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Detterbeck, Frank C

Section Chief

Professor of Surgery (Section of Thoracic Surgery); Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology; Clinical Program Leader, Thoracic Oncology Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Biography

Frank Detterbeck, MD, FACS, FCCP is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Yale University and Associate Director of the Yale Cancer Center. He earned a BS in Cell Biology at the University of Michigan, and an MD degree from Northwestern University. After completing general surgery training at the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle, he pursued a cardiothoracic fellowship and a fellowship in thoracic transplantation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He rose to...

Frank Detterbeck, MD, FACS, FCCP is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Yale University and Associate Director of the Yale Cancer Center. He earned a BS in Cell Biology at the University of Michigan, and an MD degree from Northwestern University. After completing general surgery training at the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle, he pursued a cardiothoracic fellowship and a fellowship in thoracic transplantation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He rose to the rank of professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina during a long tenure there before being recruited to Yale University in 2005. The major focus of his career has been on thoracic oncology. In particular, he has promoted evidence-based care and multidisciplinary teamwork. He has written extensively on these and other topics, with over 150 papers and book chapters. He holds leadership positions in many of the major professional societies associated with thoracic surgery and has given invited lectures on a wide variety of topics at many institutions and international meetings.

He specializes in the surgical treatment of lung cancer, lung metastases, esophageal cancer, thymoma, mediastinal tumors, chest wall tumors, Pancoast tumors, mesothelioma, and sarcoma. The majority of his thoracic/chest surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques. His clinical research includes cancer biology, cancer imaging techniques, prognostic markers of cancers, multimodality (multiple therapies for) treatment of cancer, and evidence-based medicine.

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Boffa, Daniel J.

Associate Professor of Surgery (Section of Thoracic Surgery)

Biography

Daniel J. Boffa, MD, is an Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon. His international work includes traveling to Leuven, Belgium, for a presentation for the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology. He has written many papers and publications in his field and has...

Daniel J. Boffa, MD, is an Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon. His international work includes traveling to Leuven, Belgium, for a presentation for the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology. He has written many papers and publications in his field and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research Award, and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery Resident Traveling Fellowship.

Dr. Boffa specializes in esophageal and lung cancer, achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, esophageal diverticulum, and hyperhidrosis. As a highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Boffa performs the majority of his surgeries with minimally invasive procedures. Committed to increasing the survival rate of cancer patients, Dr. Boffa has focused his clinical research on the prevention of tumor metastasis and the early detection of lung cancer.

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Federico, John Anthony

Biography

Dr. Federico is a board-certified general surgeon and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both surgery and thoracic surgery. He is also section chief of thoracic surgery at the hospital of Saint Raphael.

Dr. Federico is a board-certified general surgeon and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both surgery and thoracic surgery. He is also section chief of thoracic surgery at the hospital of Saint Raphael.

Dr. Federico received his B.S. from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences, and his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He did a general surgery residency and served as chief resident at Maine Medical Center, followed by serving as senior registrar in thoracic surgery at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol England. He also was a senior resident in cardiac surgery and chief thoracic resident at the University of Ottawa/Ottawa Civic Hospital.

An assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, he joined the staffs of Saint Raphael's and Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1994.

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Kim, Anthony W

Associate Professor of Surgery (Section of Thoracic Surgery) and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

Biography

Anthony Kim, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Yale University. He earned his BS and MS in mechanical engineering at Columbia University and Northwestern University, respectively, before earning his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He remained at Rush University Medical Center for his general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery residency. He pursued an additional clinical fellowship in thoracic surgery at Weill Cornell New York...

Anthony Kim, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Yale University. He earned his BS and MS in mechanical engineering at Columbia University and Northwestern University, respectively, before earning his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He remained at Rush University Medical Center for his general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery residency. He pursued an additional clinical fellowship in thoracic surgery at Weill Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, he was on faculty at Rush University Medical Center in their Department of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery. He has been recognized for his role in surgical education with numerous awards. Dr. Kim’s research pertains to clinical outcomes associated with thoracic surgery, which he has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Kim specializes in the surgical treatment of lung and esophagus cancer, chest wall tumors, mediastinal tumors, and thymomas. As a highly experienced surgeon, he performs the majority of his thoracic/chest surgeries with minimally invasive techniques. He is one of the few thoracic surgeons in the region, as well as in the country, to widely adopt the robotic platform for thoracic surgery.

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