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Resident Biography



Kaye A. Lu, MD, MPH

Postgraduate Year 5

Medical School

Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts


Hometown: San Marino, CA

Undergrad Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Other degree: MPH from Tufts University

Future plans: Interested in Breast Surgery

Why UMASS?: I thoroughly enjoyed the faculty and residents that I met on my interview day and knew this is a place where I would be supported by them.

Favorite thing to do in Worcester: Going stand up paddle boarding or trail running with my black lab, Cola!

Recent abstracts, posters, or publications:
Lu KA, Lu KB, Janz TA, & Amirlak BA. Recent Trends in Total Mastectomy Techniques and Post-Mastectomy Breast Cancer Reconstruction: A Population-Based Analysis. Annals of Breast Surgery. [2022, Accepted for publication] 

El Moheb M, Lu KA, Herrera-Escobar J, Orlas CP, Breen K, Sanchez SE, Velmanhos GV, Kaafarani HMA, Salim A, Nehra D. Perceived Socioeconomic Status: A Strong Predictor of Long-Term Outcomes After Injury.  Journal of Surgical Research (2022) 275:172-180

Herrera-Escobar JP, Stanek E, Lu KA, Han K, Sanchez S, Kaafarani H, Salim A, Levy-Carrick N, Nehra D. Mental Health Burden after Injury: It is about more than just posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of American College of Surgeons (2019) 4: 229.

Manzano-Nunez R, Herrera-Escobar JP, Lu KA, Zogg CK, Bhulani N, Andriotti T, McCarty JC, Uribe-Leitz T, Jarman M, Salim A, Haider AH, & Ortega G. Association of Medicaid Expansion Policy with Outcomes in Homeless Patients Requiring Emergency General Surgery. World Journal of Surgery (2019) 43: 1483.