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James Luketich, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC McKeesport

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Thoracic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cardiovascular Surgery

Henry T. Bahnson Endowed Professor of Surgery Chairman, Emeritus Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Clinical Expertise

  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, Esophageal disease, Barrett's esophagus, Digestive/absorptive disorders, Fiberoptic bronchoscopy, Esophagoscopy, Upper GI Endoscopy, Pneumonectomy, Fundoplication, Adult general thoracic surgery, Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Adenocarcinoma, Robotic thoracic surgery, Squamous cell carcinoma of the hand and wrist, Post-operative complications, Nissen fundoplication, Bronchial cancer, Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus, Cardiothoracic surgery, Pancoast lung cancers, POEMS for Achalasia

Education & Training

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1994 - 1995
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1993 - 1995
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1993 - 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Surgery, 1986 - 1993
  • MCP-Hahnemann College of Medicine
    MCP-Hahnemann College of MedicineClass of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1988 - 2024
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1993 - 1997
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • AMerican Surgical Association 2001
  • Dean’s Award MCP, 1986
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery 
    Duke University School of Medicine, Orlando, Florida - 9/19/2013
  • Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery 
    Duke University School of Medicine, Orlando, Florida - 9/21/2012

Press Mentions

  • Robotic Tracheobronchoplasty: Single-Patch Technique with Running Suture
    Robotic Tracheobronchoplasty: Single-Patch Technique with Running SutureMay 8th, 2023
  • VATS Robotic Assisted Bilobectomy and Complex Bronchoplastic Reconstruction and Closure for Synchronous Endobronchial Carcinoid Tumors
    VATS Robotic Assisted Bilobectomy and Complex Bronchoplastic Reconstruction and Closure for Synchronous Endobronchial Carcinoid TumorsMay 17th, 2022
  • UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff's Salary Rises to $8.96 Million
    UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff's Salary Rises to $8.96 MillionJuly 10th, 2020
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Grant Support

  • Use Of Quantitative RT-PCR For Staging Esophageal CancerNational Cancer Institute2005–2009
  • Use Of Quantitative RT PCR For Staging Esophageal CancerNational Cancer Institute2001–2004

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French

Hospital Affiliations