Noor Kassira

Noor Kassira, MD, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Surgery

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Contact Info 1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Phone:(813) 844-7315


  • Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine- Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 2012
  • MD, Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, 2004
  • BS, Summa Cum Laude, Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2000

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health


  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (Fellow, 2016 - Present)
  • Pediatric Trauma Society (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • Children's Oncology Group (Member, 2015 - Present)
  • Hillsborough Medical Association (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • Florida Medical Association (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow, 2007 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • King KS Harrington M Kassira N. Recurrent Giant Juvenile Fibroadenoma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports,. 26: 42-45., 2017.
  • Sanchez-Valle A, Kassira N, Varela VC, Radu SC, Paidas C, Kirby RS. Biliary Atresia: Epidemiology, Genetics, Clinical Update, and Public Health Perspective. Advances in pediatrics. 64(1) : 285-305, 2017.
  • Noor Kassira, MD, Matthew Keisling, DO, and Rajeev Prasad, MD. True Atresia of the Ileocecal Valve: Diagnosis and Management of an Extremely Rare Entity Journal of pediatric surgery case reports. 3(3) : 117-119, 2015.
  • Perez EA, Kassira N, Cheung MC, Koniaris LG, Neville HL, Sola JE. Rhabdomyosarcoma in children: a SEER population based study. The Journal of surgical research. 170(2) : e243-51, 2011.
  • Nuwayhid Z, Kassira N, Neville HL, Casillas J, Sola JE. Percutaneous retropleural drainage of a posttraumatic pancreatic mediastinal pseudocyst in a child. Journal of pediatric surgery. 46(3) : 585-7, 2011.
  • Kassira N, Pedroso FE, Cheung MC, Koniaris LG, Sola JE. Primary gastrointestinal tract lymphoma in the pediatric patient: review of 265 patients from the SEER registry. Journal of pediatric surgery. 46(10) : 1956-64, 2011.
  • David J. Pincus, MD;* Noor Kassira, MD;* Michael Gombosh; Mariana Berho, MD; Marilyn Glassberg, MD; Michael Karl, MD; Sharon J. Elliot, PhD; Seth Thaller, MD, DMD (*Shared first authorship). 17β-Estradiol Modifies Diabetic Wound Healing by Decreasing Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity Wounds. 22(7) : 171-178, 2010.
  • Kassira N, Glassberg MK, Jones C, Pincus DJ, Elliot SJ, Fritz JR, Karl M, Thaller S. Estrogen deficiency and tobacco smoke exposure promote matrix metalloproteinase-13 activation in skin of aging B6 mice. Annals of plastic surgery. 63(3) : 318-22, 2009.
  • Gutierrez JC, Kassira N, Salloum RM, Franceschi D, Koniaris LG. Surgery for rectal cancer performed at teaching hospitals improves survival and preserves continence. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 11(11) : 1441-8; discussion 1448-50, 2007.
  • Kassira W, Kassira N, Panthaki Z, Tozman E, McDonald WS. Perioperative considerations in the autologous breast reconstruction patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Annals of plastic surgery. 54(4) : 442-4, 2005.
  • O'Connell C, Mirhashemi R, Kassira N, Lambrou N, McDonald WS. Formation of functional neovagina with vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (VRAM) flap after total pelvic exenteration. Annals of plastic surgery. 55(5) : 470-3, 2005.
  • Salom EM, Mendez LE, Schey D, Lambrou N, Kassira N, Gómez-Marn O, Averette H, Peñalver M. Continent ileocolonic urinary reservoir (Miami pouch): the University of Miami experience over 15 years. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 190(4) : 994-1003, 2004.