Sarah E.A. Tevis, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2010)
Residency:
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program, Surgery (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Program, Breast Surgical Oncology (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Academic Surgical Congress Best Overall Abstract, Association for Academic Surgery (2020)
  • UC Health Excellent Patient Safety Role Model, UC Health (2020)
    Excellent example of professionalism in patient safety. Nominated by residents.
  • University of Wisconsin Best Research Award, University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery (2013)
  • The Wisconsin Commission on Cancer Award, Commission on Cancer (2012)

Research Interests

My research interests include evaluating outcome measures that are important to patients, such as psychosocial and physical well-being, throughout the course of treatment and recovery in an effort to provide high quality, patient-centered care. I also have an interest in quality improvement and study ways to improve the efficiency of care, patient safety, and patient outcomes after surgery for breast disease. My goal is to advance breast cancer care through clinical research and continuous process improvement.

Publications

  • Kovar A, Carmichael H, Harms B, Nehler M, Tevis S. Over Worked and Under Paid: How Resident Finances Impact Perceived Stress, Career Choices, and Family Life. J Surg Res. 2021 Feb;258:82-87. PubMed PMID: 33002665
  • Huynh V, Tevis S. Surgical management of invasive lobular carcinoma: Is less more?. Am J Surg. 2021 Jan;221(1):30-31. PubMed PMID: 32878693
  • Gleisner AL, Moss A, Friedman C, Suresh K, Grunwald G, Torphy RJ, Leonard LD, Colborn K, Ahrendt G, Tevis S, Christian N, Abud VL, de Araujo TB, Beaty LE, Thieu D, Glorioso TJ, Kim S, Daugherty S. De-Implementation of Axillary Dissection in Women with Breast Cancer is Largely Driven By Site-Level Contextual Effects. Ann Surg. 2020 Dec 18;Publish Ahead of Print. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33351462
  • Tevis SE, Patel H, Singh S, Ehrenfeucht C, Little C, Kutner J, Persoff J. Impact of a Physician Clinical Support Supervisor in Supporting Patients and Families, Staff, and the Health-Care System During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Sep 10;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32907663
  • Singh P, Tevis SE, Hall CS, Meas S, Hwang RF, Lucci A. Correlation of circulating or disseminated tumor cells with the Oncotype DX Recurrence Score. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Dec;184(3):683-687. PubMed PMID: 32888140
  • Ludwigson A, Huynh V, Bronsert M, Sloan K, Murphy C, Christian N, Jaiswal K, Ahrendt G, Tevis SE. A screening tool identifies high distress in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Surgery. 2020 Nov;168(5):935-941. PubMed PMID: 32591140
  • Tevis SE, Hunt KK, Miranda RN, Lange C, Pinnix CC, Iyer S, Butler CE, Clemens MW. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: A Prospective Series of 52 Patients. Ann Surg. 2020 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32568749
  • Huynh V, Rojas K, Ahrendt G, Murphy C, Jaiswal K, Cumbler E, Christian N, Tevis S. Reassessing Opioid Use in Breast Surgery. J Surg Res. 2020 Oct;254:232-241. PubMed PMID: 32474196
  • Kennedy GD, Tevis S. Strategies to prevent burnout: Are grit and optimism the answer?. Am J Surg. 2020 Jul;220(1):8-9. PubMed PMID: 32389330
  • Kovar A, Bronsert M, Jaiswal K, Murphy C, Wolverton D, Ahrendt G, Tevis S. The Waiting Game: How Long Are Breast Cancer Patients Waiting for Definitive Diagnosis?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct;27(10):3641-3649. PubMed PMID: 32314153
  • Park KU, Weiss A, Rosso K, Yi M, Hunt K, Kuerer H, Hanson SE, Candelaria R, Tevis S, Thompson A. Use of Mammographic Measurements to Predict Complications After Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Feb;27(2):367-372. PubMed PMID: 31399819
  • Tevis SE, Schmocker RK, Wetterneck TB. Adverse Event Reporting: Harnessing Residents to Improve Patient Safety. J Patient Saf. 2020 Dec;16(4):294-298. PubMed PMID: 29028690
  • Park KU, Weiss A, Rosso K, Yi M, Hunt K, Kuerer H, Hanson SE, Candelaria R, Tevis S, Thompson A. Use of Mammographic Measurements to Predict Complications After Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31399819
  • Tevis SE, Steiman JG, Neuman HB, Greenberg CC, Wilke LG. Postoperative complications in combined gynecologic, plastic, and breast surgery: An analysis from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Breast J. 2019 Nov;25(6):1111-1116. PubMed PMID: 31280491
  • Tevis SE, Hunt KK, Miranda RN, Lange C, Butler CE, Clemens MW. Differences in Human Leukocyte Antigen Expression Between Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Patients and the General Population. Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Sep 13;39(10):1065-1070. PubMed PMID: 30715139
  • Tevis SE, Bassett R, Bedrosian I, Barcenas CH, Black DM, Caudle AS, DeSnyder SM, Fitzsullivan E, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM, Lucci A, Meric-Bernstam F, Mittendorf EA, Park K, Teshome M, Thompson AM, Hwang RF. OncotypeDX Recurrence Score Does Not Predict Nodal Burden in Clinically Node Negative Breast Cancer Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Mar;26(3):815-820. PubMed PMID: 30556120
  • Tevis SE, Bassett R, Bedrosian I, Barcenas CH, Black DM, Caudle AS, DeSnyder SM, Fitzsullivan E, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM, Lucci A, Meric-Bernstam F, Mittendorf EA, Park K, Teshome M, Thompson AM, Hwang RF. OncotypeDX Recurrence Score Does Not Predict Nodal Burden in Clinically Node Negative Breast Cancer Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30556120
  • Tevis SE, James TA, Kuerer HM, Pusic AL, Yao KA, Merlino J, Dietz J. Patient-Reported Outcomes for Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct;25(10):2839-2845. PubMed PMID: 29971671
  • Tevis SE, Neuman HB, Mittendorf EA, Kuerer HM, Bedrosian I, DeSnyder SM, Thompson AM, Black DM, Scoggins ME, Sahin AA, Hunt KK, Caudle AS. Multidisciplinary Intraoperative Assessment of Breast Specimens Reduces Number of Positive Margins. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct;25(10):2932-2938. PubMed PMID: 29947001
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Practice Locations

Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1030

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Breast Surgical Oncology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Breast Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Breast Surgery
Clinical Interests
My clinical practice is dedicated to the multidisciplinary care of breast disease including benign diseases, DCIS, and invasive cancer. I also perform axillary surgery including sentinel lymph node dissection, axillary dissection, and targeted axillary dissection. I utilize oncoplastic techniques including breast conserving surgery and nipple sparing mastectomy.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide individualized, patient-centered care to patients with breast disorders as part of a multidisciplinary team. My goal is to support patients and their families throughout all stages of their treatment.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program, Surgery (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Program, Breast Surgical Oncology (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology
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