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Joseph Shrager

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Cardiothoracic Surgery 300 Pasteur Dr CVRB MC 5407 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 721-2086 Fax (650) 724-6259
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 721-2086
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Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Thoracic Oncology
  • Thoracic Cancers - Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracoscopy
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Administrative Appointments

  • Physician Leader Thoracic Oncology DMG, Stanford Cancer Center (2010 - present)
  • Chief, Stanford Division of Thoracic Surgery (2008 - present)
  • Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, UPenn (2003 - 2007)
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2001 - present)
  • Member, AATS Workforce on Education (2008 - present)
  • Member, STS Workforce on Evidence-based Surgery (2006 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Elected Member, American Surgical Association (2010)
  • Elected Member, Society of Clinical Surgery (2008)
  • "Top Doctors" Listing, “America’s Top Doctors” - peer elected (2007,08,09,10,11,12)
  • "Top Doctors" Listing, “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer -- peer-elected (2006,07,08 09 10 11 12)
  • Elected Member, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (2002)
  • “Top Docs” Listing, Philadelphia Magazine (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007)
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Professional Education

Medical Education: Harvard Medical School MA (1988)
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital MA (1997)
Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (1999)
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania PA (1995)
Thoracic Surgery: Massachusetts General Hospital, Thoracic Surgery (1997)
Surgery Training: Hospital of the Univ of Penn, Surgery (1995)
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Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

In clinical research, Dr. Shrager has been an innovator studying outcomes in a variety of areas within Thoracic Surgery including: parenchyma-sparing operations and minimally invasive resections for lung cancer, transcervical thymectomy for myasthenia gravis, and surgical treatment of emphysema.

In the lab, Dr. Shrager is focused on the impact of disease states upon the diaphragm. His group published the seminal paper (NEJM) describing diaphragm atrophy assoc'd with mechanical ventilation.


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