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Professional information

Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Niraj Gusani teaches medical students, surgical residents and fellows at Penn State College of Medicine.

In collaboration with Dr. Jane Schubart, Dr. Gusani has worked to develop a cancer survivorship curriculum for primary care physicians. The series of web-based teaching modules is being used in Penn State’s Family and Community Medicine Residency and Internal Medicine Residency.

Clinical interests

Dr. Niraj Gusani is director of the multidisciplinary program for liver, pancreas and foregut tumors as well as the co-medical director for outpatient services within Penn State Cancer Institute and the Section of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Gusani's clinical practice involves oncologic surgery for gastrointestinal tract and hepato-pancreato-biliary, adrenal, skin and soft-tissue malignancies, with a primary focus on diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts.

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Perelman School of Medicine

… → May 1998

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Research Output

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Epidemiology of liver metastases

    Horn, S. R., Stoltzfus, K. C., Lehrer, E. J., Dawson, L. A., Tchelebi, L., Gusani, N. J., Sharma, N. K., Chen, H., Trifiletti, D. M. & Zaorsky, N. G., Aug 2020, In : Cancer Epidemiology. 67, 101760.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Exceptional responders in oncology: A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient level data

    Cummings, M., Lehrer, E. J., Drabick, J., Gusani, N. J., Trifiletti, D. M. & Zaorsky, N., Aug 1 2019, In : American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials. 42, 8, p. 624-635 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Exercise is medicine in oncology: Engaging clinicians to help patients move through cancer

    Schmitz, K. H., Campbell, A. M., Stuiver, M. M., Pinto, B. M., Schwartz, A. L., Morris, G. S., Ligibel, J. A., Cheville, A., Galvão, D. A., Alfano, C. M., Patel, A. V., Hue, T., Gerber, L. H., Sallis, R., Gusani, N. J., Stout, N. L., Chan, L., Flowers, F., Doyle, C., Helmrich, S. & 5 others, Bain, W., Sokolof, J., Winters-Stone, K. M., Campbell, K. L. & Matthews, C. E., Nov 1 2019, In : CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 69, 6, p. 468-484 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 18 Scopus citations