Associate Professor, Surgery
General Surgery Residency Program Director
MD: University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, 2003
Leader in Patient Satisfaction, University of Arizona Medical Center - Tucson, 2011
Caregiver of the Month, University of Arizona Medical Center - Tucson, 2013
Nomination for a grant submission to the V-Foundation for Cancer Research, University of Arizona, 2015
Nomination for a grant submission to the Phi Beta Psi Sorority, University of Arizona, 2015
Banner University Medical Group Endless Possibilities Award, 2015
Top Doc Award, United Ostomy Associations of America, 2015-2016
Tucson Best Doctor in Colorectal Surgery, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, 2015
Colon and Rectal Cancer especially in younger patients Treatment of fecal Incontinence Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Ilyas, M., Sabegh, B., Nfonsam, V. N., Maegawa, F., Bellal, J., Patel, J., & Wexner, S. (2016). Are there differences in outcomes after Sigmoidectomy for Diverticular disease and Cancers? A National Inpatient Sample Study. Colorectal Diseases. doi:10.1111/codi.13461
Janda, J., Nfonsam, V., Calienes, F., Sligh, J. E., & Jandova, J. (2016). Modulation of ROS levels in fibroblasts by altering mitochondria regulates the process of wound healing. Archives of dermatological research, 308(4), 239-48.
Jandova, J., Wenjie, X., & Nfonsam, V. N. (2016). Sporadic Early-onset Colon Cancer Expresses Unique Molecular Features. Journal of Surgical Research, 204, 251-260.
Nfonsam, V. N., Aziz, H., Pandit, V., Khalil, M., Jandova, J., & Bella, J. (2016). Analyzing clinical outcomes in Laparoscopic Right vs. Left colectomy in colon cancer patients using the NSQIP database. Cancer treatment Communications, 8, 1-4.
Pandit, V., Mazhar, K., Bellal, J., Jandova, J., Jokar, T., Haider, A., & Nfonsam, V. N. (2016). Disparities in Management of Patients with Benign Colorectal Disease; Impact of Urbanization and Specialized Care. The American Surgeon Journal.
Raoof, M., Patel, J., Nfonsam, V. N., Krouse, R., & Ong, E. (2016). Prognostic significance of lymph node sampling in ypN0 Rectal Adenocarcinoma: a cohort analysis of SEER database;. British Journal of Surgery.
Eric Ohlson (RDT Class of 2016): "Colorectal Cancer in Rural Areas in Arizona: A Study of Age, Gender & Ethnicity."
Alejandro Cruz, 2016; "Disparities in Incidence of Recto-Sigmoid Cancer in Arizona: A 15-Year Arizona Cancer Registry Database Study"