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Rachel Voss, MD, MPH

Specialty: Surgery
Program: Sarcoma


Cancer Focus: Adrenal Carcinoma, Adrenal Nodule/Mass, GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor), Sarcoma, Small Intestine Cancer, Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

  Dr. Voss received an MD from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. She completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, and most recently completed a Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Dr. Voss’s clinical interests include extremity sarcomas, complex retroperitoneal and abdominal sarcomas, GISTs, and adrenal tumors (both benign and malignant). She offers posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (PRA) procedures for patients with adrenal tumors, which is a minimally-invasive approach to adrenalectomy performed through the back muscles. This procedure is ideal for patients with prior abdominal surgery or for those who need procedures on both the left and right adrenal glands at the same time. She is the only surgeon at Moffitt and one of the few in the Tampa area that offers this approach. Her research interests include health services research, focusing on the analysis of both institutional and national databases such as the National Cancer Database (NCDB) and patient-reported outcomes. Additionally, she has a specific research focus on the adequate delivery of surgical care nationally in the areas of extremity sarcomas and GISTs to identify gaps in care delivery in the U.S.    

Education & Training


  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Complex General Surgical Oncology


  • University of California - General Surgery

Medical School:

  • Ohio State University - MD
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  • Voss RK, Massarweh NN, Chiang YJ, Somaiah N, Feig BW, Roland CL. National Utilization of Imatinib in the Management of Resected Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec.28(13):9159-9168. Pubmedid: 34046772.
  • Voss RK, Massarweh NN, Roland CL. ASO Author Reflections: Imatinib Use Remains Inadequate for High-Risk GIST Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec.28(13):9169-9170. Pubmedid: 34018084.
  • Voss RK, Massarweh NN, Chiang YJ, Somaiah N, Feig BW, Roland CL. ASO Visual Abstract: National Utilization of Imatinib in the Management of Resected Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec.28(Suppl 3):457. Pubmedid: 34050428.
  • Voss RK, Lin JC, Roper MT, Al-Temimi MH, Ruan JH, Tseng WH, Tam M, Sherman MJ, Klaristenfeld DD, Tomassi MJ. Adjuvant Chemotherapy Does Not Improve Recurrence-Free Survival in Patients With Stage 2 or Stage 3 Rectal Cancer After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and Total Mesorectal Excision. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Apr.63(4):427-440. Pubmedid: 31996583.
  • Marcus RK, Lillemoe HA, Rice DC, Mena G, Bednarski BK, Speer BB, Ramirez PT, Lasala JD, Navai N, Williams WH, Kim BJ, Voss RK, Gottumukkala VN, Aloia TA. Determining the Safety and Efficacy of Enhanced Recovery Protocols in Major Oncologic Surgery: An Institutional NSQIP Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Mar.26(3):782-790. Pubmedid: 30627879. Pmcid: PMC6878764.
  • Voss RK, Ward EP, Ojeda-Fournier H, Blair SL. Doppler Ultrasound-Visible SignalMark Microspheres are Better Identified than HydroMARK® Clips in a Simulated Intraoperative Setting in Breast and Lung Tissue. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Nov.25(12):3740-3746. Pubmedid: 30178390. Pmcid: PMC6277056.
  • Stucky CH, Cromwell KD, Voss RK, Chiang YJ, Woodman K, Lee JE, Cormier JN. Surgeon symptoms, strain, and selections: Systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical ergonomics. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2018 Mar.27:1-8. Pubmedid: 29511535. Pmcid: PMC5832650.
  • Keung EZ, Chiang YJ, Voss RK, Cormier JN, Torres KE, Hunt KK, Feig BW, Roland CL. Defining the incidence and clinical significance of lymph node metastasis in soft tissue sarcoma. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2018 Jan.44(1):170-177. Pubmedid: 29208319. Pmcid: PMC5747371.
  • Voss RK, Grubbs EG. Response to Letter: "Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma in MEN2A: ATA Moderate- or High-Risk RET Mutations Do Not Predict Disease Aggressiveness". J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Sep.102(9):3559. Pubmedid: 28911160.
  • Voss RK, Chiang YJ, Torres KE, Guadagnolo BA, Mann GN, Feig BW, Cormier JN, Roland CL. Adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines is Associated with Improved Survival for Patients with Stage 2A and Stages 2B and 3 Extremity and Superficial Trunk Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Oct.24(11):3271-3278. Pubmedid: 28741122. Pmcid: PMC5693748.
  • Voss RK, Chiang YJ, Cromwell KD, Urbauer DL, Lee JE, Cormier JN, Stucky CH. Do No Harm, Except to Ourselves? A Survey of Symptoms and Injuries in Oncologic Surgeons and Pilot Study of an Intraoperative Ergonomic Intervention. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Jan.224(1):16-25.e1. Pubmedid: 27693681.
  • Voss RK, Feng L, Lee JE, Perrier ND, Graham PH, Hyde SM, Nieves-Munoz F, Cabanillas ME, Waguespack SG, Cote GJ, Gagel RF, Grubbs EG. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma in MEN2A: ATA Moderate- or High-Risk RET Mutations Do Not Predict Disease Aggressiveness. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Aug.102(8):2807-2813. Pubmedid: 28609830. Pmcid: PMC5546858.
  • Voss RK, Woods TN, Cromwell KD, Nelson KC, Cormier JN. Improving outcomes in patients with melanoma: strategies to ensure an early diagnosis. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2015 Nov.6:229-242. Pubmedid: 26609248. Pmcid: PMC4644158.
  • Voss RK, Cromwell KD, Chiang YJ, Armer JM, Ross MI, Lee JE, Gershenwald JE, Stewart BR, Shaitelman SF, Cormier JN. The long-term risk of upper-extremity lymphedema is two-fold higher in breast cancer patients than in melanoma patients. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec.112(8):834-840. Pubmedid: 26477877. Pmcid: PMC4715673.

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