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Frank C. Detterbeck, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Laryngeal Cancer Lung Cancer Pericardial Mesothelioma Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Graduating in 1976 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Frank Detterbeck completed his initial medical studies at the Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine in 1983. Dr. Detterbeck went on to complete his residency at the Virginia Mason Clinic before finishing a fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Frank Detterbeck is currently the chief of thoracic surgery for the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale in New Haven. With a board certification in general surgery and another in cardiac and thoracic surgery, Dr. Detterbeck focuses on mesothelioma and other cancers attacking the thoracic area.

  • Education & Training


    University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - 1976



    Virginia Mason Clinic



    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine - 1983

    Medical School


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Bristol Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (860) 585-3000

    41 Brewster Road

    Bristol, Connecticut 06010

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    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (203) 688-4242

    20 York Street

    New Haven, Connecticut 06519

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck has contributed to 4 publications.

    Adjuvant Chemotherapy for T3 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Additional Tumor Nodules in the Same Lobe.

    Salazar, M. C.,Rosen, J. E.,Arnold, B. N.,Thomas, D. C.,Kim, A. W.,Detterbeck, F. C.,Blasberg, J. D.,Boffa, D. J.; J Thorac Oncol.

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    High expression of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) is associated with better outcome in non-small cell lung cancer.

    Anagnostou VK, Bepler G, Syrigos KN, Tanoue LT, Gettinger S, Homer RJ, Boffa D, Detterbeck FC, Rimm DL. J Clin Oncol

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    The New Lung Cancer Staging System.

    Detterbeck FC., Boffa D, Tanoue LT.

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    Invasive Staging of Lung Cancer: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline (2nd Edition) (Invited Review) Chest.

    Detterbeck FC, Jantz MA, Wallace M, Vansteenkiste J, Silvestri GA.

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    American Association for Thoracic Surgery

    International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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December 26, 2009

by Ronald Simon

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“Dr. Detterbeck is not only a good doctor, he is unique in his position because of the way he treats his patients. I recently got a Thymoma removed from my chest. Dr. Detterbeck came into my room and stood there with me for at least 20 minutes and told me I would be ok. Until that moment I was not sure. I was in terrible pain and my lung was leaking air, but I knew I was in the best hands. Anyone that has problem should have Frank as his surgeon.”