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Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Assistant in Medicine, Medical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

I am a gastrointestinal oncologist and health services researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. I completed medicine residency at Duke University and oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. My research focuses on optimizing the care delivered to patients with cancer. Specifically, my research platform consists of studies interfacing between palliative care, geriatric oncology, and health services research. My goal is to improve the quality of life and care for patients with cancer and their family. I am interested in developing models of healthcare delivery to improve patients’ quality of life, address their symptom burden, and promote patient-centered decision-making.

Publications

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  • Fong ZV, Alvino DM, Castillo CF, Nipp RD, Traeger LN, Margaret R, Lubitz CC, Johnson CD, Chang DC, Warshaw AL, Lillemoe KD, Ferrone CR. Health-related Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes in 5-year Survivors After Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Ann Surg 2017. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Moran SM, Traeger L, Jacobs JM, Jacobsen JC, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Ryan DP, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Coping and Prognostic Awareness in Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Betof AS, Nipp RD, Giobbie-Hurder A, Johnpulle RAN, Rubin K, Rubinstein SM, Flaherty KT, Lawrence DP, Johnson DB, Sullivan RJ. Impact of Age on Outcomes with Immunotherapy for Patients with Melanoma. Oncologist 2017. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Temel JS. Multimorbidity and aggressiveness of care at the end-of-life among older adults with cancer. 2017. PubMed
  • Wo JY, Niemierko A, Ryan DP, Blaszkowsky LS, Clark JW, Kwak EL, Lillemoe KD, Drapek LN, Zhu AX, Allen JN, Faris JE, Murphy JE, Nipp R, Fernandez-Del Castillo C, Ferrone CR, Hong TS. Tolerability and Long-term Outcomes of Dose-Painted Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation to Regions of Vessel Involvement in Borderline or Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Jacobs JM, Shaffer KM, Nipp RD, Fishbein JN, MacDonald J, El-Jawahri A, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Park ER, Temel JS, Greer JA. Distress is Interdependent in Patients and Caregivers with Newly Diagnosed Incurable Cancers. Ann Behav Med 2017. PubMed
  • Jacobsen PB, Nipp RD, Ganz PA. Addressing the Survivorship Care Needs of Patients Receiving Extended Cancer Treatment. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 2017; 37:674-683. PubMed
  • Hagan TL, Fishbein JN, Nipp RD, Jacobs JM, Traeger L, Irwin KE, Pirl WF, Greer JA, Park ER, Jackson VA, Temel JS. Coping in Patients With Incurable Lung and Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Validation Study of the Brief COPE. J Pain Symptom Manage 2016; 53:131-138. PubMed
  • Shaffer KM, Jacobs JM, Nipp RD, Carr A, Jackson VA, Park ER, Pirl WF, El-Jawahri A, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Temel JS. Mental and physical health correlates among family caregivers of patients with newly-diagnosed incurable cancer: a hierarchical linear regression analysis. Support Care Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Zanconato A, Zheng H, Ferrone CR, Lillemoe KD, Wo JY, Hong TS, Clark JW, Ryan DP, Fernandez-Del Castillo C. Predictors of Early Mortality After Surgical Resection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in the Era of Neoadjuvant Treatment. Pancreas 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp R, Goyal L. Bridging the Gap Between Sorafinib Efficacy and Effectiveness in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Oncologist 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Moy B. No Conflict, No Interest. JAMA Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Abel GA. Small Step for Geriatric Oncology That Could Have Been a Giant Leap. J Clin Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Yao NA, Lowenstein LM, Buckner JC, Parker IR, Gajra A, Morrison VA, Dale W, Ballman KV. Pragmatic study designs for older adults with cancer: Report from the U13 conference. 2016; 7:234-41. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, El-Jawahri A, Fishbein JN, Eusebio J, Stagl JM, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Greer JA, Temel JS. The relationship between coping strategies, quality of life, and mood in patients with incurable cancer. Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • Kuhlthau KA, Nipp RD, Shui A, Srichankij S, Kirchhoff AC, Galbraith AA, Park ER. Health insurance coverage, care accessibility and affordability for adult survivors of childhood cancer: a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative database. J Cancer Surviv 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Lee H, Powell E, Birrer NE, Poles E, Finkelstein D, Winkfield K, Percac-Lima S, Chabner B, Moy B. Financial Burden of Cancer Clinical Trial Participation and the Impact of a Cancer Care Equity Program. Oncologist 2016; 21:467-74. PubMed
