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Richard Pierce

  • MD/PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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  • 5813CitationsNumber of citations received by Richard's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Esophageal DysmotilityAchalasiaMechanisms of hernia development and repair. Diseases of the Foregut - GERD

Co-authors (503)

Publications (5)

  • Incidence of residual choledocholithiasis detected by intraoperative cholangiography at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients having undergone preoperative ERCP

    • Pierce R
    • Jonnalagadda S
    • Spitler J
    • et al.
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  • Preventing the spontaneous modification of an HLA-A2-restricted peptide at an N-terminal glutamine or an internal cysteine residue enhances peptide antigenicity

    • Thompson L
    • Hogan K
    • Caldwell J
    • et al.
  • The HA-2 minor histocompatibility antigen is derived from a diallelic gene encoding a novel human class I myosin protein

    • Pierce R
    • Field E
    • Mutis T
    • et al.
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  • Cutting edge: The HLA-A*0101-restricted HY minor histocompatibility antigen originates from DFFRY and contains a cysteinylated cysteine residue as identified by a novel mass spectrometric technique

    • Pierce R
    • Field E
    • Den Haan J
    • et al.
  • Tropoelastin pre-mRNA is alternatively spliced at different frequencies during rat lung development

    • Heim R
    • Pierce R
    • Deak S
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

March 2014 - Present

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Duke University Department of Surgery

August 2010 - February 2014(4 years)

Clinical Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Legacy Health System

July 2009 - July 2010(a year)


General Surgery Residency

Washington University School of Medicine Saint Louis

July 2002 - June 2009(7 years)


University of Virginia School of Medicine

August 1993 - May 2002(9 years)


University of Virginia Department of Microbiology

June 1995 - May 2000(5 years)


Duke University

August 1988 - May 1992(4 years)