John C. Kucharczuk, M.D., FACS

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Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Thoracic Surgery
6th Floor White Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156624988
Fax: 2153495798
BCE (Chemical Engineering)
Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1987.

Georgetown University, College of Arts and Science, Washington, DC , 1988.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1992.
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Description of Research Expertise

Adjuvant Treatment for Lung cancer-clinical trials
Trimodality Treatment for Esophgeal cancer-clinical trials
Quality Outcome Measures in Thoracic Surgery
Benchmarking Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery Education

Description of Clinical Expertise

Surgery for Lung Cancer
Surgery For Esophgeal Cancer
Surgery of Mediasinal Disease
Surgery for Pleural Disease and Mesothelioma
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Repair and Management of Esophageal Perforations
Complex Sugical resections for locally advanced lung and esophgeal cancer

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Kucharczuk completed medical School, a general Surgery Residency and thoracic Surgery Training all at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical and research interests focus on general thoracic surgery. He has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the chest including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumors. He performs a high volume of traditional and minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the Thoracic Oncology Research Laboratory, serves as the educational coordinator for the Thoracic Surgery Service and is involved in a number of basic as well clinical research projects.

Selected Publications

Irons M.L., Kucharczuk J.C.: Muscle-sparing Axillary Thoracotomy. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 22(2): 122-133, May 2018.

Predina J.D., Newton A.D., Keating J., Dunbar A., Connolly C., Baldassari M., Mizelle J., Xia L., Deshpande C., Kucharczuk J., Low P.S., Singhal S.: A Phase I Clinical Trial of Targeted Intraoperative Molecular Imaging for Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 3: 901-908, Mar 2018.

Jenkins T.M., Morrissette J.J.D., Kucharczuk J.C., Deshpande C.G.: ROS1 Rearrangement in a Case of Classic Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma. International Journal of Surgical Pathology 26(4), Feb 2018.

Newton A.D., Predina J.D., Xia L., Roses R.E., Karakousis G.C., Dempsey D.T., Williams N.N., Kucharczuk J.C., Singhal S.: Surgical Management of Early-Stage Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Based on Lymph Node Metastasis Risk. Annals of Surgical Oncology 25(1): 315-325, Jan 2018.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Keating J, Barbosa EM Jr, Okusanya O, Xia L, Dunbar A, Connolly C, Baldassari MP, Mizelle J, Delikatny EJ, Kucharczuk JC, Deshpande C, Kularatne SA, Low P, Drebin J, Singhal S.: Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Combined With Positron Emission Tomography Improves Surgical Management of Peripheral Malignant Pulmonary Nodules. Ann Surg 226(3): 479-488, Sep 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002382.

Remick JS, Schonewolf C, Gabriel P, Doucette A, Levin WP, Kucharczuk JC, Singhal S, Pechet TT, Rengan R, Simone CB 2nd, Berman AT: First Clinical Report of Proton Beam Therapy for Postoperative Radiotherapy for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer 18(4): 364-371, Jul 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2016.12.009.

Guttmann DM, Doucette A, Gabriel PE, Morrissette JJD, Kucharczuk J, Levin WP, Simone CB 2nd, Alley E, Ciunci C, Bauml J, Langer C, Aggarwal C, Cohen R, Evans TL, Berman AT: Patterns of Failure in Metastatic Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Implications for the Role of Definitive Local Therapy to the Primary Tumor. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 98(1): 248-249, May 2017.

Keating J, Newton A, Venegas O, Nims S, Zeh R, Predina J, Deshpande C, Kucharczuk J, Nie S, Delikatny EJ, Singhal S: Near-Infrared Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Can Locate Metastases to the Lung. Ann Thorac Surg 103(3): 390-398, Feb 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.08.079.

Kucharczuk JC, Hornick M: Pulmonary Medicine: Chest Wall Disorders (include scoliosis, chest wall tumors, trauma). Clinical Advisor. Decision Support in Medicine, Dec 2016 Notes:

Ibrahim M, Kucharczuk JC: Thoracic Surgical Procedures (include mediastinoscopy, VATS, tube thoracostomy, pleuroscopy and thoracoscopy). Clinical Advisor. Decision Support in Medicine, Dec 2016 Notes:

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