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Elizabeth A. Shaughnessy, MD,PHD

Adjunct Professor

Vice Chair for Patient Experience, Division Director of Survivorship

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship : City of Hope National Medical Center (Clinical and Research in Oncologic Surgery )
  • Residency: University of Illinois (General Surgery)
  • Doctoral Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago (Research Surgical Oncology)
  • Residency: University of Illinois
  • Medical Degree: University of Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Illinois (Biology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 1994-02-14) - (Recertification Date: 2013-12-12)

Contact Information
Research Interests

Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Breast Biopsy

Clinical Interests

Surgical Oncology

BRCA1 Genes

BRCA2 Genes

Breast Cancer

Ductal Breast Carcinoma

Ductal Carcinoma

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Intraductal Carcinoma

Intraductal Noninfiltrating Carcinoma

Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)

Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Lobular Carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

Lobular Neoplasia

Male Breast Cancer

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Peer Reviewed Publications

Ammann, Allison M; Pratt, Catherine G; Lewis, Jaime D; Ahmad, Syed A; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Heelan, Alicia A 2024. Breast infections: A review of current literature. American journal of surgery, 228 , 78-82

Carter, Michela M; Whitrock, Jenna N; Pratt, Catherine G; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Meier, Teresa M; Barrord, Michelle F; Hanseman, Dennis J; Reyna, Chantal R; Heelan, Alicia A; Lewis, Jaime D 2024. Nationwide Analysis of Locoregional Management for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in Males: An NCDB Analysis of the Surgical Approach to DCIS in Males. Annals of surgical oncology, 31 3, 1599-1607

Hefelfinger, Leah; Doherty, Alexander; Wahab, Rifat; Rosen, Lauren; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Lewis, Jaime D 2024. Evaluation of the SmartClip™ Nonradioactive Seed, a Novel Wireless Localization Method for the Breast: Initial Clinical Experience and Surgical Outcome. The American surgeon, 90 4, 592-599

Whitrock, Jenna N; Carter, Michela M; Leonard, Laura D; Lewis, Jaime D; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Heelan, Alicia A 2024. Axillary management in breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the modern era: A national cancer database analysis. Surgery, 175 3, 687-694

Abu-Alhaija, Dania; Bakas, Tamilyn; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Miller, Elaine 2023. The Factors That Influence Chemotherapy Exposure Among Nurses: An Integrative Review. Workplace health & safety, 71 5, 212-227

Abu-Alhaija, Dania; Miller, Elaine; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Bakas, Tamilyn 2023. Psychometric Testing of the Oncology Nurses Health Behaviors Determinants Scale: A Cross-Sectional Study. Seminars in oncology nursing, 39 6, 151515

Elson, Nora C; Lewis, Jaime D; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Reyna, Chantal 2023. Lessons from other fields of medicine, Part 1: Breast cancer. Handbook of clinical neurology, 192 , 101-118

Jadi, Jihane; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Barry, Linda; Reyna, Chantal; Tsai, Susan; Downs-Canner, Stephanie M; Myers, Sara 2023. Outcomes of a pilot virtual mentorship program for medical students interested in surgery. American journal of surgery, 225 2, 229-233

Lewis, Jaime D; Groszkiewicz, Abigail; Hefelfinger, Leah; Doherty, Alexander; Foringer, Alyssa; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Heelan, Alicia; Brown, Ann L 2023. Clinically significant bleeding complications of percutaneous breast biopsy: 10-year analysis and a proposed management algorithm. Clinical imaging, 104 , 110017

Shaughnessy, Elizabeth 2023. Association of Women Surgeons 2022 Presidential Address: Our fortieth year (plus one)-a ruby anniversary. American journal of surgery, 225 1, 2-3

Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Vijapura, Charmi; Reyna, Chantal; Lewis, Jaime; Lewis, Kyle; Lee, Su-Ju; Sobel, Lawrence; Wahab, Rifat; Rosen, Lauren; Brown, Ann 2023. Exploiting the advantages of a wireless seed localization system that differentiates between the seeds: Breast cancer resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Cancer reports (Hoboken, N.J.), 6 1, e1690

