Yale Thoracic Surgery

Our team of surgeons and multidisciplinary specialists offer unparalleled experience in treatment and management of cancers of the lung, esophagus, thymus, chest wall and mediastinum, motility issues of the esophagus, and other cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. Our faculty members are highly skilled at performing the most sophisticated procedures, including those that are used in just a handful of locations worldwide, and our evidence-based approach to medicine assures that patients receive the best possible chance at a healthy future.

As faculty of Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, our surgeons are active leaders in their fields of research and practice. Their clinical and translational research and publications have helped create new diagnostic and treatment strategies and advanced surgical techniques for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the thoracic region.

About Us

We provide focused expertise in the management of lung, esophagus, thymus, chest wall, and mediastinum disorders and diseases.


Yale researchers have introduced countless medical and health advances over the last century.


Conduct an active research program involving basic science and clinical problems in cardiothoracic surgery.

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Please visit YaleMedicine.org to learn more about what we offer adult and pediatric patients needing surgical treatment and our comprehensive care for a full range of conditions and diseases, from the most common to the most complicated.

A Message To Our Patients

Dr. Detterbeck
A Welcome Message from Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FACS, FCCP, Professor and Section Chief Thoracic Surgery.  
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