Frank C Detterbeck MD, FACS, FCCP

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

Specialties & Subspecialties

Cancer Center, Yale: Thoracic Oncology Program

Thoracic Oncology Program

Surgery: Thoracic Surgery

Education & Training

  • BS, University of Michigan/Ann Arbor (1976)
  • M.D., Northwestern University (1983)
  • Resident, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA , Surgery
  • Chief Resident, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA , Surgery
  • Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC , Thoracic Transplantation (1991 - 1992)
  • Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC , Cardiothoracic Surgery (1988 - 1991)

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adult, Adolescent, Child, Geriatric | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

Thoracic oncology including: lung cancer, lung metastases, esophageal cancer, thymoma, mediastinal tumors, chest wall tumors, Pancoast tumors, mesothelioma, sarcoma; chest surgery including benign conditions; minimally invasive surgery for thoracic procedures


Cancers Treated

Chest Wall Tumors, Esophagus, Lung, Mediastinal Tumors, Mesothelioma, Sarcoma, Thymomas


Board Certifications

  • Surgery, General, Board Certified (1990)

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