Zogg, Cheryl K; Kandi, Lyndsay A; Thomas, Hannah S; Siki, Mary A; Choi, Ashley Y; Guetter, Camila R; Smith, Charlotte B; Maduakolam, Erica; Kondle, Shreya; Stein, Sharon L; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Ahuja, Nita 2023. Comparison of Male and Female Surgeons' Experiences With Gender Across 5 Qualitative/Quantitative Domains. JAMA surgery, 158 2, e226431

Abu-Alhaija, Dania; Miller, Elaine; Bakas, Tamilyn; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth 2022. The Development and the Content Validation of the Oncology Nurses Health Behaviors Determinants Scale. Seminars in oncology nursing, 38 6, 151317

Guetter, Camila R; Altieri, Maria S; Henry, Marion C W; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Tasnim, Sadia; Yu, Yangyang R; Tan, Sanda A 2022. In-person vs. virtual conferences: Lessons learned and how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. American journal of surgery, 224 5, 1334-1336

Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Johnson, David C; Lyss, Aaron J; Parikh, Ravi B; Peskin, Steven R; Polite, Blase N; Royalty, Julie A; Sagar, Bhuvana; Smith, Erin; Goh, Lindee 2022. Oncology alternative payment models: lessons from commercial insurance. The American journal of managed care, 28 3, 98-100

Carter, Michela; Reyna, Chantal; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Hanseman, Dennis; Meier, Teresa; Barrord, Michelle; Lewis, Jaime D 2021. Trends and Outcomes Associated With Axillary Management of Males With Clinical N0 Breast Cancer-An NCDB Analysis. The Journal of surgical research, 268 , 97-104

Elson, Nora C; Le, Diana T; Johnson, Mark D; Reyna, Chantal; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Goodman, Michael D; Lewis, Jaime D 2021. Characteristics of General Surgery Social Media Influencers on Twitter. The American surgeon, 87 3, 492-498

Reyna, Chantal; Johnston, Michael E; Morris, Mackenzie C; Lee, Tiffany C; Hanseman, Dennis; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Lewis, Jaime D 2021. National trends for axillary lymph node dissection and survival outcomes for clinical T3/T4 node-negative breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with positive lymph nodes. Breast cancer research and treatment, 189 1, 155-166

Turner, Kevin M; Yeo, Syn Kok; Holm, Tammy M; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth; Guan, Jun-Lin 2021. Heterogeneity within molecular subtypes of breast cancer. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 321 2, C343-C354

Morris, Mackenzie C; Lee, Tiffany C; Johnston, Michael E; Hanseman, Dennis; Lewis, Jaime D; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Reyna, Chantal 2020. National Trend of Axillary Management in Clinical T3/T4 N0 Patients Having Breast Conserving Therapy. The Journal of surgical research, 255 , 361-370

Winer, Leah K; Hinrichs, Benjamin H; Lu, Sisi; Hanseman, Dennis; Huang, Yuan; Reyna, Chantal; Lewis, Jaime; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A 2019. Flat epithelial atypia and the risk of sampling error: Determining the value of excision after image-guided core-needle biopsy. American journal of surgery, 218 4, 730-736

Pugh, Amanda M; Giannini, Courtney M; Pinney, Susan M; Hanseman, Dennis J; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Lewis, Jaime D 2018. Characteristics and diagnosis of pregnancy and lactation associated breast cancer: Analysis of a self-reported regional registry. American journal of surgery, 216 4, 809-812

Freeman, C M; Xia, B T; Wilson, G C; Lewis, J D; Khan, S; Lee, S J; Lower, E E; Edwards, M J; Shaughnessy, E A 2017. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. American journal of surgery, 214 4, 701-706

Shaughnessy, Erin E; Ginsbach, Kimberly; Groeschl, Nicole; Bragg, Dawn; Weisgerber, Michael 2013. Brief educational intervention improves content of intern handovers. Journal of graduate medical education, 5 1, 150-3

Wilson, Gregory C; Quillin, Ralph C; Hanseman, Dennis J; Lewis, Jaime D; Edwards, Michael J; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A 2013. Incidence and predictors of neuropathic pain following breast surgery. Annals of surgical oncology, 20 10, 3330-4

