Tamarah Westmoreland, MD, PhD


Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827


  • Pediatric Surgery - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2013
  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology - St Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 2011
  • Surgical Research - Duke University Surgical Services, 2006


  • General Surgery - University of Florida College of Medicine, 2001


  • General Surgery - Duke University Medical Center, 2010

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

  • Oncology

  • Hurtado, C. G., Westmoreland, T. J., Patel, P. K., Madueme, P. C., Scherer, A. G., Sedney, A. V., & Nelson, J. S. (2022). Persistent Double Dorsal Aorta Surrounding Large Neuroenteric Cyst. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 113(3), e239. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.10.043

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  • Mazar, J., Gordon, C., Naga, V., & Westmoreland, T. J. (2020). The killing of human neuroblastoma cells by the small molecule JQ1 occurs in a p53-dependent manner. Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 20(13), 1613-1625. doi:10.2174/1871520620666200424123834

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  • Parus, A., Waler, A., Westmoreland, T., Johnson, C., & Kellogg, B. (2020). Keystone Flap Reconstruction after Resection of a Large Paraspinal Venous Malformation in an Infant. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000003141

  • Middleton, T. C., Drehner, D., Epelman, M., Westmoreland, T. J., Casas-Melley, A., & Ellsworth, P. (2020). Pediatric renal mass or xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis? Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 56. doi:10.1016/j.epsc.2019.101310

  • Mazar, J., Li, Y., Rosado, A., Phelan, P., Kedarinath, K., Parks, G. D., & Westmoreland, T. J. (2018). Zika virus as an oncolytic treatment of human neuroblastoma cells requires CD24. PLoS ONE, 13(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200358

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  • Kalashnikova, I., Mazar, J., Neal, C. J., Rosado, A. L., Das, S., Westmoreland, T. J., & Seal, S. (2017). Nanoparticle delivery of curcumin induces cellular hypoxia and ROS-mediated apoptosis: Via modulation of Bcl-2/Bax in human neuroblastoma. Nanoscale, 9(29), 10375-10387. doi:10.1039/c7nr02770b

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  • Mazar, J., Rosado, A., Shelley, J., Marchica, J., & Westmoreland, T. J. (2017). The long non-coding RNA GAS5 differentially regulates cell cycle arrest and apoptosis through activation of BRCA1 and p53 in human neuroblastoma. Oncotarget, 8(4), 6589-6607. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.14244