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Daleela Dodge, MD

Daleela Dodge, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Humanities
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Team

Research Interests

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • Survival
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Segmental Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Hormones
  • Opioid Analgesics
  • Papilloma
  • Biopsy
  • Breast

Recent Publications


Wong, WG, Perez Holguin, RA, Kanwar, R, Dodge, D & Shen, C 2024, 'Management of Male Patients With Occult Breast Cancer: Analysis of the National Cancer Database', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 293, pp. 685-692.


Pender, K, Dodge, D & Collins, JM 2023, 'Preserving choice in breast cancer treatment: A different perspective on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy', Women's Health, vol. 19.


Ssentongo, P, Oh, JS, Amponsah-Manu, F, Wong, W, Candela, X, Acharya, Y, Ssentongo, AE & Dodge, DG 2022, 'Breast Cancer Survival in Eastern Region of Ghana', Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 10, 880789.
The INSITE study team 2022, 'Clinical Impact of Intraoperative Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery With a Novel Pegulicianine Fluorescence-Guided System: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial', JAMA Surgery, vol. 157, no. 7, pp. 573-580.
McLaughlin, CJ, Stahl, KA, Allen, SR & Dodge, DG 2022, 'Creation of a Human Factors Board to Support Well-Being in General Surgery Residents', Academic Medicine, vol. 97, no. 11, pp. 1628-1631.
Shen, C, Li, N, Zhou, S, Stahl, K, Dodge, D & Zhao, H 2023, 'Endocrine therapy initiation and overall survival outcomes with omission of radiation therapy in older Medicare patients with early-stage hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer', Cancer medicine, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 6935-6944.
Stahl, KA, Dodge, D, Olecki, EJ, Holguin, RP, McLaughlin, C, Wong, W & Shen, C 2022, 'Insurance Status and Travel Distance to Single Treatment Facility Predictive of Mastectomy', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 270, pp. 22-30.
Vidt, ME, Heitzenrater, J, Dodge, D, Potochny, J, Widders, K, Paulishak, M, Ravnic, D, Henry, CR, Green, M, Kass, R & Schmitz, KH 2022, 'The role of physical arm function and demographic disparities in breast cancer survivors’ ability to return to work', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 10301-10310.
Shen, C, Kwon, M, Moss, JL, Schaefer, E, Zhou, S, Dodge, D & Ruffin, MT 2022, 'Utilization of Mammography During the Last Year of Life Among Older Breast Cancer Survivors', Journal of Women's Health, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 941-948.


Stahl, K, Dodge, D, Wong, W & Shen, C 2022, 'ASO Author Reflection: Trimodality Therapy Offers Survival Advantage in Metastatic Male Breast Cancer', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 1018.
Shen, C, Klein, RW, Moss, JL, Dodge, DG, Chetlen, AL, Stahl, KA, Zhou, S, Leslie, DL, Ruffin, MT & Lengerich, EJ 2021, 'Association Between Dense Breast Legislation and Cancer Stage at Diagnosis', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 890-899.
Stahl, KA, Wong, W, Olecki, EJ, McLaughlin, C, Perez-Holguin, R, Lewcun, JA, Dodge, D & Shen, C 2022, 'Benefits of Trimodality Therapy Compared with Systemic Therapy Alone in Male Patients with Stage IV Breast Cancer', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 1005-1017.
Choe, AI, Ismail, R, Mack, J, Walter, V, Yang, AL & Dodge, DG 2022, 'Review of Variables Associated With Positive Surgical Margins Using Scout Reflector Localizations for Breast Conservation Therapy', Clinical Breast Cancer, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. e232-e238.
Stahl, K, Dodge, D & Shen, C 2021, 'Surgery of the Primary Tumor in De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer Confers No Survival Benefit: Author’s Reply', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 28, pp. 789-790.


Stahl, K, Dodge, D & Shen, C 2021, 'ASO Author Reflections: Surgery Offers Survival Advantage in Treatment-Responsive Metastatic Breast Cancer', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 2659.
Stahl, K, Wong, W, Dodge, D, Brooks, A, McLaughlin, C, Olecki, E, Lewcun, J, Newport, K, Vasekar, M & Shen, C 2021, 'Benefits of Surgical Treatment of Stage IV Breast Cancer for Patients With Known Hormone Receptor and HER2 Status', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 2646-2658.
Lewcun, JA, Pameijer, C, Kass, R, Cream, L, Hershock, D, Brooks, AJ & Dodge, DG 2020, 'Doxorubicin, paclitaxel, and cisplatin based chemotherapy for the treatment of angiosarcoma: Two case reports', International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol. 68, pp. 83-87.
Shen, C, Thornton, JD, Gu, D, Dodge, D, Zhou, S, He, W, Zhao, H & Giordano, SH 2020, 'Prolonged Opioid Use After Surgery for Early-Stage Breast Cancer', Oncologist, vol. 25, no. 10, pp. e1574-e1582.
Larson, AR, Sharkey, KM, Poorman, JA, Kan, CK, Moeschler, SM, Chandrabose, R, Marquez, CM, Dodge, DG, Silver, JK & Nazarian, RM 2020, 'Representation of Women among Invited Speakers at Medical Specialty Conferences', Journal of Women's Health, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 550-560.
Vidt, ME, Potochny, J, Dodge, D, Green, M, Sturgeon, K, Kass, R & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'The influence of mastectomy and reconstruction on residual upper limb function in breast cancer survivors', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 182, no. 3, pp. 531-541.
Shen, C, Thornton, JD, Newport, K, Schaefer, E, Zhou, S, Yee, NS, Dodge, D & Leslie, D 2020, 'Trends and patterns in the use of opioids among metastatic breast cancer patients', Scientific reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 21698.
Ssentongo, P, Lewcun, JA, Candela, X, Ssentongo, AE, Kwon, EG, Ba, DM, Oh, JS, Amponsah-Manu, F, McDonald, AC, Chinchilli, VM, Soybel, DI & Dodge, DG 2020, 'Variations in Breast Cancer Survival Rates: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Data from the Entire Continent of Africa', SSRN Electronic Journal.