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Luketich_James_MD_Thorasic_Surg_9_2007(2).jpg James D.  Luketich, MD
Henry T. Bahnson Professor and Chairman
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Co-Director, Lung Cancer Center

Assistant: Erin DuPree (412) 647-2911

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

bullet point  Education
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BS, Old Dominion University-1977
MS, Vanderbilt University-1982
MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania-1986
bullet point  Training
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-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
bullet point  Research Interests
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- 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)
bullet point  Grants
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Principal Investigator
“Use of Quantitative RT-PCR for Staging Esophageal Cancer”
Sponsor: NIH

Co- Investigator
“Biomarkers for Esophageal Cancer Progression and Prognosis”
Sponsor: NIH

Principal Investigator
"A Prospective Evaluation of Outcomes of Radiosurgical Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Pulmonary Metastases.”
Sponsor: Accuray, Inc.

Co- Investigator
“Mesothelioma Virtual Bank for Translational Research”
Sponsor: CDC NIOSH

Co- Investigator
“Lung Tissue Research Consortium (LTRC): Clinical Centers CORE”
Sponsor: NIH

Co- Investigator
“Phase I/II Study of MS-275 and 5-Azacytidine in Triple-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer”
Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University (Stand up to Cancer)

Co- Investigator
“Impact of CCR5 inhibition on Sarcoid immunophenotypes”
Sponsor: NIH

“University of Pittsburgh Research Tissue, Data and Biological Specimen Accrual Network Supporting NCI’s the Cancer Genome Atlas Project"
Sponsor: NIH
bullet point  Professional Activities
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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
bullet point  Editorships
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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
bullet point  Publications
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Visit PubMed for a list of Dr. Luketich's publications.
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