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Carla F. Justiniano, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Surgery | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center (General Surgery)
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (Colorectal Surgery)
  • Master of Public Health: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Doctor of Medicine: The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science: The Ohio State University (Molecular Genetics)
Languages

Spanish

Contact Information
Research Interests

Robotic Surgery
Rectal Cancer
Colon Cancer
Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn's
Diverticulitis
Pelvic Floor Diseases/SNS/Fecal Incontinence

Clinical Interests

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon Cancer

Peer Reviewed Publications

Justiniano, Carla F; Becerra, Adan Z; Loria, Anthony; Xu, Zhaomin; Aquina, Christopher T; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J 2022. Is robotic utilization associated with increased minimally invasive colorectal surgery rates? Surgeon-level evidence. Surgical endoscopy, 36 8, 5618-5626

Justiniano, Carla F; Bhama, Anuradha R; Holubar, Stefan D 2022. Open J-Pouch Pearls. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 65 7, e743-e744

Justiniano, Carla F; Hull, Tracy L 2022. Construction of J-Pouch and S-Pouch. Diseases of the colon and rectum, ,

Justiniano, Carla F; Loria, Anthony; Hellenthal, Nicholas J; Schiralli, Matthew P; Soto, Flavia C; Albright, Jeffrey B; Giangreco, LouAnne; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J 2022. The accumulation of ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) components reduces post-colectomy length of stay at small and low volume hospitals. American journal of surgery, 223 4, 744-752

Langenfeld, Sean; Poola, V Prasad; Justiniano, Carla F; Schwartzberg, David M; Eisenstein, Samuel 2022. Selected Abstracts for November 2022 Issue. Diseases of the colon and rectum, ,

Loria, Anthony; Melucci, Alexa; Speranza, Jenny; Cellini, Christina; Salloum, Rabih; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J; Justiniano, Carla F 2022. Acute kidney injury is a common and significant complication following ileostomy formation. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, 24 1, 102-110

Ray, Juliet June; Bowers, Kara Diane; King-Mullins, Erin; Dykes, Sharon; Fabrizio, Anne; Friel, Charles; Hayden, Dana; Jenkins, Christina; Justiniano, Carla F; Laryea, Jonathan; O'Connor, Lynn; Stapleton, Sahael; Tuckson, Wayne 2022. Consensus statement from a group of colorectal surgeons for health equity and justice. Endoscopy international open, 10 3, E227-E228

Aquina, Christopher T; Truong, Matthew; Justiniano, Carla F; Kaur, Roma; Xu, Zhaomin; Boscoe, Francis P; Schymura, Maria J; Becerra, Adan Z 2020. Variation in Adequate Lymph Node Yield for Gastric, Lung, and Bladder Cancer: Attributable to the Surgeon, Pathologist, or Hospital? Annals of surgical oncology, 27 11, 4093-4106

Justiniano, Carla F; Becerra, Adan Z; Xu, Zhaomin; Aquina, Christopher T; Boodry, Courtney I; Schymura, Maria J; Boscoe, Francis P; Noyes, Katia; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J 2020. A Population-Based Study of 90-Day Hospital Cost and Utilization Associated With Robotic Surgery in Colon and Rectal Cancer. The Journal of surgical research, 245 , 136-144

Xu, Zhaomin; Aquina, Christopher T; Justiniano, Carla F; Becerra, Adan Z; Boscoe, Francis P; Schymura, Maria J; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J 2020. Centralizing Rectal Cancer Surgery: What Is the Impact of Travel on Patients? Diseases of the colon and rectum, 63 3, 319-325

Xu, Zhaomin; Becerra, Adan Z; Justiniano, Carla F; Aquina, Christopher T; Fleming, Fergal J; Boscoe, Francis P; Schymura, Maria J; Sinno, Abdulrahman K; Chaoul, Jessica; Morrow, Gary R; Minasian, Lori; Temkin, Sarah M 2020. Complications and Survivorship Trends After Primary Debulking Surgery for Ovarian Cancer. The Journal of surgical research, 246 , 34-41

Aquina, C T; Becerra, A Z; Xu, Z; Justiniano, C F; Noyes, K; Monson, J R T; Fleming, F J 2019. Population-based study of outcomes following an initial acute diverticular abscess. The British journal of surgery, 106 4, 467-476

Aquina, Christopher T; Becerra, Adan Z; Justiniano, Carla F; Xu, Zhaomin; Boscoe, Francis P; Schymura, Maria J; Noyes, Katia; Monson, John R T; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J 2019. Surgeon, Hospital, and Geographic Variation in Minimally Invasive Colectomy. Annals of surgery, 269 6, 1109-1116

Justiniano, C F; Xu, Z; Becerra, A Z; Aquina, C T; Boodry, C I; Temple, L K; Fleming, F J 2019. Effect of care continuity on mortality of patients readmitted after colorectal surgery. The British journal of surgery, 106 5, 636-644

Justiniano, Carla F; Aquina, Christopher T; Becerra, Adan Z; Xu, Zhaomin; Boodry, Courtney I; Swanger, Alex A; Monson, John R T; Fleming, Fergal J 2019. Postoperative Mortality After Nonelective Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in the Era of Biologics. Annals of surgery, 269 4, 686-691

