Dr. James Luketich studied medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1986. He completed his residency at the hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and several fellowships at the Cornell University Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. James Luketich is the current director of the Thoracic Surgical Oncology Program within the Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center. With a specialty in thoracic surgery, Dr. Luketich has a keen interest in treating advanced cases of mesothelioma using minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Luketich has two board certifications, in thoracic and general surgery and has several works published in respected medical journals, most focusing on specific mesothelioma subjects.
Old Dominion University - 1977
Medical College of Pennsylvania - 1986
The Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Cornell University Medical Center; Cleveland Clinic
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Hillman Cancer Center - UPMC
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A Model Based on Pathologic Features of Superficial Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Complements Clinical Node Staging in Determining Risk of Metastasis to Lymph Nodes.
Davison JM1, Landau MS2, Luketich JD3, McGrath KM4, Foxwell TJ4, Landsittel DP5, Gibson MK6, Nason KS7See more >>
Endobronchial Ultrasound-Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Lymphoma in Patients With Low Suspicion for Lung Cancer and Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy.
Nason KS1, Kirchner A2, Schuchert MJ2, Luketich JD2, Christie NA2, Pantanowitz L3, Karunamurthy A3, Monaco SE3.See more >>
Multiplex Preamplification of Serum DNA to Facilitate Reliable Detection of Extremely Rare Cancer Mutations in Circulating DNA by Digital
Jackson JB1, Choi DS1, Luketich JD2, Pennathur A2, Ståhlberg A3, Godfrey TE4See more >>
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Verified Patient ReviewsRate This Doctor
June 08, 2016
by Donna S.
“I thank Dr. Luketich and also the other UPMC doctors for saving my life. When I was first diagnosed with lung cancer I thought that my whole life will be over in six months.”
April 27, 2016
by Loretta P.
“I just can’t express in words how much Dr. Luketich helped my husband. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. I must say that he is the pioneer of the ivor lewis minimally invasive esophagectomy. He is a brilliant surgeon and also a compassionate and caring person. He is praised by his patients and has several medical articles accepted in medical journals. His years of experience made his success possible. He is the doctor that fixes what others can’t and he definitely helped my husband’s cancer problem. We are still enjoying a release of 14 years-thanks to Dr. Luketich and God. Anyone should make an appointment with Dr. Luketich if they are in need of a thoracic surgeon, he is one of the top doctors in the US. It is true that you have to wait half an hour to see him, but that’s because he offers his attention to each patient. We never felt like we were rushed in or out of our appointments and he always answered all of our questions. ”
April 20, 2016
by Neva Hudson
“I went to the best rated surgeons in south east Birmingham, AL. My chances of having a surgery were limited. Dr. Luketish gave me 90/95 chances to survive. He did a brilliant job on me, I am alive and enjoying time with my family because of him and God. If everyone told you that there is no hope contact Dr. Luketish. ”
February 28, 2016
by Gary B.
“Dr. Luketish is a very busy surgeon, but believe me, he is the best. If you want to get cured of cancer, go to him. ”
November 26, 2012
by Sebastian T.
“Dr. Luketish was great, he did and awesome job with my surgery. The staff was also great. ”