Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS

Dr. Pimiento earned his MD degree at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He completed a general surgery residency at Saint Mary's Health System/Affiliated Yale University School of Medicine and a Fellowship in Surgical Research in Vascular Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He then completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology and Advanced Fellowship in Surgical Oncology Research at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Pimiento joined Moffitt from Mercy Health Partners/Mercy Health-St. Mary's and served as the Medical Director, Surgical Oncology at the Lacks Cancer Center. Dr. Pimiento's clinical interest is in malignancies of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, colorectal and liver cancers. His practice is focused on minimally invasive approaches including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Dr. Pimiento has helped develop a comprehensive robotic program for the management of upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic tumors, making Moffitt Cancer Center one of the leaders in this field in the country. Dr. Pimiento also is the associate program director for the Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Moffitt.    

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Education & Training

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
  • General Surgery
FELLOWSHIP:
  • Yale University School of Medicine - Surgical Research in Vascular Surgery
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute - Surgical Oncology Research
RESIDENCY:
  • Saint Mary's Health System/Affiliated Yale University School of Medicine - General Surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL:
  • Universidad Nacional de Columbia - MD
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Publications

  • Blackham AU, Doepker MP, Centeno BA, Springett G, Pimiento JM, Malafa M, Hodul PJ. Patterns of recurrence and long-term outcomes in patients who underwent pancreatectomy for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms with high grade dysplasia: implications for surveillance and future management guidelines. HPB (Oxford). 2017 May. Pubmedid: 28495434.
  • Glazer ES, Welsh E, Pimiento JM, Teer JK, Malafa MP. TGFβ1 overexpression is associated with improved survival and low tumor cell proliferation in patients with early-stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Oncotarget. 2017 Jan;8(1):999-1006. Pubmedid: 27895310. Pmcid: PMC5352213.
  • Glazer ES, Rashid OM, Klapman JB, Harris CL, Hodul PJ, Pimiento JM, Malafa MP. Endoscopic ultrasonography complements computed tomography in predicting portal or superior mesenteric vein resection in patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma. Pancreatology. 2017 Jan;17(1):130-134. Pubmedid: 28043760.
  • Enomoto LM, Blackham A, Woo Y, Yamamoto M, Pimiento J, Gusani NJ, Wong J. Ratio of intra-operative fluid to anesthesia time and its impact on short term perioperative outcomes following gastrectomy for cancer: A retrospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2016 Sep;33 Pt A:13-17. Pubmedid: 27394407.
  • Pimiento JM, Neill KG, Henderson-Jackson E, Eschrich SA, Chen DT, Husain K, Shibata D, Coppola D, Malafa MP. Knockdown of CSE1L Gene in Colorectal Cancer Reduces Tumorigenesis in Vitro. Am J Pathol. 2016 Oct;186(10):2761-2768. Pubmedid: 27521996. Pmcid: PMC5222983.
  • Mohammadi H, Abuodeh YA, Jin W, Frakes JM, Friedman M, Biebel B, Choi J, El-Haddad GE, Kis B, Sweeney J, Kim R, Pimiento JM, Malafa MP, Anaya D, Hoffe SE. Using the ALBI Grade as a Prognostic Marker for Radioembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct;96(2S):E194-E195.
  • Hall M, Liu H, Malafa M, Centeno B, Hodul PJ, Pimiento J, Pilon-Thomas S, Sarnaik AA. Expansion of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) from human pancreatic tumors. J Immunother Cancer. 2016 Oct;4:61. Pubmedid: 27777771. Pmcid: PMC5067894.
  • Glazer ES, Neill KG, Frakes JM, Coppola D, Hodul PJ, Hoffe SE, Pimiento JM, Springett GM, Malafa MP. Systematic Review and Case Series Report of Acinar Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas. Cancer Control. 2016 Oct;23(4):446-454. Pubmedid: 27842335.