Justiniano, Carla F; Aquina, Christopher T; Fleming, Fergal J; Xu, Zhaomin; Boscoe, Francis P; Schymura, Maria J; Temple, Larissa K; Becerra, Adan Z 2019. Hospital and surgeon variation in positive circumferential resection margin among rectal cancer patients. American journal of surgery, 218 5, 881-886

Becerra, Adan Z; Probst, Christian P; Fleming, Fergal J; Xu, Zhaomin; Aquina, Christopher T; Justiniano, Carla F; Boodry, Courtney I; Swanger, Alex A; Noyes, Katia; Katz, Alan W; Monson, John R; Jusko, Todd A 2018. Patterns and Yearly Time Trends in the Use of Radiation Therapy During the Last 30 Days of Life Among Patients With Metastatic Rectal Cancer in the United States From 2004 to 2012. The American journal of hospice & palliative care, 35 2, 336-342

Becerra, Adan Z; Wexner, Steven D; Dietz, David W; Xu, Zhaomin; Aquina, Christopher T; Justiniano, Carla F; Swanger, Alex A; Temple, Larissa K; Noyes, Katia; Monson, John R; Fleming, Fergal J 2018. Nationwide Heterogeneity in Hospital-Specific Probabilities of Rectal Cancer Understaging and Its Effects on Outcomes. Annals of surgical oncology, 25 8, 2332-2339

Justiniano, Carla F; Temple, Larissa K; Swanger, Alex A; Xu, Zhaomin; Speranza, Jenny R; Cellini, Christina; Salloum, Rabih M; Fleming, Fergal J 2018. Readmissions With Dehydration After Ileostomy Creation: Rethinking Risk Factors. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 61 11, 1297-1305

Xu, Zhaomin; Fleming, Fergal J; Justiniano, Carla F; Becerra, Adan Z; Boodry, Courtney I; Aquina, Christopher T; Temple, Larissa K; Speranza, Jenny R 2018. Trends in Surgeon-Level Utilization of Sacral Nerve Stimulator Implantation for Fecal Incontinence in New York State. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 61 1, 107-114

Becerra, Adan Z; Aquina, Christopher T; Mohile, Supriya G; Tejani, Mohamedtaki A; Schymura, Maria J; Boscoe, Francis P; Xu, Zhaomin; Justiniano, Carla F; Boodry, Courtney I; Swanger, Alex A; Noyes, Katia; Monson, John R; Fleming, Fergal J 2017. Variation in Delayed Time to Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Disease-Specific Survival in Stage III Colon Cancer Patients. Annals of surgical oncology, 24 6, 1610-1617

Justiniano, Carla F; Xu, Zhaomin; Becerra, Adan Z; Aquina, Christopher T; Boodry, Courtney I; Swanger, Alex; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J 2017. Long-term Deleterious Impact of Surgeon Care Fragmentation After Colorectal Surgery on Survival: Continuity of Care Continues to Count. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 60 11, 1147-1154

Xu, Zhaomin; Becerra, Adan Z; Aquina, Christopher T; Hensley, Bradley J; Justiniano, Carla F; Boodry, Courtney; Swanger, Alex A; Arsalanizadeh, Reza; Noyes, Katia; Monson, John R; Fleming, Fergal J 2017. Emergent Colectomy Is Independently Associated with Decreased Long-Term Overall Survival in Colon Cancer Patients. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 21 3, 543-553

Xu, Zhaomin; Becerra, Adan Z; Justiniano, Carla F; Boodry, Courtney I; Aquina, Christopher T; Swanger, Alex A; Temple, Larissa K; Fleming, Fergal J 2017. Is the Distance Worth It? Patients With Rectal Cancer Traveling to High-Volume Centers Experience Improved Outcomes. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 60 12, 1250-1259

Justiniano, Carla F; Evans, David C; Cook, Charles H; Eiferman, Daniel S; Gerlach, Anthony T; Beery, Paul R; Lindsey, David E; Saum, Gary E A; Murphy, Claire V; Miller, Sidney F; Papadimos, Thomas J; Steinberg, Steven M; Stawicki, Stanislaw P A 2013. Comorbidity-polypharmacy score: a novel adjunct in post-emergency department trauma triage. The Journal of surgical research, 181 1, 16-9

Leskovan, John J; Justiniano, Carla F; Bach, John A; Cook, Charles H; Lindsey, David E; Eiferman, Daniel S; Papadimos, Thomas J; Steinberg, Steven M; Bergese, Sergio D; Stawicki, Stanislaw P A; Evans, David C 2013. Anion gap as a predictor of trauma outcomes in the older trauma population: correlations with injury severity and mortality. The American surgeon, 79 11, 1203-6

Justiniano, Carla F; Coffey, Rebecca A; Evans, David C; Jones, Larry M; Jones, Christian D; Bailey, J Kevin; Miller, Sidney F; Stawicki, Stanislaw P . Comorbidity-polypharmacy score predicts in-hospital complications and the need for discharge to extended care facility in older burn patients. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association, 36 1, 193-6

Stawicki, Stanislaw P; Kalra, Sarathi; Jones, Christian; Justiniano, Carla F; Papadimos, Thomas J; Galwankar, Sagar C; Pappada, Scott M; Feeney, John J; Evans, David C . Comorbidity polypharmacy score and its clinical utility: A pragmatic practitioner's perspective. Journal of emergencies, trauma, and shock, 8 4, 224-31