John V. Kiluk, MD, FACS

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          •  Surgery

          •  H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute - Breast Surgical Oncology

          •  Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA - General Surgery

          •  Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA - MD

  • Reyna C, Kiluk JV, Frelick A, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Lee MC. Impact of axillary ultrasound (AUS) on axillary dissection in breast conserving surgery (BCS). J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jun;111(7):813-818. Pubmedid: 25753101.

  • Acs G, Khakpour N, Kiluk J, Lee MC, Laronga C. The presence of extensive retraction clefts in invasive breast carcinomas correlates with lymphatic invasion and nodal metastasis and predicts poor outcome: a prospective validation study of 2742 consecutive cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Mar;39(3):325-337. Pubmedid: 25353283.

  • Roetzheim RG, Lee JH, Fulp W, Matos Gomez E, Clayton E, Tollin S, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Lee MC, Kiluk JV. Acceptance and adherence to chemoprevention among women at increased risk of breast cancer. Breast. 2015 Feb;24(1):51-56. Pubmedid: 25491191.

  • Agostinho JL, Zhao X, Sun W, Laronga C, Kiluk JV, Chen DT, Lee MC. Prediction of positive margins following breast conserving surgery. Breast. 2015 Feb;24(1):46-50. Pubmedid: 25466503.

  • Lee MC, Gonzalez SJ, Lin H, Zhao X, Kiluk JV, Laronga C, Mooney B. Prospective Trial of Breast MRI Versus 2D and 3D Ultrasound for Evaluation of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jan. Pubmedid: 25589151.

  • Reyna C, Lee MC, Frelick A, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Kiluk JV. Axillary burden of disease following false-negative preoperative axillary evaluation. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct;208(4):577-581. Pubmedid: 25118162.

  • Prowler VL, Joh JE, Acs G, Kiluk JV, Laronga C, Khakpour N, Lee MC. Surgical excision of pure flat epithelial atypia identified on core needle breast biopsy. Breast. 2014 Aug;23(4):352-356. Pubmedid: 24518220.

  • Kiluk JV, Prowler V, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Cox CE. Contralateral axillary nodal involvement from invasive breast cancer. Breast. 2014 Jun;23(3):291-294. Pubmedid: 24709584.

  • Goble RN, Drukteinis JS, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Kiluk JV, Laronga C. Early experience with ultrasound features after intrabeam intraoperative radiation for early stage breast cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;109(8):751-755. Pubmedid: 24862923.

  • Drukteinis JS, Kiluk JV. Controversy surrounding mammography screening? Not in our opinion. Cancer Control. 2014 Apr;21(2):176-177. Pubmedid: 24667405.

  • Acs G, Kiluk J, Loftus L, Laronga C. Comparison of Oncotype DX and Mammostrat risk estimations and correlations with histologic tumor features in low-grade, estrogen receptor-positive invasive breast carcinomas. Mod Pathol. 2013 Nov;26(11):1451-1460. Pubmedid: 23743933.

  • Williams M, Eatrides J, Kim J, Talwar H, Esposito N, Szabunio M, Ismail-Khan R, Kiluk J, Lee M, Laronga C, Khakpour N. Comparison of breast magnetic resonance imaging clinical tumor size with pathologic tumor size in patients status post-neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Am J Surg. 2013 Oct;206(4):567-573. Pubmedid: 23809673.

  • Joh JE, Han G, Kiluk JV, Laronga C, Khakpour N, Lee MC. Indications for axillary ultrasound use in breast cancer patients. Clin Breast Cancer. 2012 Dec;12(6):433-437. Pubmedid: 23062709.

  • Joh JE, Esposito NN, Kiluk JV, Laronga C, Khakpour N, Soliman H, Catherine Lee M. Pathologic Tumor Response of Invasive Lobular Carcinoma to Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy. Breast J. 2012 Nov;18(6):569-574. Pubmedid: 23034096.

  • Walsh N, Kiluk JV, Sun W, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Lee MC. Ipsilateral nodal recurrence after axillary dissection for breast cancer. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep;177(1):81-86. Pubmedid: 22498028.