Lewis, Jaime D; Chagpar, Anees B; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Nurko, Jacob; McMasters, Kelly; Edwards, Michael J 2010. Excellent outcomes with adjuvant toremifene or tamoxifen in early stage breast cancer. Cancer, 116 10, 2307-15

Mahoney, Mary C; Robinson-Smith, Toni M; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A 2006. Lobular neoplasia at 11-gauge vacuum-assisted stereotactic biopsy: correlation with surgical excisional biopsy and mammographic follow-up. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 187 4, 949-54

Goodman, Michael D; McIntyre, Benjamin; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Lowy, Andrew M; Ahmad, Syed A 2005. Forequarter amputation for recurrent breast cancer: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of surgical oncology, 92 2, 134-41

Safal, Malek; Lower, Elyse E; Hasselgren, P O; Hungness, Eric S; Gazder, Paula; Aron, Bernard; Shaughnessy, Elizabeth A; Yassin, Rawia 2002. Bilateral synchronous breast cancer and HER-2/neu overexpression. Breast cancer research and treatment, 72 3, 195-201

Hungness, E S; Safa, M; Shaughnessy, E A; Aron, B S; Gazder, P A; Hawkins, H H; Lower, E E; Seeskin, C; Yassin, R S; Hasselgren, P O 2000. Bilateral synchronous breast cancer: mode of detection and comparison of histologic features between the 2 breasts. Surgery, 128 4, 702-7

Evans, H A; Shaughnessy, E A; Nikiforov, Y E 1999. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast with osseous metaplasia: imaging findings with pathologic correlation. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 172 5, 1420-2

Madsen, W E; Walker, M J; Shaughnessy, E A; Brown, J M; Das Gupta, T K 1990. Characterization of malignant mesenchymal cell line (UISO-RS-3) derived from a human rhabdomyosarcoma and inhibition by pharmacologic doses of estrogen. In vitro cellular & developmental biology : journal of the Tissue Culture Association, 26 10, 971-7

Crannis F.W.;Shaughnessy E.A.;Vora N. 12-01-1996. Long term survival of stage iii n2 non-small cell lung cancer treated with mediastinal lymph node di Cancer Journal, 9 6, 516-517

Lee T.C.;Reyna C.;Shaughnessy E.;Lewis J.D. 10-01-2019. Screening of populations at high risk for breast cancer Journal of Surgical Oncology, 120 5, 820-830

Martin G.;Shaughnessy E. 09-01-2017. Breast Cancer Care in the Elderly Patient Current Geriatrics Reports, 6 3, 139-148

Sanfey H.;Crandall M.;Shaughnessy E.;Stein S.L.;Cochran A.;Parangi S.;Laronga C. 08-01-2017. Strategies for Identifying and Closing the Gender Salary Gap in Surgery Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 225 2, 333-338

Lee S.;Mahoney M.;Shaughnessy E. 07-01-2009. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the breast: Imaging features and review of the literature American Journal of Roentgenology, 193 1,

Borcherding D.;Tong W.;Hugo E.;Barnard D.;Fox S.;Lasance K.;Shaughnessy E.;Ben-Jonathan N. 06-16-2016. Expression and therapeutic targeting of dopamine receptor-1 (D1R) in breast cancer Oncogene, 35 24, 3103-3113

Shaughnessy E.A. 03-28-2012. Axillary lymph node dissection Master Techniques in General Surgery: Breast Surgery, , 394-429

Shaughnessy E.A. 03-28-2012. Simple mastectomy Master Techniques in General Surgery: Breast Surgery, , 555-592

Shaughnessy E.;Lu D.;Chatterjee S.;Wong K. 03-14-1996. Parvoviral vectors for the gene therapy of cancer Seminars in Oncology, 23 1, 159-171

Mirza M.;Shaughnessy E.;Hurley J.K.;Vanpatten K.A.;Pestano G.A.;He B.;Weber G.F. 02-15-2008. Osteopontin-c is a selective marker of breast cancer International Journal of Cancer, 122 4, 889-897

Pezzuto J.;Shieh H.;Shaughnessy E.;Beattie C. 01-01-1988. Approaches for drug development in treatment of advanced melanoma Seminars in Oncology, 15 6, 578-588