  • Jin W, Mellon EA, Hoffe SE, Frakes JM, Springett GM, Centeno BA, Kim R, Mahipal A, Pimiento JM, Malafa MP, Latifi K. Does Metabolic Tumor Volume Predict Tumor Regression Grade After Neoadjuvant Therapy for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer?. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct;96(2S):E195. Pubmedid: 27674030.
  • Pearson AL, Jin W, Mellon EA, Frakes JM, Strom T, Springett GM, Kim R, Mahipal A, Hodul PJ, Pimiento JM, Shridhar R, Malafa MP, Hoffe SE. Post-Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) in Patients With Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer (BRPC) May Be a Prognostic Biomarker. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct;96(2S):E153. Pubmedid: 27673917.
  • Glazer ES, Rashid OM, Pimiento JM, Hodul PJ, Malafa MP. Increased neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio after neoadjuvant therapy is associated with worse survival after resection of borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Surgery. 2016 Nov;160(5):1288-1293. Pubmedid: 27450715. Pmcid: PMC5086285.
  • Pimiento JM, Davis-Yadley AH, Kim RD, Chen DT, Eikman EA, Berman CG, Malafa MP. Metabolic Activity by 18F-FDG-PET/CT Is Prognostic for Stage I and II Pancreatic Cancer. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Mar;41(3):177-181. Pubmedid: 26673243. Pmcid: PMC4740191.
  • Robinson LA, Tanvetyanon T, Springett G, Fontaine J, Toloza E, Hodul P, Pimiento JM, Malafa M. Pulmonary metastasectomy for suspected pancreaticobiliary cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul;152(1):75-82. Pubmedid: 27050555.
  • Jiang K, Neill K, Cowden D, Klapman J, Eschrich S, Pimiento J, Malafa MP, Coppola D. Expression of CAS/CSE1L, the Cellular Apoptosis Susceptibility Protein, Correlates With Neoplastic Progression in Barrett's Esophagus. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2016 Dec. Pubmedid: 27941559. Pmcid: PMC5466515.
  • Kothari N, Mellon E, Hoffe SE, Frakes J, Shridhar R, Pimiento J, Meredith K, Tran ND, Saeed N, Almhanna K. Outcomes in patients with brain metastasis from esophageal carcinoma. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Aug;7(4):562-569. Pubmedid: 27563446. Pmcid: PMC4963374.
  • Davis-Yadley AH, Abbott AM, Pimiento JM, Chen DT, Malafa MP. Increased Expression of the Glucose Transporter Type 1 Gene Is Associated With Worse Overall Survival in Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2016 Aug;45(7):974-979. Pubmedid: 26692443. Pmcid: PMC4912950.
  • Rashid OM, Pimiento JM, Gamenthaler AW, Nguyen P, Ha TT, Hutchinson T, Springett G, Hoffe S, Shridhar R, Hodul PJ, Johnson BL, Illig K, Armstrong PA, Centeno BA, Fulp WJ, Chen DT, Malafa MP. Outcomes of a Clinical Pathway for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Apr;23(4):1371-1379. Pubmedid: 26661409.
  • Blackham AU, Yue B, Almhanna K, Saeed N, Fontaine JP, Hoffe S, Shridhar R, Frakes J, Coppola D, Pimiento JM. The prognostic value of residual nodal disease following neoadjuvant chemoradiation for esophageal cancer in patients with complete primary tumor response. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Nov;112(6):597-602. Pubmedid: 26394724.
  • Straughan DM, Azoury SC, Bennett RD, Pimiento JM, Fontaine JP, Toloza EM. Robotic-Assisted Esophageal Surgery. Cancer Control. 2015 Jul;22(3):335-339. Pubmedid: 26351890.
  • Rashid OM, Mullinax JE, Pimiento JM, Meredith KL, Malafa MP. Robotic Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer: The Moffitt Cancer Center Pathway. Cancer Control. 2015 Jul;22(3):340-351. Pubmedid: 26351891.
