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Joey C. Papa

Joey C. Papa, MD


Member of: Stamford Health Medical Group

About Me

As an undergraduate, Dr. Papa graduated with honors from the Golden Key National Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society. In medical school she was recognized as a leader in her class, winning the Trauma Institute Award for Best Resident in 2004.

She moved to New York City as a post-doctoral research fellow in the pediatric tumor biology laboratory at Columbia University. While in the laboratory, she won several start-up grants and research awards, and presented her data at several national meetings, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Papa co-authored a paper, “Sustained VEGF Blockade Results in Microenvironmental Sequestration of VEGF by Tumors and Persistent VEGF Receptor-2 Activation,” which was featured on the January 2008 cover of Molecular Cancer Research. In conjunction with her basic science research, she completed a two-year clinical fellowship in pediatric critical care/ECMO, focusing on patients who required prolonged heart-lung bypass for cardio-respiratory failure. Dr. Papa then transferred to the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons’ General Surgery residency program, where she completed the Chief Resident years of her surgical training.

She joined the Stamford Hospital staff in 2008 as a general surgeon with interests in advanced laparoscopy, breast surgery and pediatric surgery, and is currently accepting new patients.




  • General Surgery


Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School


Columbia University Medical Center
University of Louisville Medical Center

Published Work

Joey C. Papa, Charles J. Stolar.  Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation.  Pediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management.  Volume I. 2009. 

Jeffrey Jhang, William Middlesworth, Rose Shaw, Kevin Charette, Joey Papa, Rashida Jefferson, Antonio S. Torloni, and Joseph Schwartz.  “Therapeutic Plasma Exchange Performed in Parallel with Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Antibody Mediated Rejection after Heart Transplantation.” Journal of Clinical Apheresis 22:000–000 (2007).

Angela Kadenhe-Chiweshe, Joey Papa, Kimberly W. McCrudden, Jason Frischer, Jae-O Bae, Jianzhong Huang, Jason Fisher, Jay H. Lefkowitch, Nikki Feirt, John Rudge, Jocelyn Holash, George D. Yancopoulos, Jessica J. Kandel, and Darrell J. Yamashiro.  Sustained VEGF Blockade Results in Microenvironmental Sequestration of VEGF by Tumors and Persistent VEGF Receptor-2 Activation.  Mol Cancer Res 2008 6: 1-9. 

J. Masciotti, G. Abdoulaev, J. Hur, J. Papa, J. Bae, J. Huang, D.
Yamashiro, J. Kandel, A.H. Hielscher, "Combined optical tomographic and
magnetic resonance imaging of tumor bearing mice," in Optical Tomography
and Spectroscopy of Tissue VII, B. Chance, R.R. Alfano, B.J. Tromberg,
M. Tamura, E.M. Sevick-Muraca, eds., SPIE-The International Society for
Optical Engineering, Proc. 5693, pp. 74-81 (2005).

J.M. Masciotti, F.A. Provenzano, J.C. Papa, J. Hur, X. Gu, Q. Wu,
A.D. Klose, D. Yamashiro, J. Kandel, A.H. Hielscher, "Optical
tomographic imaging of tumor hemodynamics during anit-VEGF treatment in
mice," Proceedings of the Biomedical Topical Meeting on Biomedical
Optics - Optics in Cancer Research, Optical Society of America, Ft.
Lauderdale, FL, March 19-22, 2006. 

J. Masciotti, F. Provenzano, J. Papa, A. Klose, J. Hur, X. Gu, D.
Yamashiro, J. Kandel, A. H. Hielscher, "Monitoring tumor growth and
treatment in small animals with magnetic resonance optical tomographic
imaging," in Multimodal Biomedical Imaging; Fred S. Azar, Dimitris N.
Metaxas; Eds., SPIE International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, Proc.
SPIE  6081 (2006).

Angiopoietin-1/Tie-2 activation contributes to vascular survival and tumor growth during VEGF blockade. Huang J, Bae JO, Tsai JP, Kadenhe-Chiweshe A, Papa J, Lee A, Zeng S, Kornfeld ZN, Ullner P, Zaghloul N, Ioffe E, Nandor S, Burova E, Holash J, Thurston G, Rudge J, Yancopoulos GD, Yamashiro DJ, Kandel JJ International journal of oncology


Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Hernia Society
  • Member, Association of Women Surgeons
  • Member, Stamford Hospital Women's Physician Group

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