Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon


Undergraduate Education: Tufts University, Medford, MA, 2009

Graduate School / Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2014

Academic interests 


Everything from pleura to dura (minus the eyes)


Outcomes in oncologic and reconstructive surgery, development of novel surgical techniques and technology, diagnostic and prognostic use of molecular markers in surgery

Recent Publications

Jara SM, Benke JR, Lin SY, Ishman SL. The association between secondhand smoke and sleep-disordered breathing in children: a systematic review., Laryngoscope 2015 Jan; 125(1):241-7

Jara SM, Bhatnagar R, Guan H, Gocke CD, Ali SZ, Tufano RP. Utility of BRAF mutation detection in fine-needle aspiration biopsy samples read as "suspicious for papillary thyroid carcinoma"., Head Neck 2015 Dec; 37(12):1788-93

Jara SM, Carson KA, Pai SI, Agrawal N, Richmon JD, Prescott JD, Dackiw A, Zeiger MA, Bishop JA, Tufano RP. The relationship between chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and central neck lymph node metastasis in North American patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma., Surgery 2013 Dec; 154(6):1272-80; discussion 1280-2

Tanabe KK, Jara S, Michaelson J. Creating and providing predictions of melanoma outcome., Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2010 Aug; 17(8):1981-2

Peleg AY, Jara S, Monga D, Eliopoulos GM, Moellering RC, Mylonakis E. Galleria mellonella as a model system to study Acinetobacter baumannii pathogenesis and therapeutics., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2009 Jun; 53(6):2605-9