzzo TJ, Jiang J, Keating J, DeJesus E, Judy R, Nie S, Low P, Lal P, Singhal S. “Intraoperative Molecular Diagnostic Imaging Can Identify Renal Cell Carcinoma.” Journal of Urology. 2016 Mar;195(3):748-55.
Book Chapters
  1. Keating J, Raper S. Small Bowel. The Surgical Review, 4th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.
2015 First Place, Podium Presentation Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
2005 Nu Rho Psi, neuroscience honor society
2004 Phi Beta Kappa
2003 - 2006 Captain – Emory Women’s Rowing
2003 Emory Scholar
2003 Most Valuable Player – Emory Women’s Rowing

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