  • Wysham NG, Nipp RD, LeBlanc TW, Wolf SP, Ekstrom MP, Currow DC. A practical measurement of thoracic sarcopenia: correlation with clinical parameters and outcomes in advanced lung cancer. ERJ Open Res 2016. PubMed
  • Muralidhar V, Nipp RD, Ryan DP, Hong TS, Nguyen PL, Wo JY. Association Between Very Small Tumor Size and Increased Cancer-Specific Mortality in Node-Positive Colon Cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2016; 59:187-93. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Age and Gender Moderate the Impact of Early Palliative Care in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Oncologist 2015. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Ryan DP. Predicting a response to FOLFIRINOX in pancreatic cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Zullig LL, Samsa G, Peppercorn JM, Schrag D, Taylor DH, Abernethy AP, Zafar SY. Identifying cancer patients who alter care or lifestyle due to treatment-related financial distress. 2015. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Rao AV. Performance status in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia: exploring gene expression signatures of cytokines and chemokines. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015; 70:714-21. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Powell E, Chabner B, Moy B. Recognizing the Financial Burden of Cancer Patients in Clinical Trials. Oncologist 2015; 20:572-5. PubMed
  • Kamal AH, Nipp RD, Bull J, Stinson CS, Abernethy AP. Symptom Burden and Performance Status among Community-Dwelling Patients with Serious Illness. J Palliat Med 2015; 18:542-4. PubMed
  • LeBlanc TW, Nipp RD, Rushing CN, Samsa GP, Locke SC, Kamal AH, Cella DF, Abernethy AP. Correlation between the international consensus definition of the Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome (CACS) and patient-centered outcomes in advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015; 49:680-9. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Ryan DP. Should FOLFOXIRI plus bevacizumab Be the standard first-line therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer? Oncologist 2015; 20:236-8. PubMed
  • Kamal AH, Nipp RD, Bull JH, Stinson CS, Lowery AW, Nicolla JM, Abernethy AP. Quality of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer in a community consortium. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015; 49:289-92. PubMed
  • Rajagopal PS, Nipp RD, Selvaggi KJ. Chemotherapy for advanced cancers. Ann Palliat Med 2015; 3:203-28. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Volkheimer AD, Davis ED, Chen Y, Weinberg JB, Friedman DR. CD38 variation as a prognostic factor in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma 2013; 55:191-4. PubMed
  • Nipp R, Mitchell A, Pishko A, Metjian A. Waldenström macroglobulinemia in hepatitis C: case report and review of the current literature. Case Rep Oncol Med 2014; 2014:165670. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Kelley MJ, Williams CD, Kamal AH. Evolution of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative supportive care quality measures portfolio and conformance at a Veterans Affairs medical center. J Oncol Pract 2013; 9:e86-9. PubMed
  • Nipp R, Sloane R, Rao AV, Schmader KE, Cohen HJ. Role of pain medications, consultants, and other services in improved pain control of elderly adults with cancer in geriatric evaluation and management units. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; 60:1912-7. PubMed
  • Kauffman RP, Tullar PE, Nipp RD, Castracane VD. Serum magnesium concentrations and metabolic variables in polycystic ovary syndrome. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2011; 90:452-8. PubMed
  • Raj R, Guerra D, Sehli S, Nipp R, Perdue N, Alalawi R, Jager L, Nugent K. One hundred-foot walk test for functional assessment of clinic patients. Am J Med Sci 2009; 338:361-7. PubMed
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