James D. Luketich, MD, FACS



Erin DuPree
(412) 647-2911


200 Lothrop St., Suite C-816 Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Director, UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute 
Director, Mark Ravitch/Leon C. Hirsch Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery 

Education and Training

MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania-1986
MS, Vanderbilt University-1982
BS, Old Dominion University-1977
General Surgery Internship, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-1986-1987
Post-Doctoral Research in Metabolism, Harrison Department of Surgical Research,  The University of Pennsylvania-1987-1989
General Surgery Residency, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-1989-1992
Chief Resident in Surgery, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-1992-1993
Visiting Fellow in Thoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic-1994
Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center-1993-1995
Fellow in Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center-1993-1995

Professional Activities

American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Surgeons
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Society for Bariatric Surgery
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Surgical Association
American Thoracic Society
Canadian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Esophageal Surgery Club
Fellowship Council
General Thoracic Surgical Club
International Association for Minimal Access Thoracic Surgery
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
International Society for the Study of Lung Cancer
Medical College of Pennsylvania Alumni Association
Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Oncologic Society
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Education and Research Development Committee

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Annals of Surgery, Editorial Board
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Editorial Board
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Editorial Board
Journal of Diseases of the Esophagus, Associate Editor for Surgical Techniques
World Journal of Gastroenterology, Editorial Board
Pearson's Textbooks of Thoracic Surgery and Esophageal Surgery, Third Edition, Co-Editor
Master Techniques in General Surgery: Esophagus and Stomach, Co-Editor
Robotic Radiosurgery II, Co-Editor

Research Interests

All aspects of thoracic oncology (lung cancer, mediastinal malignancies, and esophageal cancer)
Multidisciplinary management (combined chemotherapy/radiation/surgery) of esophagogastric carcinoma and lung cancer
Benign esophageal disease (gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia, Achalasia)


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