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Larissa Temple, M.D.

Surgery

Clinical Interests

Colorectal

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2727

Fax: (585) 276-2203

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Larissa KF Temple has been named Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at UR Medicine and Director of SHORE. Dr. Temple completed General Surgery and Surgeon Scientist Program at the University of Toronto. She then moved to New York City and completed fellowships in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Colorectal Surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt. Most recently she was a member of the Colorectal Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Temple has expertise in the management of colorectal diseases, and in particular, colorectal malignancies. She performs minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery to complex multi-surgeon pelvic procedures. Dr. Temple was the Director of the Colorectal Survivorship Program and the Vice Deputy Physician in Chief for Quality and Safety. She was named as one of New York City's Top Doctors in 2016.

Dr. Temple has a national reputation in colorectal cancer and surgical quality. She presents nationally on outcomes after colorectal malignancies. She is a member of ASCO program committee and the American College of Surgeons Rectal Cancer Standards Operative Workgroup. Dr. Temple chairs the Quality Assessment Committee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is a member of the Surgery Standing Committee for the National Quality Forum, the American College of Surgeons Performance Measurement Work group, the Society of Surgical Oncology Quality Committee and the planning committee for the Quality Symposium for the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

1991
BSc(H) | Queens U, Kingston, Ontario

1994
MD | Canada-U Calgary
Medicine

1998
MSc | Canada - University of Toronto
Epidemiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

07/01/1995 - 06/30/2000
Residency in General Surgery at University of Toronto

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Internship in General Surgery at University of Toronto

7/01/2003 - 6/30/2004
Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center-St Luke's Divi

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Awards

2016 - Present
Physician Executive Leadership Development Program
Sponsor: MSKCC

2016
Best Doctors
Sponsor: New York Magazine

2012
Compassionate Caregiver
Sponsor: The Schwartz Center

2010 - 2012
New York's Best Doctors

2010
Alumni of Distinction
Sponsor: Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

2009 - 2012
New York Super Doctors
Sponsor: New York Magazine

2009
Boyar Award for Clinical Research
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital

2009
Selected MSK Representative: Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional

2006
Society of University Surgeons, SUS-Wyeth Clinical Scholar Award

2005 - 2009
Development Seminar
Sponsor: AAMC and Harvard Medical School

2004
Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award for paper presentation, ASCRS Annual Meeting (Dallas, TX)

2002
Chairman of Surgery Clinical Research Award, Department of Surgery

2000
Best Research Presentation, Canadian Association of Colorectal Surgeons

1997
Best Research Presentation, Canadian Association of Colorectal Surgeons

1996
Surgical Teaching Award, Nominee

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2018
Becerra AZ, Wexner SD, Dietz DW, Xu Z, Aquina CT, Justiniano CF, Swanger AA, Temple LK, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ. "Nationwide Heterogeneity in Hospital-Specific Probabilities of Rectal Cancer Understaging and Its Effects on Outcomes." Annals of surgical oncology.. 2018 Aug 0; 25(8):2332-2339. Epub 2018 May 30.

7/4/2018
Weiser MR, Gonen M, Usiak S, Pottinger T, Samedy P, Patel D, Seo S, Smith JJ, Guillem JG, Temple L, Nash GM, Paty PB, Baldwin-Medsker A, Cheavers CE, Eagan J, Garcia-Aguilar J, . "Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary patient care bundle for reducing surgical-site infections." The British journal of surgery.. 2018 Jul 4; Epub 2018 Jul 04.

6/14/2018
Cercek A, Roxburgh CSD, Strombom P, Smith JJ, Temple LKF, Nash GM, Guillem JG, Paty PB, Yaeger R, Stadler ZK, Seier K, Gonen M, Segal NH, Reidy DL, Varghese A, Shia J, Vakiani E, Wu AJ, Crane CH, Gollub MJ, Garcia-Aguilar J, Saltz LB, Weiser MR. "Adoption of Total Neoadjuvant Therapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer." JAMA oncology.. 2018 Jun 14; 4(6):e180071. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Books & Chapters

2018
Chapter Title: The value of patient-reported outcomes in colon and rectal surgery
Book Title: Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Author List: Jason B. Liu, Julia R Berian, Larissa K Temple
Published By: In Press Accepted Manuscript2018

2017
Chapter Title: Patient Reported Outcomes in surgery: Listening to patients improves quality of care
Book Title: ACS Bulletin
Author List: Liu, Pusic, Temple, Ko
Published By: http://bulletin.facs.org/2017/03/patient-reported-outcomes-in-surgery-listening-2017

2017
Chapter Title: PROs and Postoperative Recovery
Book Title: In the Practice Quality Improvement Manual of the NSQIP Quality in Training Initiative
Author List: Boodry CI, Fleming FJ, Temple LK
Published By: NSQIP2017

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