Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Niraj J. Gusani, MD

Niraj J. Gusani, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Medicine
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Cancer
Survivorship
njg136@psu.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Niraj Gusani's active current research focus involves the role of physical activity and prehabilitation in the outcomes of patients undergoing gastrointestinal cancer surgery and in cancer survivors. Other research interests include epidemiology and patterns of care in gastrointestinal malignancies and the measurement of quality and costs of care in oncologic surgery. Dr. Gusani has authored or co-authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters and invited manuscripts.

  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Survival
  • Liver
  • Mortality
  • Morbidity
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Drug Therapy
  • Surgeons
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms

Clinical Trials

Extracellular Vesicles as Biomarkers for Early Detection of Recurrent Pancreatic Carcinoma
Complications from Major Abdominal Cancer Surgery & Their Effect on Cancer-Specific Outcomes
Frailty Assessment vs. Short Physical Performance Battery in Post-Operative Major Abdominal Surgery
New Tumor Markers for Pancreatic Cancer in Blood

Recent Publications

2020

Tchelebi, LT, Lehrer, EJ, Trifiletti, DM, Sharma, NK, Gusani, NJ, Crane, CH & Zaorsky, NG 2020, 'Conventionally fractionated radiation therapy versus stereotactic body radiation therapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (CRiSP): An international systematic review and meta-analysis', Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32756

2019

Zaorsky, NG, Zhang, Y, Walter, V, Tchelebi, LT, Chinchilli, VM & Gusani, NJ 2019, 'Clinical trial accrual at initial course of therapy for cancer and its impact on survival', JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 1309-1316. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2019.7321
Cummings, M, Lehrer, EJ, Drabick, J, Gusani, NJ, Trifiletti, DM & Zaorsky, N 2019, 'Exceptional responders in oncology: A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient level data', American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 624-635. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000572
Schmitz, KH, Campbell, AM, Stuiver, MM, Pinto, BM, Schwartz, AL, Morris, GS, Ligibel, JA, Cheville, A, Galvão, DA, Alfano, CM, Patel, AV, Hue, T, Gerber, LH, Sallis, R, Gusani, NJ, Stout, NL, Chan, L, Flowers, F, Doyle, C, Helmrich, S, Bain, W, Sokolof, J, Winters-Stone, KM, Campbell, KL & Matthews, CE 2019, 'Exercise is medicine in oncology: Engaging clinicians to help patients move through cancer', CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 468-484. https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21579

2018

Logghe, HJ, Boeck, MA, Gusani, NJ, Hardaway, JC, Hughes, KA, Mouawad, NJ, Kulaylat, AN, Hoffman, RL, Turner, P, Jones, C & Leichtle, SW 2018, 'Best Practices for Surgeons' Social Media Use: Statement of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons', Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 226, no. 3, pp. 317-327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.11.022
Yee, NS, Lengerich, EJ, Schmitz, KH, Maranki, JL, Gusani, NJ, Tchelebi, L, Mackley, HB, Krok, KL, Baker, MJ, de Boer, C & Yee, JD 2018, 'Frontiers in gastrointestinal oncology: Advances in multi-disciplinary patient care', Biomedicines, vol. 6, no. 2, 64. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines6020064
Koduru, SV, Leberfinger, AN, Kawasawa, YI, Mahajan, M, Gusani, NJ, Sanyal, AJ & Ravnic, DJ 2018, 'Non-coding RNAs in Various Stages of Liver Disease Leading to Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Differential Expression of miRNAs, piRNAs, lncRNAs, circRNAs, and sno', Scientific reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 7967. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26360-1
Sanders, AB, Conroy, DE, Schmitz, KH & Gusani, N 2019, 'Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Older Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivors: Need and Acceptability of Digital Health Interventions', Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 703-708. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12029-018-0128-x

2017

Wagner, JP, Cochran, AL, Jones, C, Gusani, NJ, Varghese, TK & Attai, DJ 2018, 'Professional Use of Social Media Among Surgeons: Results of a Multi-Institutional Study', Journal of surgical education, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 804-810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.09.008
Moyer, MT, Sharzehi, S, Mathew, A, Levenick, JM, Headlee, BD, Blandford, JT, Heisey, HD, Birkholz, JH, Ancrile, BB, Maranki, JL, Gusani, NJ, McGarrity, TJ & Dye, CE 2017, 'The Safety and Efficacy of an Alcohol-Free Pancreatic Cyst Ablation Protocol', Gastroenterology, vol. 153, no. 5, pp. 1295-1303. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2017.08.009

2016

Short, PF, Moran, JR, Yang, TC, Camacho, F, Gusani, NJ, MacKley, HB, Matthews, SA & Anderson, RT 2016, 'Effects of hospital type and distance on lymph node assessment for colon cancer among metropolitan and nonmetropolitan patients in appalachia', Medical Care Research and Review, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 546-564. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558715619052
Moss, CR, Caldwell, JC, Afilaka, B, Iskandarani, K, Chinchilli, VM, McQuillan, P, Cooper, AB, Gusani, N & Bezinover, D 2016, 'Hepatic resection is associated with reduced postoperative opioid requirement', Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 307-313. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-9185.188827
Fleming, ST, Mackley, HB, Camacho, F, Yao, N, Gusani, NJ, Seiber, EE, Matthews, SA, Yang, TC & Hwang, W 2016, 'Patterns of Care for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Appalachia, and the Clinical, Sociodemographic, and Service Provider Determinants', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 113-124. https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12132
Kadry, Z, Schaefer, EW, Shah, RA, Krok, K, Du, P, Bezinover, D, Janicki, P, Jain, A, Gusani, NJ, Schreibman, I, Hollenbeak, CS & Riley III, T 2016, 'Portal hypertension. An underestimated entity?', Annals of surgery, vol. 263, no. 5, pp. 986-991. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001299
Enomoto, LM, Blackham, A, Woo, Y, Yamamoto, M, Pimiento, J, Gusani, NJ & Wong, J 2016, 'Ratio of intra-operative fluid to anesthesia time and its impact on short term perioperative outcomes following gastrectomy for cancer: A retrospective cohort study', International Journal of Surgery, vol. 33, pp. 13-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.07.006
Mirkin, KA, Hollenbeak, CS, Gusani, NJ & Wong, J 2017, 'Trends in utilization of neoadjuvant therapy and short-term outcomes in resected pancreatic cancer', American Journal of Surgery, vol. 214, no. 1, pp. 80-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.08.015
Blackham, AU, Greenleaf, E, Yamamoto, M, Hollenbeak, CS, Gusani, NJ, Coppola, D, Pimiento, JM & Wong, J 2016, 'Tumor regression grade in gastric cancer: Predictors and impact on outcome', Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 114, no. 4, pp. 434-439. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.24307

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