  • Kiluk JV, Dessureault S, Quinn G. Teaching medical students how to break bad news with standardized patients. J Cancer Educ. 2012 Jun;27(2):277-280. Pubmedid: 22314793.

  • Joh JE, Esposito NN, Kiluk JV, Laronga C, Lee MC, Loftus L, Soliman H, Boughey JC, Reynolds C, Lawton TJ, Acs PI, Gordan L, Acs G. The effect of Oncotype DX recurrence score on treatment recommendations for patients with estrogen receptor-positive early stage breast cancer and correlation with estimation of recurrence risk by breast cancer specialists. Oncologist. 2012 Jun;16(11):1520-1526. Pubmedid: 22016474. Pmcid: PMC3233285.

  • Lee MC, Plews R, Rawal B, Kiluk JV, Loftus L, Laronga C. Factors affecting lymph node yield in patients undergoing axillary node dissection for primary breast cancer: a single-institution review. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Jun;19(6):1818-1824. Pubmedid: 22203185.

  • Acs G, Esposito NN, Kiluk J, Loftus L, Laronga C. A mitotically active, cellular tumor stroma and/or inflammatory cells associated with tumor cells may contribute to intermediate or high Oncotype DX Recurrence Scores in low-grade invasive breast carcinomas. Mod Pathol. 2012 Apr;25(4):556-566. Pubmedid: 22173289.

  • Turaga KK, Chau A, Eatrides JM, Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Lee MC. Selective application of routine preoperative axillary ultrasonography reduces costs for invasive breast cancers. Oncologist. 2012 Jan;16(7):942-948. Pubmedid: 21572122. Pmcid: PMC3228129.

  • Kiluk JV, Ly QP, Meade T, Ramos D, Reintgen DS, Dessureault S, Davis M, Shamehdi C, Cox CE. Axillary recurrence rate following negative sentinel node biopsy for invasive breast cancer: long-term follow-up. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Dec;18 Suppl 3:339-342. Pubmedid: 19777181.

  • Pimiento JM, Gadgil PV, Santillan AA, Lee MC, Esposito NN, Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Hartley TL, Yeh IT, Laronga C. Phyllodes tumors: race-related differences. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Oct;213(4):537-542. Pubmedid: 21856184.

  • Pimiento JM, Lee MC, Esposito NN, Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Carter WB, Han G, Laronga C. Role of axillary staging in women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ with microinvasion. J Oncol Pract. 2011 Sep;7(5):309-313. Pubmedid: 22211128. Pmcid: PMC3170064.

  • Kiluk JV, Lee MC, Park CK, Meade T, Minton S, Harris E, Kim J, Laronga C. Male Breast Cancer: Management and Follow-up Recommendations. Breast J. 2011 Sep;17(5):503-509. Pubmedid: 21883641.

  • Patel MJ, Carter WB, Kiluk JV. Use of Argon Beam for Operative Hemostasis of a Bleeding, Locally Advanced Breast Tumor before Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy. Breast J. 2011 Mar;17(2):215. Pubmedid: 21294811.

  • Kaur P, Kiluk JV, Meade T, Ramos D, Koeppel W, Jara J, King J, Cox CE. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with previous ipsilateral complete axillary lymph node dissection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Mar;18(3):727-732. Pubmedid: 20593244.

  • Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Lee MC, Lowe J, Harris E, Szabunio M, Laronga C. Management of abnormal Rotter's lymph nodes identified on preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging. Am Surg. 2011 Jan;77(1):E10-E12. Pubmedid: 21396292.

  • Lee MC, Eatrides J, Chau A, Han G, Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Cox CE, Carter WB, Laronga C. Consequences of axillary ultrasound in patients with T2 or greater invasive breast cancers. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Jan;18(1):72-77. Pubmedid: 20585876.

  • Shackelford RE, Allam-Nandyala P, Bui MM, Kiluk JV, Esposito NN. Primary colorectal adenocarcinoma metastatic to the breast: case report and review of nineteen cases. Case Rep Med. 2011;2011:738413. Pubmedid: 21738536. Pmcid: PMC3123911.

