Sonia Sugg, MD


Endocrine and Breast Oncology Surgeon
Holden Professorship in Breast Cancer Surgery
Medical Director, Breast Health Clinic
Program Director, Breast Interdisciplinary Fellowship
Clinical Professor of Surgery  - Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 4646 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7675



BA, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MD, University of California, Los Angeles

Residency, General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch
Residency, General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center
Fellowship, Endocrine Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified, Recertifcation, American Board of Surgery
Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

Selected Publications

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Spanheimer P, Park J, Askeland R, Kulak M, Woodfield G, De Andrade J, Cyr A, Sugg S, Thomas A, Weigel R.  Inhibition of RET Increases the Efficacy of Antiestrogen and Is a Novel Treatment Strategy for Luminal Breast Cancer.  Clinical Cancer Research.  2014 April 15. 20(8):2115-25.

Lizarraga I, Scott-Conner C, Muzahir S, Weigel R, Graham M, Sugg S.  Management of contralateral axillary sentinel lymph nodes detected on lymphoscintigraphy for breast cancer.  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  2013. 20(10):3317-3322.

O'Malley Y, Lal G, Howe J, Weigel R, Komorowski R, Shilyansky J, Sugg S.  Invasion in follicular Thyroid Cancer (FTC) Cell Lines is Mediated by EphA2 and pAKT.  Surgery.  2012. 152(6):1218-1224.

Adamovic T, McAllister D, Wang T, Adamovic D, Rowe J, Moreno C, Lazar J, Jacob H, Sugg S.  Identification of novel carcinogen-mediated mammary tumor susceptibility loci in the rat using the chromosome substitution technique.  Genes, Chromoscomes, & Cancer.  2010. 49(11):1035-1145.

Adamovic T, McAllister D, Guryev V, Wang X, Wendt Andrae J, Cuppen E, Jacob H, Sugg S.  Identification of microalterations affecting inherently unstable genomic regions in chemically induced rat mammary carcinomas as revealed by long oligonucleotide array-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization.  Cancer Research.  2009. 69(12):5159-5167.

Adamovic T, McAllister D, Rowe J, Wang T, Jacob H, Sugg S.  Genetic mapping of mammary tumor traits to rat chromosome 10 using a novel panel of consomic rats..  Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics.  2008. 186(1):41-48.

Yen T, Wilson S, Krzywda E, Sugg S.  The role of parathyroid hormone (PTH) measurements after surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism.  Surgery.  2006. 140(4):665-672.

Sugg S, Krzywda E, Demeure M, Wilson S.  Detection of multiple gland primary hyperparathyroidism in the era of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.  Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, .  2004. 

Chen X, Doffek K, Sugg S, Shilyansky J.  Phosphatidylserine Regulates the Maturation of Human Dendritic Cells. .  Journal of Immunology.  2004. 173(5):2985-2994.

Sugg S, Ferguson D, Posner M, Heimann R.  Should internal mammary nodes be sampled in the sentinel lymph node era?.  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  2000. 7(3):188-192.

Date Last Modified: 06/06/2016 - 13:17:48