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Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., M.A., FACS, FSSO

Chair, Department of Surgery
Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Professor, Department of Medicine
Affiliated faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco

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(415) 476-1236 - Phone
(415) 476-1734 - Fax
julie.sosa@ucsf.edu

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D., 1994

  • Junior Resident, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1995 - 1996
  • Senior Resident, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1998 - 1999
  • Halsted Chief Resident, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 2000 - 2001
  • Specialist Registrar, John Radcliffe And Churchill Hospitals, University Of Oxford, Johns Hopkins University, 2000 - 2000
  • American Board of Surgery

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS is professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery and holds the Leon Goldman, MD, Distinguished Professorship in Surgery. 

Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, her MA at Oxford, and her MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency program and a fellowship. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is widely published in outcomes analysis, as well as cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and survey-based research.

Dr. Sosa is the newly elected editor in chief of the World Journal of Surgery, having served previously as deputy editor of JAMA-Surgery and associate editor of the Journal of Surgical Research. She is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Surgery, Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine, Hormones and Cancer, Journal of Thyroid Research, and the International Journal of Endocrine Oncology. She is Treasurer of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and serves on the Board of Directors/Executive Council of the ATA, Society of Surgical Oncology, International Thyroid Oncology Group, and Association for Academic Surgery Foundation. She has served on ATA guidelines committees for hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer, and on the NCCN guidelines committee for neuroendocrine tumors. 

Dr. Sosa has published more than 280 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 50 book chapters, and has authored/edited 4 books. She has been the recipient of grants from the NIH/NCI, Paget Foundation, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Donaghue Foundation, the American Geriatrics Association/Hartford Foundation, and the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Fund.

Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Lectureship Award
American Thyroid Association
2017
Woman of the Year in Thyroidology
American Thyroid Association
2017
Invited International Visitor, Younger Fellows Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Bris
2016
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Class of 2016
2015
Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumna Award
Johns Hopkins University
2015
Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars
Johns Hopkins University
2014
Association for Academic Surgery International Visiting Professorship Award, co-sponsored by the AAS
2010
Dennis Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award
American Geriatrics Society
2006
JJ Roslyn Faculty Research Award from the Assn. for Academic Surgery
2005
John G. Haddad, Jr. Award
Paget Foundation
2004
Resident of the Year Award
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Srgery
2001
1998 Baltimore Academy of Surgery Resident Prize
1998
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons’ Resident Prize, Orlando, FL
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
1998
Helen B. Taussig-Alfred Blalock Research Prize for the best clinical research by a house officer or
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
1998
Upjohn Award for the best clinical research by a member of the surgical housestaff
Johns Hopkins Hospital
1997
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
1994
William Stewart Halsted Award: for outstanding performance in the surgical sciences
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
1994
Richard A. Lester Award: for the outstanding book published in industrial relations and labor econom
1990
Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship: supporting two years of graduate study at Oxfo
Oxford University
1988

Dr. Sosa has served as principal investigator on a number of therapeutic and correlative clinical trials, largely centered around the development of novel small molecule therapies for advanced thyroid cancer and understanding environmental risk factors for the development of the disease. She has mentored more than 70 students, residents, and fellows, and has made surgical education a focus of her science, co-directing the multi-year, prospective National Study of Expectations and Attitudes of Residents in Surgery (NEARS) in conjunction with the American Board of Surgery.

Research Protocols

"Automated isolation of single cells using high-resolution and subcellular imaging"
"The association of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and papillary thyroid carcinoma"
"The genetics of endocrine neoplasia registry (GENR): A registry for patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma"

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3356-7316 Additional info
  • A novel natural history study of medullary thyroid carcinoma: Incorporating the patient perspective to inform advanced disease management
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    Sep 2019
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    Jul 2023
    Co-Principal Investigator
  • Single cell analysis of intratumoral heterogeneity in parathyroid neoplasia
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    Jan 2015
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    Dec 2016
    Co-Principal Investigator
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 297
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  1. Mummaneni PV, Burke JF, Chan AK, Sosa JA, Lobo EP, Mummaneni VP, Antrum S, Berven SH, Conte MS, Doernberg SB, Goldberg AN, Hess CP, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kohi MP, Ma CB, Mahadevan VS, Molinaro AM, Murr AH, Narayana S, Roberts JP, Stoller ML, Theodosopoulos PV, Vail TP, Wienholz S, Gropper MA, Green A, Berger MS. Consensus-based perioperative protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Neurosurg Spine. 2020 Oct 02; 1-9. View in PubMed
  2. Sosa JA. Editorial. World J Surg. 2020 Nov; 44(11):3589. View in PubMed
  3. Hernandez S, Nnamani Silva ON, Lin MYC, Kim EH, Sosa JA, Campbell AR, O'Sullivan PS, Roman SA. Near-Peer Learning During the Surgical Clerkship: A Way to Facilitate Learning After a 15-Month Preclinical Curriculum. J Surg Educ. 2020 Sep 12. View in PubMed
  4. Lancaster EM, Wu B, Iannuzzi J, Oskowitz A, Gasper W, Vartanian S, Wick E, Hiramoto J, Eichler C, Lobo E, Reyzelman A, Reilly L, Sosa JA, Conte MS. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an academic vascular practice and a multi-disciplinary limb preservation program. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 12. View in PubMed
  5. Sosa JA. Editorial: Doubling Down on Diversity in the Wake of the #MedBikini Controversy. World J Surg. 2020 Sep 03. View in PubMed
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