  • Pimiento JM, Chen DT, Centeno BA, Davis-Yadley AH, Husain K, Fulp WJ, Wang C, Zhang A, Malafa MP. Annexin A8 Is a Prognostic Marker and Potential Therapeutic Target for Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreas. 2015 Jan;44(1):122-127. Pubmedid: 25268673. Pmcid: PMC4262713.
  • Baksh K, Prithviraj G, Kim Y, Hoffe S, Shridhar R, Coppola D, Centeno B, Pimiento J, Meredith K, Almhanna K. Correlation Between Standardized Uptake Value in Preneoadjuvant and Postneoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and Tumor Regression Grade in Patients With Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec. Pubmedid: 26703814.
  • Chen DT, Davis-Yadley AH, Huang PY, Husain K, Centeno BA, Permuth-Wey J, Pimiento JM, Malafa M. Prognostic Fifteen-Gene Signature for Early Stage Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. PLoS One. 2015 Aug;10(8):e0133562. Pubmedid: 26247463. Pmcid: PMC4527782.
  • Pimiento JM, Echeverri S. Pressure ulcers and malnutrition: a devastating and common association. Nutrition. 2014 Mar;30(3):370-371. Pubmedid: 24484686.
  • Toloza E, Sobky C, Pimiento J, Garrett J, Pappas-Politis E, Deneve J, Kim D, Plank D, Smith P, Gonzalez R. Multilevel Costovertebral Reconstruction With the Synthes MatrixRIB Fixation System and Vicryl Mesh After Radical Chest Wall Resection for Sarcoma: A Case Report. Chest. 2014 Mar;145(3 Suppl):34A. Pubmedid: 24638509.
  • McCahill LE, May M, Morrow JB, Khandavalli S, Shabahang B, Kemmeter P, Pimiento JM. Esophagectomy outcomes at a mid-volume cancer center utilizing prospective multidisciplinary care and a 2-surgeon team approach. Am J Surg. 2014 Mar;207(3):380-386. Pubmedid: 24581762.
  • Hodul PJ, Dong Y, Husain K, Pimiento JM, Chen J, Zhang A, Francois R, Pledger WJ, Coppola D, Sebti SM, Chen DT, Malafa MP. Vitamin E δ-tocotrienol induces p27(Kip1)-dependent cell-cycle arrest in pancreatic cancer cells via an E2F-1-dependent mechanism. PLoS One. 2013 Aug;8(2):e52526. Pubmedid: 23393547. Pmcid: PMC3564846.
  • Pimiento JM, Larkin EM, Smalley KS, Wiersma GL, Monks NR, Fedorenko IV, Peterson CA, Nickoloff BJ. Melanoma genotypes and phenotypes get personal. Lab Invest. 2013 Aug;93(8):858-867. Pubmedid: 23817084.
  • Pimiento JM, Weber J, Hoffe SE, Shridhar R, Almhanna K, Vignesh S, Karl RC, Meredith KL. Outcomes associated with surgery for T4 esophageal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Aug;20(8):2706-2712. Pubmedid: 23504118.
  • Parsons CM, Pimiento JM, Cheong D, Marzban SS, Gonzalez RJ, Johnson D, Letson GD, Zager JS. The role of radical amputations for extremity tumors: a single institution experience and review of the literature. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Feb;105(2):149-155. Pubmedid: 21837679. Pmcid: PMC4504014.
  • Eghbalieh SD, Chowdhary P, Muto A, Ziegler KR, Kudo FA, Pimiento JM, Mirmehdi I, Model LS, Kondo Y, Nishibe T, Dardik A. Age-related neointimal hyperplasia is associated with monocyte infiltration after balloon angioplasty. J Gerontol A-Biol. 2012 Feb;67(2):109-117. Pubmedid: 22016364. Pmcid: PMC3261442.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dudrick SJ, Pimiento JM. Parenteral nutrition and nutritional support of surgical patients: reflections, controversies, and challenges. Surg Clin N Am. 2011 Jun;91(3):675-692. Pubmedid: 21621703.
