Ana Gleisner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil (1997)
Residency:
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Complex General Surgical Oncology (2015)
Languages: English, Portuguese
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology
  • Assistant Professor

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Chapman BC, Goodman K, Hosokawa P, Gleisner A, Cowan ML, Birnbaum E, Vogel JD. Improved survival in rectal cancer patients who are treated with long-course versus short-course neoadjuvant radiotherapy: A propensity-matched analysis of the NCDB. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30637750
  • Torphy RJ, Gleisner A. ASO Author Reflections: Can Minimally Invasive Techniques Improve Quality of Life following Pancreatic Resection?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec;26(Suppl 3):845-846. PubMed PMID: 31773518
  • Kwak JJ, Kesner AL, Gleisner A, Jensen A, Friedman C, McCarter MD, Koo PJ, Morgan RL, Kounalakis N. Utility of Quantitative SPECT/CT Lymphoscintigraphy in Guiding Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31773513
  • Chapman BC, Edgcomb M, Gleisner A, Vogel JD. Outcomes in rectal cancer patients undergoing laparoscopic or robotic low anterior resection compared to open: a propensity-matched analysis of the NCDB (2010-2015). Surg Endosc. 2019 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31728754
  • Carmichael H, King BBT, Friedman C, Torphy RJ, Medina T, Gleisner A, McCarter MD, Kwak JJ, Kounalakis N. Frequency and implications of occipital and posterior auricular sentinel lymph nodes in scalp melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec;120(8):1470-1475. PubMed PMID: 31614003
  • Friedman C, Lyon M, Torphy RJ, Thieu D, Hosokawa P, Gonzalez R, Lewis KD, Medina TM, Rioth MJ, Robinson WA, Kounalakis N, McCarter MD, Gleisner AL. A nomogram to predict node positivity in patients with thin melanomas helps inform shared patient decision making. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec;120(7):1276-1283. PubMed PMID: 31602665
  • Halpern AL, Friedman C, Torphy RJ, Al-Musawi MH, Mitchell JD, Scott CD, Meguid RA, McCarter MD, Weyant MJ, Gleisner AL. Conversion to open surgery during minimally invasive esophagectomy portends worse short-term outcomes: an analysis of the National Cancer Database. Surg Endosc. 2019 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31591657
  • Chapman BC, Weyant M, Hilton S, Hosokawa PW, McCarter MD, Gleisner A, Nader ND, Gajdos C. Analysis of the National Cancer Database Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the United States. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Nov;108(5):1535-1542. PubMed PMID: 31302081
  • Torphy RJ, Chapman BC, Friedman C, Nguyen C, Bartsch CG, Meguid C, Ahrendt SA, McCarter MD, Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Gleisner A. Quality of Life Following Major Laparoscopic or Open Pancreatic Resection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Sep;26(9):2985-2993. PubMed PMID: 31228131
  • Lyell NJ, Kitano M, Smith B, Gleisner AL, Backes FJ, Cheng G, McCarter MD, Abdel-Misih S, Jones EL. The effect of preoperative nutritional status on postoperative complications and overall survival in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration: A multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional cohort study. Am J Surg. 2019 Aug;218(2):275-280. PubMed PMID: 30982571
  • Sánchez-Velázquez P, Muller X, Malleo G, Park JS, Hwang HK, Napoli N, Javed AA, Inoue Y, Beghdadi N, Kalisvaart M, Vigia E, Walsh CD, Lovasik B, Busquets J, Scandavini C, Robin F, Yoshitomi H, Mackay TM, Busch OR, Hartog H, Heinrich S, Gleisner A, Perinel J, Passeri M, Lluis N, Raptis DA, Tschuor C, Oberkofler CE, DeOliveira ML, Petrowsky H, Martinie J, Asbun H, Adham M, Schulick R, Lang H, Koerkamp BG, Besselink MG, Han HS, Miyazaki M, Ferrone CR, Fernández-Del Castillo C, Lillemoe KD, Sulpice L, Boudjema K, Del Chiaro M, Fabregat J, Kooby DA, Allen P, Lavu H, Yeo CJ, Barroso E, Roberts K, Muiesan P, Sauvanet A, Saiura A, Wolfgang CL, Cameron JL, Boggi U, Yoon DS, Bassi C, Puhan MA, Clavien PA. Benchmarks in Pancreatic Surgery: A Novel Tool for Unbiased Outcome Comparisons. Ann Surg. 2019 Aug;270(2):211-218. PubMed PMID: 30829701
  • King BBT, Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Stewart C, Friedman C, Kwak JJ, McCarter MD, Kounalakis N. Postbiopsy Pigmentation is Prognostic in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Apr;26(4):1046-1054. PubMed PMID: 30706226
  • Chapman BC, Goodman K, Hosokawa P, Gleisner A, Cowan ML, Birnbaum E, Vogel JD. Improved survival in rectal cancer patients who are treated with long-course versus short-course neoadjuvant radiotherapy: A propensity-matched analysis of the NCDB. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Mar;119(4):518-531. PubMed PMID: 30637750
  • Torphy RJ, Friedman C, Halpern A, Chapman BC, Ahrendt SS, McCarter MM, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gleisner A. Comparing Short-term and Oncologic Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Versus Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy Across Low and High Volume Centers. Ann Surg. 2019 Dec;270(6):1147-1155. PubMed PMID: 29771723
  • Sharma PK, Mehrotra S, Gleisner AL, Schulick RD, McCarter MD. Recurrent Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of Pancreas: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Pancreat Cancer. 2018;4(1):25-29. PubMed PMID: 30631854
  • Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Rigg D, Messersmith W, Paniccia A, Meguid C, Gajdos C, McCarter MD, Schulick RD, Edil BH. Perioperative and Survival Outcomes Following Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX versus Gemcitabine Abraxane in Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. JOP. 2018 Mar;19(2):75-85. PubMed PMID: 29950957
