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Patricia A. Thistlethwaite, MD,PhD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Patricia Thistlethwaite is one of the best thoracic and cardiac surgeons in La Jolla, California. Harvard Medical School was the place where Dr. Thistlethwaite got her medical degree. She completed a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and went to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and earned his fellowship there. She is certified by the American Board in surgery and has over 20 years of experience. Dr. Thistlethwaite is affiliated with several hospitals including UC San Diego Health System and Rady Children's Hospital.

  • Education & Training


    Harvard Medical School

    Medical School


    Massachusetts General Hospital



    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Rady Children's Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (858) 576-1700

    3020 Children's Way

    San Diego, California 92123

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    UC San Diego Health System

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (858) 657-7000

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, California 92103

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    VA San Diego Healthcare System

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (858) 552-8585

    3350 La Jolla Village Dr

    San Diego, California 92161

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Patricia A. Thistlethwaite has contributed to 2 publications.

    Notch Activation of Ca(2+) Signaling Mediates Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction and Pulmonary Hypertension.

    Smith, K. A.,Voiriot, G.,Tang, H.,Fraidenburg, D. R.,Song, S.,Yamamura, H.,Yamamura, A.,Guo, Q.,Wan, J.,Pohl, N. M.,Tauseef, M.,Bodmer, R.,Ocorr, K.,Thistlethwaite, P....; Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol.. 2015 Jan 09.

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    ERG-APLNR Axis Controls Pulmonary Venule Endothelial Proliferation in Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease.

    Lathen, C.,Zhang, Y.,Chow, J.,Singh, M.,Lin, G.,Nigam, V.,Ashraf, Y. A.,Yuan, J. X.,Robbins, I. M.,Thistlethwaite, P. A.; Circulation. 2014 Jul 27

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    American Association for Thoracic Surgery

    CTS Net

    International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    Thoracic Surgery Program Directors Association

    Western Thoracic Surgical Association