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.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - 1976
Virginia Mason Clinic
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine - 1983
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
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.See more >>
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 OncolSee more >>
The New Lung Cancer Staging System.
Detterbeck FC., Boffa D, Tanoue LT.See more >>
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.See more >>
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Verified Patient ReviewsRate This Doctor
December 26, 2009
by Ronald Simon
“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.”