  • Torphy RJ, Friedman C, Halpern A, Chapman BC, Ahrendt SS, McCarter MM, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gleisner A. Comparing Short-term and Oncologic Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Versus Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy Across Low and High Volume Centers. Ann Surg. 2018 May 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29771723
  • Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Rigg D, Meguid C, Goodman K, Brauer B, Gajdos C, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter MD. Perioperative outcomes and survival following neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) versus intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Apr;117(5):1073-1083. PubMed PMID: 29448308
  • Trinh BB, Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Kwak JJ, Morgan R, McCarter MD, Gajdos C, Kounalakis N. SPECT/CT Adds Distinct Lymph Node Basins and Influences Radiologic Findings and Surgical Approach for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun;25(6):1716-1722. PubMed PMID: 29330718
  • Stewart CL, Gleisner A, Halpern A, Ibrahim-Zada I, Luna RA, Pearlman N, Gajdos C, Edil B, McCarter M. Implications of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Perfusion-Related Hyperglycemia. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Mar;25(3):655-659. PubMed PMID: 29204776
  • Chapman BC, Gajdos C, Hosokawa P, Henderson W, Paniccia A, Overbey DM, Gleisner A, Schulick RD, McCarter MD, Edil BH. Comparison of laparoscopic to open pancreaticoduodenectomy in elderly patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surg Endosc. 2018 May;32(5):2239-2248. PubMed PMID: 29067580
  • Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Ibrahim-Zada I, Overbey DM, Paniccia A, Meguid C, Brauer B, Gajdos C, McCarter MD, Schulick RD, Edil BH. Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy: changing the management of ampullary neoplasms. Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb;32(2):915-922. PubMed PMID: 28779245
  • Stewart CL, Wilson L, Hamm A, Bartsch C, Boniface M, Gleisner A, Mitchell JD, Weyant MJ, Meguid R, Gajdos C, Edil BH, McCarter M. Is Chemical Pyloroplasty Necessary for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28058546
  • Stewart CL, Gleisner A, Kwak J, Chapman B, Pearlman N, Gajdos C, McCarter M, Kounalakis N. Implications of Sentinel Lymph Node Drainage to Multiple Basins in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28058553
  • Chapman BC, Gajdos C, Hosokawa P, Henderson W, Paniccia A, Overbey DM, Gleisner A, Schulick RD, McCarter MD, Edil BH. Comparison of laparoscopic to open pancreaticoduodenectomy in elderly patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surg Endosc. 2017 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29067580
  • Heelan Gladden AA, Sams S, Gleisner A, Finlayson C, Kounalakis N, Hosokawa P, Brown R, Chong T, Mathes D, Murphy C. Re-excision rates after breast conserving surgery following the 2014 SSO-ASTRO guidelines. Am J Surg. 2017 Dec;214(6):1104-1109. PubMed PMID: 28974314
  • Smith B, Jones EL, Kitano M, Gleisner AL, Lyell NJ, Cheng G, McCarter MD, Abdel-Misih S, Backes FJ. Influence of tumor size on outcomes following pelvic exenteration. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Nov;147(2):345-350. PubMed PMID: 28822555
  • Stewart CL, Gleisner A, Kwak J, Chapman B, Pearlman N, Gajdos C, McCarter M, Kounalakis N. Implications of Sentinel Lymph Node Drainage to Multiple Basins in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 May;24(5):1386-1391. PubMed PMID: 28058553
  • Stewart CL, Wilson L, Hamm A, Bartsch C, Boniface M, Gleisner A, Mitchell JD, Weyant MJ, Meguid R, Gajdos C, Edil BH, McCarter M. Is Chemical Pyloroplasty Necessary for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 May;24(5):1414-1418. PubMed PMID: 28058546
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, McCarter MD, Gleisner A, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of Facility Type and Surgical Volume on 10-Year Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Mar;224(3):362-372. PubMed PMID: 27923615
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, McCarter MD, Gleisner A, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of Facility Type and Surgical Volume on 10-Year Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27923615
  • Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Kwak JJ, Hosokawa P, Paniccia A, Merkow JS, Koo PJ, Gajdos C, Pearlman NW, McCarter MD, Kounalakis N. SPECT/CT Improves Detection of Metastatic Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Patients with Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Aug;23(8):2652-7. PubMed PMID: 26983744
  • Tohme S, Goswami J, Han K, Chidi AP, Geller DA, Reddy S, Gleisner A, Tsung A. Minimally Invasive Resection of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases Leads to an Earlier Initiation of Chemotherapy Compared to Open Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Dec;19(12):2199-206. PubMed PMID: 26438480
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Practice Locations

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Cancer Care - Surgical Oncology
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 101
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1092

UCHealth Surgical Care – Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Certificate (2015)
  • Surgical Oncology, Certificate (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Biliary Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Breast Cancer
  • Cancers - Cancer Surgery
  • Cancers - Colorectal Cancer
  • Cancers - Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Cancers - Sarcoma
  • Cancers - Skin Cancer
  • Surgery - Major Liver Surgery (Hepatobiliary)
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Biliary Surgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil (1997)
Residency Programs:
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Complex General Surgical Oncology (2015)
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Languages: English, Portuguese
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology
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