  • Copeland EM, Pimiento JM, Dudrick SJ. Total parenteral nutrition and cancer: from the beginning. Surg Clin N Am. 2011 Aug;91(4):727-36, vii. Pubmedid: 21787964.
  • Malkan AD, Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Palesty JA, Scholand SJ. Unusual manifestations of Clostridium difficile infection. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2010 Jun;11(3):333-337. Pubmedid: 19795991.
  • Muto A, Kondo Y, Pimiento JM, Fitzgerald TN, Dardik A, Nishibe T. Vasodilator response correlates with outcome in chronic critical limb ischemia. J Surg Res. 2010 Jun;161(1):156-161. Pubmedid: 19482314.
  • Westvik TS, Fitzgerald TN, Muto A, Maloney SP, Pimiento JM, Fancher TT, Magri D, Westvik HH, Nishibe T, Velazquez OC, Dardik A. Limb ischemia after iliac ligation in aged mice stimulates angiogenesis without arteriogenesis. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Feb;49(2):464-473. Pubmedid: 19028053. Pmcid: PMC2661623.
  • Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Tang PC, Muto A, Westvik TS, Fitzgerald TN, Fancher TT, Tellides G, Dardik A. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase stimulates aneurysm growth in aged mice. J Vasc Res. 2008 Jun;45(3):251-258. Pubmedid: 18182824.
  • Fitzgerald TN, Shepherd BR, Asada H, Teso D, Muto A, Fancher T, Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Dardik A. Laminar shear stress stimulates vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis via the Akt pathway. J Cell Physiol. 2008 Aug;216(2):389-395. Pubmedid: 18247368.
  • Muto A, Fitzgerald TN, Pimiento JM, Maloney SP, Teso D, Paszkowiak JJ, Westvik TS, Kudo FA, Nishibe T, Dardik A. Smooth muscle cell signal transduction: implications of vascular biology for vascular surgeons. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun;45 Suppl A:A15-A24. Pubmedid: 17544020. Pmcid: PMC1939976.
  • Kudo FA, Muto A, Maloney SP, Pimiento JM, Bergaya S, Fitzgerald TN, Westvik TS, Frattini JC, Breuer CK, Cha CH, Nishibe T, Tellides G, Sessa WC, Dardik A. Venous identity is lost but arterial identity is not gained during vein graft adaptation. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 Jul;27(7):1562-1571. Pubmedid: 17463332.
  • Pimiento JM, Teso D, Malkan A, Dudrick SJ, Palesty JA. Cancer of unknown primary origin: a decade of experience in a community-based hospital. Am J Surg. 2007 Dec;194(6):833-837. Pubmedid: 18005780.
  • Paszkowiak JJ, Maloney SP, Kudo FA, Muto A, Teso D, Rutland RC, Westvik TS, Pimiento JM, Tellides G, Sessa WC, Dardik A. Evidence supporting changes in Nogo-B levels as a marker of neointimal expansion but not adaptive arterial remodeling. Vascul Pharmacol. 2007 Apr;46(4):293-301. Pubmedid: 17207665. Pmcid: PMC1839844.
  • Jiang K, Stephen FO, Jeong D, Pimiento JM. Pancreatic and Gastric Heterotopia with Associated Submucosal Lipoma Presenting as a 7-cm Obstructive Tumor of the Ileum: Resection with Double Balloon Enteroscopy. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 9(2):233-240. Pubmedid: 26269700. Pmcid: PMC4520188.
  • Fitzgerald TN, Muto A, Kudo FA, Pimiento JM, Constable RT, Dardik A. Emerging vascular applications of magnetic resonance imaging: a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Vascular. 14(6):366-371. Pubmedid: 17150158.

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