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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.


  • 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


  • "Lymph Node Harvest During Esophagectomy Is Not Influenced by Use of Neoadjuvant Therapy or Clinical Disease Stage" Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery April 25 2015
  • "Reply" Annals of Thoracic Surgery September 2010
  • "Rabbit rectus femoris muscle for ischemia-reperfusion studies" Journal of Surgical Research November 1996
  • "Office-based unsedated small-caliber endoscopy is equivalent to conventional sedated endoscopy in screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus" American Journal of Gastroenterology December 2006
  • "The Influence of Surgeon Specialty on Outcomes in General Thoracic Surgery" Annals of Thoracic Surgery November 2009
  • "Significant understaging is seen in clinically staged T2N0 esophageal cancer patients undergoing esophagectomy" Diseases of the Esophagus  2015
  • "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 November 2013
  • "Surveyed opinion of American trauma, orthopedic, and thoracic surgeons on rib and sternal fracture repair" Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery March 2009
  • "Discussion" Annals of Thoracic Surgery September 2010
  • "Invited Commentary" Annals of Thoracic Surgery March 2010
  • "Minimally Invasive Staging of N2 Disease" Thoracic Surgery Clinics November 2008
  • "Pertinent Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax and Mediastinum"   2008
  • "Frozen section diagnoses of small pulmonary nodules" Annals of Thoracic Surgery November 2004
  • "Specialty Matters in the Treatment of Lung Cancer" Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  2012
  • "Effects of the lazaroid U74389G (21 aminosteroid) on skeletal muscle reperfusion injury in rabbits" International Angiology March 1996
  • "Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma" Annals of Thoracic Surgery January 2008
  • "Second Place Tie Residents' Competition" American Journal of Surgery May 2011
  • "Comparison of perioperative outcomes after combined thoracoscopic-laparoscopic esophagectomy and open Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy" American Journal of Surgery May 2010
  • "The integrity of esophagogastric junction anatomy in patients with isolated laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms" Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery November 2008
  • "Optimum lymphadenectomy for esophageal cancer" Annals of Surgery January 2010
  • "Thoracoscopic approach to the resection of an azygos vein aneurysm" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery July 2005
  • "Discussion" Annals of Thoracic Surgery August 2010
  • "Surveyed opinion of American trauma, orthopedic, and thoracic surgeons on rib and sternal fracture repair." Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery March 2009
  • "Discussion" Annals of Thoracic Surgery December 2010
  • "Tracheal stenosis" Consultant March 2 2010
  • "Traumatic rib fracture"   2011
  • "Locally recurrent esophageal carcinoma" Annals of Thoracic Surgery September 2005
  • "Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  2014
  • "Discussion" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery February 2012
  • "Outcomes after resection of giant emphysematous bullae" Annals of Thoracic Surgery September 2004

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