  • Kiluk JV, Kaur P, Meade T, Ramos D, Morelli D, King J, Cox CE. Effects of prior augmentation and reduction mammoplasty to sentinel node lymphatic mapping in breast cancer. Breast J. 2010 Nov;16(6):598-602. Pubmedid: 21070436.

  • Kiluk JV, Ly QP, Santillan AA, Meade T, Ramos D, Reintgen DS, Dessureault S, Davis M, Shamehdi C, Cox CE. Erratum to: Axillary Recurrence Rate Following Negative Sentinel Node Biopsy for Invasive Breast Cancer: Long-Term Follow-Up. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Feb;17(2):552-557. Pubmedid: 19957043.

  • Kiluk J, Santillan A, Kaur P, Laronga C, Meade T, Ramos D, Cox C. Feasibility of sentinel lymph node biopsy through an inframammary incision for a nipple-sparing mastectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Dec;15(12):3402-3406. Pubmedid: 18820974.

  • Kiluk JV, Cox C. The "hurricane" incision: an alternative incision for difficult mastectomy. Breast J. 2008 Jul-Aug;14(4):404-405. Pubmedid: 18540950.

  • Cox CE, Furman BT, Kiluk JV, Jara J, Koeppel W, Meade T, White L, Dupont E, Allred N, Meyers M. Use of reoperative sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Jul;207(1):57-61. Pubmedid: 18589362.

  • Khera S, Kiluk J, Hasson D, Meade T, Meyers M, Dupont E, Berman C, Cox C. Pregnancy-associated breast cancer patients can safely undergo lymphatic mapping. Breast J. 2008 May;14(3):250-254. Pubmedid: 18476883.

  • Santillan A, Kiluk J, Cox J, Meade T, Allred N, Ramos D, King J, Cox C. Outcomes of Locoregional Recurrence after Surgical Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction for Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Feb; (1). Pubmedid: 18239972.

  • Cox CE, Kiluk JV, Riker AI, Cox JM, Allred N, Ramos DC, Dupont EL, Vrcel V, Diaz N, Boulware D. Significance of sentinel lymph node micrometastases in human breast cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Feb;206(2):261-268. Pubmedid: 18222378.

  • Kiluk J, Acs G, Hoover S. High-risk benign breast lesions: current strategies in management. Cancer Control. 2007 Oct;14(4):321-329. Pubmedid: 17914332.

  • Kiluk J, Carter W. Makers of angiogenesis in breast cancer. Mlo Med Lab Obs. 2006 Aug;38(8):10-19. Pubmedid: 16983871.

  • Kiluk J, Yeh K. Primary angiosarcoma of the breast. Breast J. 2005 Nov;11(6):517-518. Pubmedid: 16297124.

  • Kiluk J, Laronga C. Commentary on "The Clinical Value of Parasternal Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer".. In: Breast Diseases: a Year Book Quarterly. 2007 ed. St Louis, MO: Mosby Yearbook; 2007;382-383.

  • Laronga C, Kiluk J. Commentary on "Improving surgical outcomes: standardizing the reporting of incidence and severity of acute lymphedema after sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary node dissection". In: Breast Diseases: a Year Book Quarterly. 2007 ed. St Louis, MO: Mosby Yearbook; 2007;170-171.

Dr. John Kiluk is a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer in The Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.  He was voted by his patients and peers as Moffitt's Physician of the Year in 2011.

From an early age, Dr. Kiluk accompanied his physician father on hospital rounds and learned the rewards of helping patients during a difficult time in their lives.  Now, as a Moffitt breast surgeon, he values the opportunity to guide and support patients through every step of the process, from initial diagnosis through recovery.

Dr. Kiluk points out that Moffitt’s breast program is unique in that all of the specialists on the team are exclusively focused on treating patients with breast cancer.  This approach to patient care creates a high volume practice that offers a rewarding, collaborative environment for clinicians and an exceptional experience for patients.

One of Dr. Kiluk’s areas of expertise is men with breast cancer.  Although less than one percent of all breast cancers affect men, as a specialist, Dr. Kiluk treats a significant number of patients with this type of cancer.  He understands the special concerns men have in confronting this health challenge.

Dr. Kiluk is on the board of directors and is the education chair of the Suncoast Affiliate for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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