University of Vermont

Clinical Simulation Laboratory

Bio for Ted A. James, MD, MS, FACS
Ted A. James, MD, MS, FACS

Ted A. James, MD, MS, FACS

Division of Surgical Oncology

Director of Clinical Simulation

Contact Information
Office Location:
University of Vermont, Dept. of Surgery, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405


MS, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2013)
MD, Drexel University/Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1996)
MS, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1992)

Academic Appointments

Director of Clinical Simulation, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT  2012-present
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT   2011-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT   2005- 2010

Awards and Honors

Research Fellowship Sponsor (Medical Student: S. Persing)   2010
University of Vermont, College of Medicine

Jerome S. Abrams Teaching Award       2009
Department of Surgery, University of Vermont

Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award   2008
Commission on Cancer

Leadership Scholarship Award  2008
American College of Surgeons 

Thoracic Surgery Oncology Fellowship Award  2005
Roswell Park Cancer Institute


James TA, Wade JE, Sprague BL. The impact of mammographic screening on the surgical management of breast cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/jso.24184. [Epub ahead of print]

Pellet AC, Erten MZ, James TA. Value analysis of postoperative staging imaging for asymptomatic, early-stage breast cancer: implications of clinical variation on utility and cost. Am J Surg. 2015 Nov 3. pii: S0002-9610(15)00544-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.08.022. [Epub ahead of print]

Page J, Tremblay M, Nicholas C, James TA. Reducing Oncology Unit Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: Initial Results of a Simulation-Based Educational Intervention. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Jan;12(1):e83-7.

Persing S, Jerome MA, James TA, Callas P, Mace J, Sowden M, Goodwin A, Weaver DL, Sprague BL. Surgical margin reporting in breast conserving surgery: Does compliance with guidelines affect re-excision and mastectomy rates? Breast. 2015 Oct;24(5):618-22.

James TA, Goedde M, Bertsch T, Beatty D. Advancing the Future of Patient Safety in Oncology: Implications of Patient Safety Education on Cancer Care Delivery. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Szalayova G, James TA, Rincon M. A framework for the role of acute inflammation in tumor progression. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jun;151(2):235-8.

Berkman AM, Trentham-Dietz A, Dittus K, Hart V, Vatovec CM, King JG, James TA, Lakoski SG, Sprague BL. Health behavior change following a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ: An opportunity to improve health outcomes. Prev Med. 2015 Nov;80:53-9.

Kaiser S, MacPherson MB, James TA, Emery A, Spiess P, van der Vliet A, Landry CC, Shukla A. Exploratory use of docetaxel loaded acid-prepared mesoporous spheres for the treatment of malignant melanoma. Cancer Nanotechnol. 2015;6:1.

Kaiser S, Vassell R, Pinckney RG, Holmes TE, James TA.  Clinical impact of biopsy method on the quality of surgical management in melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;109(8):775-9.

Bolton KC, Mace JL, Vacek PM, Herschorn SD, James TA, Tice JA, Kerlikowske K, Geller BM, Weaver DL, Sprague BL. Changes in breast cancer risk distribution among Vermont women using screening mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Jun 23;106(8).

Sprague BL, Bolton KC, Mace JL, Herschorn SD, James TA, Vacek PM, Weaver DL, Geller BM. Registry-based Study of Trends in Breast Cancer Screening Mammography before and after the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations. Radiology. 2014 Feb;270(2):354-61.

Lynge E, Ponti A, James T, Májek O, von Euler-Chelpin M, Anttila A, Fitzpatrick P, Frigerio A, Kawai M, Scharpantgen A, Broeders M, Hofvind S, Vidal C, Ederra M, Salas D, Bulliard JL, Tomatis M, Kerlikowske K, Taplin S; ICSN DCIS Working group. Variation in detection of ductal carcinoma in situ during screening mammography: a survey within the International Cancer Screening Network. Eur J Cancer. 2014 Jan;50(1):185-92.

Onitilo AA, Onesti JK, Single RM, Engel JM, James TA, Aiello Bowles EJ, Feigelson HS, Barney T, McCahill LE. Utilization of neoadjuvant chemotherapy varies in the treatment of women with invasive breast cancer. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 20;8(12):e84535.

Yarger JB, James TA, Ashikaga T, Hayanga AJ, Takyi V, Lum Y, Kaiser H, Mammen J. Characteristics in response rates for surveys administered to surgery residents. Surgery 2013 Jul;154(1):38-45.

Feigelson HS, James TA, Single RM, Onitilo AA, Aiello Bowles EJ, Barney T, Bakerman JE, McCahill LE. Factors associated with the frequency of initial total mastectomy: results of a multi-institutional study. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 May;216(5):966-75.

Dr. James' Publications in PubMed