Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Associate Director, Cancer Control and Population Science, Cancer Center
Houston Methodist


Biography

Dr. Nestor Esnaola is division head of surgical oncology, Department of Surgery, Surgical Director, and Cancer Center Associate Director, Cancer Control and Population Science. 

Description of Research

Dr. Esnaola will lead cancer center efforts in the areas of cancer prevention, community outreach and engagement, cancer health disparities, and population science research in accordance with NCI cancer center guidelines.

Publications

Does the Surgical Apgar Score predict serious complications after elective major cancer surgery?
Goel, N, Manstein, SM, Ward, WH, DeMora, L, Smaldone, MC, Farma, JM, Uzzo, RG & Esnaola, NF 2018, Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 231, pp. 242-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.05.037

Concurrent chemoradiation for resected gall bladder cancers and cholangiocarcinomas
Fareed, MM, DeMora, L, Esnaola, NF, Denlinger, CS, Karachristos, A, Ross, EE, Hoffman, J & Meyer, JE 2018, Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 762-768. https://doi.org/10.21037/jgo.2018.05.09

Granular cell tumor experience at a comprehensive cancer center
Moten, AS, Movva, S, von Mehren, M, Wu, H, Esnaola, NF, Reddy, SS & Farma, JM 2018, Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 226, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.01.027

Comparative Effectiveness and Risks of Bowel Preparation before Elective Colorectal Surgery
Koller, SE, Bauer, KW, Egleston, BL, Smith, R, Philp, MM, Ross, HM & Esnaola, NF 2018, Annals of Surgery, vol. 267, no. 4, pp. 734-742. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002159

Availability of patient-centered cancer support services: A statewide survey of cancer centers
Cartmell, KB, Sterba, KR, Pickett, K, Zapka, J, Alberg, AJ, Sood, AJ & Esnaola, NF 2018, PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 3, e0194649. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194649

Mismatch repair deficiency testing in patients with colorectal cancer and nonadherence to testing guidelines in young adults
Shaikh, T, Handorf, EA, Meyer, JE, Hall, MJ & Esnaola, NF 2018, JAMA Oncology, vol. 4, no. 2, e173580. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.3580

Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric patient
Ward, WH, Manstein, SM, Goel, N, Chow, WB, Ko, CY, Rosenthal, RA & Esnaola, NF 2017, Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, vol. 9, pp. 33-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcorm.2017.11.005

A structured framework for optimizing surgical quality through process-of-care trials
Waingankar, N, Esnaola, NF & Uzzo, RG 2017, Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 177-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urolonc.2017.03.017

Splenic irradiation for splenomegaly: A systematic review
Zaorsky, NG, Williams, GR, Barta, SK, Esnaola, NF, Kropf, PL, Hayes, SB & Meyer, JE 2017, Cancer Treatment Reviews, vol. 53, pp. 47-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.11.016

Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient: A Best Practices Guideline from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the American Geriatrics Society
Mohanty, S, Rosenthal, RA, Russell, MM, Neuman, MD, Ko, CY & Esnaola, NF 2016, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 222, no. 5, pp. 930-947. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.12.026

Evaluation and management of intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
Esnaola, NF, Meyer, JE, Karachristos, A, Maranki, JL, Camp, ER & Denlinger, CS 2016, Cancer, vol. 122, no. 9, pp. 1349-1369. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29692

The orphan drug act restoring the mission to rare diseases
Daniel, MG, Pawlik, TM, Fader, AN, Esnaola, NF & Makary, MA 2016, American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 210-213. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000251

Phase 2 trial of induction gemcitabine, oxaliplatin, and cetuximab followed by selective capecitabine-based chemoradiation in patients with borderline resectable or unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer
Esnaola, NF, Chaudhary, UB, OBrien, P, Garrett-Mayer, E, Camp, ER, Thomas, MB, Cole, DJ, Montero, AJ, Hoffman, BJ, Romagnuolo, J, Orwat, KP & Marshall, DT 2014, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 88, no. 4, pp. 837-844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.12.030

Surgical Management of Pancreatic Neoplasms: What’s New?
Karachristos, A & Esnaola, NF 2014, Current gastroenterology reports, vol. 16, no. 8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11894-014-0397-x

The impact of lymph node disease in extremity soft-tissue sarcomas: A population-based analysis
Johannesmeyer, D, Smith, V, Cole, DJ, Esnaola, NF & Camp, ER 2013, American journal of surgery, vol. 206, no. 3, pp. 289-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.10.043

Effect of metabolic syndrome and its components on recurrence and survival in colon cancer patients
Yang, Y, Mauldin, PD, Ebeling, M, Hulsey, TC, Liu, B, Thomas, MB, Camp, ER & Esnaola, NF 2013, Cancer, vol. 119, no. 8, pp. 1512-1520. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.27923

Pneumatosis intestinalis after open jejunostomy tube placement
Selander, C, Pullatt, R, Esnaola, NF & Camp, ER 2013, American Surgeon, vol. 79, no. 2.

Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient: A best practices guideline from the American college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program and the American geriatrics society
Chow, WB, Rosenthal, RA, Merkow, RP, Ko, CY & Esnaola, NF 2012, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 215, no. 4, pp. 453-466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.06.017

The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in select sarcoma patients: A meta-analysis
Wright, S, Armeson, K, Hill, EG, Streck, C, Leddy, L, Cole, D, Esnaola, NF & Camp, ER 2012, American journal of surgery, vol. 204, no. 4, pp. 428-433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.12.019

Identifying Worsening Surgical Site Infection Performance: Control Charts Versus Risk-Adjusted Rate Outlier Status
Lawson, EH, Hall, BL, Esnaola, NF & Ko, CY 2012, American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 391-397. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860611428760