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Paul Henry Schipper M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.P.

    • Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Paul Schipper’s research interests are in epidemiology, staging and risk assessments for surgical resections, lymphadectomies and other procedures in patients with lung cancer. Current projects include: clinical outcomes in general thoracic surgery: A comparison of cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons and general surgeons staging, decision-making and personalized prediction in esophageal cancer lung biopsy in patients with compromised immune systems or those who have had bone marrow transplants: evaluation of diagnostic usefulness, morbidity and mortality.

Education

  • B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois 1992
  • M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City Iowa 1996
  • Residency:

    • General surgery, New York University, 2001
  • Fellowship:

    • General thoracic surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2004
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2003 and 2012

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Publications

  • "The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database : 2017 Update on Research." Annals of Thoracic Surgery  In: , Vol. 104, No. 5, 01.11.2017, p. 1450-1455.
  • "Evolution in the Treatment of Esophageal Disease at a Single Academic Institution : 2004-2013." Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques In: , Vol. 27, No. 9, 01.09.2017, p. 915-923.
  • "Acute Chest Wall Infections : Surgical Site Infections, Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections, and Sternoclavicular Joint Infection." Thoracic Surgery Clinics In: , Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.05.2017, p. 73-86.
  • "The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database : 2016 Update on Research." Annals of Thoracic Surgery  In: , Vol. 102, No. 5, 01.11.2016, p. 1444-1451.
  • "Association of intervals between neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgical resection with pathologic complete response and survival in patients with esophageal cancer." JAMA Surgery In: , Vol. 151, No. 11, e162743, 01.11.2016.
  • "Recommendations for neoadjuvant pathologic staging (ypTNM) of cancer of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction for the 8th edition AJCC/UICC staging manuals." Diseases of the Esophagus  In: , Vol. 29, No. 8, 01.11.2016, p. 906-912.
  • "Recommendations for clinical staging (cTNM) of cancer of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction for the 8th edition AJCC/UICC staging manuals." Diseases of the Esophagus  In: , Vol. 29, No. 8, 01.11.2016, p. 913-919.
  • "Recommendations for pathologic staging (pTNM) of cancer of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction for the 8th edition AJCC/UICC staging manuals." Diseases of the Esophagus  In: , Vol. 29, No. 8, 01.11.2016, p. 897-905.
  • "Worldwide Esophageal Cancer Collaboration : pathologic staging data." Diseases of the Esophagus In: , Vol. 29, No. 7, 01.10.2016, p. 724-733.
  • "Worldwide Esophageal Cancer Collaboration : clinical staging data." Diseases of the Esophagus In: , Vol. 29, No. 7, 01.10.2016, p. 707-714.
  • "Worldwide Esophageal Cancer Collaboration : neoadjuvant pathologic staging data." Diseases of the Esophagus In: , Vol. 29, No. 7, 01.10.2016, p. 715-723.
  • "Preoperative carboplatin and paclitaxel-based chemoradiotherapy for esophageal carcinoma : results of a modified CROSS regimen utilizing radiation doses greater than 41.4 Gy." Diseases of the Esophagus In: , Vol. 29, No. 6, 01.08.2016, p. 614-620.
  • "Increasing tumor length is associated with regional lymph node metastases and decreased survival in esophageal cancer." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 211, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 860-866.
  • "Minimally Invasive Versus Open Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer : A Comparison of Early Surgical Outcomes from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database." Annals of Thoracic Surgery In: , Vol. 101, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 1281-1288.
  • "Esophageal Cancer : Associations With (pN+) Lymph Node Metastases." Annals of Surgery In: , 07.01.2016.
  • ""Even if I don't remember, I feel better" : A qualitative study of patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer undergoing stereotactic body radiotherapy or surgery." Annals of the American Thoracic Society In: , Vol. 13, No. 8, 2016, p. 1361-1369.
  • "Synergistic sedation : Fatalforty DDI: Midazolam, clozapine, synergism and clozapine, sertraline, CYP2D6."   A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions. Springer New York, 2015. p. 405-407.
  • "Discussion." Annals of Thoracic Surgery In: , Vol. 100, No. 2, 01.08.2015, p. 435-436.
  • "Lymph Node Harvest During Esophagectomy Is Not Influenced by Use of Neoadjuvant Therapy or Clinical Disease Stage." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery In: , Vol. 19, No. 7, 25.04.2015, p. 1201-1207.
  • "Significant understaging is seen in clinically staged T2N0 esophageal cancer patients undergoing esophagectomy." Diseases of the Esophagus In: , 2015.
  • "Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database : An analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery In: , Vol. 148, No. 1, 2014, p. 30-35.
  • "Impact of comorbidity on outcomes and overall survival after open and minimally invasive esophagectomy for locally advanced esophageal cancer." Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques In: , Vol. 27, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 4094-4103.
  • "A Cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of barrett esophagus in otolaryngology patients with laryngeal symptoms." Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology In: , Vol. 47, No. 9, 10.2013, p. 762-768.
  • "Discussion." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  In: , Vol. 143, No. 2, 02.2012, p. 396-397.
  • "Specialty Matters in the Treatment of Lung Cancer." Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  In: , Vol. 24, No. 2, 2012, p. 99-105.
  • "Intraoperative oncologic staging and outcomes for lung cancer resection vary by surgeon specialty." Annals of Thoracic Surgery In: , Vol. 92, No. 6, 12.2011, p. 1958-1964.
  • "Second Place Tie Residents' Competition : Comparison of pulmonary nodule detection rates between preoperative CT imaging and intraoperative lung palpation." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 201, No. 5, 05.2011, p. 615-618.
  • "Mediastinal hemangioma arising in setting of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage to azygous vein in a 57-year-old woman." Annals of Vascular Surgery  In: , Vol. 25, No. 4, 05.2011.
  • "Traumatic rib fracture : Conservative therapy or surgical fixation?"  Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery (Second Edition): An Evidence-Based Approach. Springer London, 2011. p. 489-493.
  • "Discussion." Annals of Thoracic Surgery In: , Vol. 90, No. 6, 12.2010, p. 1811.

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