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Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto Hospitals - Surgery
Rush University Medical Center - Pathology
Rush University Medical Center - Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
Cancer surgery, lung
Chest wall reconstruction
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
Preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy
University Thoracic Surgeons Professional Building 1725 W. Harrison St. Suite 774 Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: (312) 738-3732 Fax: (312) 738-9763
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Anterior mediastinal mass secondary to histoplasmosis. Shersher DD, Hong E, Breard J, Warren WH, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 2012 Jan 93(1):e9-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.07.093. Prognostic Significance of Weight Gain During Definitive Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Sher DJ, Gielda BT, Liptay MJ, Warren WH, Batus M, Fidler MJ, Garg S, Bonomi P. Clin Lung Cancer. 2012 2012 Dec 20. doi:pii: S1525-7304(12)00263-X. 10.1016/j.cllc.2012.10.009. [Epub ahead of print] Weight gain in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients during treatment with split-course concurrent chemoradiotherapy is associated with superior survival. Gielda BT, Mehta P, Khan A, Marsh JC, Zusag TW, Warren WH, Fidler MJ, Abrams RA, Bonomi P, Liptay M, Faber LP. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 2011 Nov 15 81(4):985-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.06.059. Epub 2010 Oct 6. Biomarkers of the insulin-like growth factor pathway predict progression and outcome in lung cancer. Shersher DD, Vercillo MS, Fhied C, Basu S, Rouhi O, Mahon B, Coon JS, Warren WH, Faber LP, Hong E, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ, Borgia JA. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 2011 Nov 92(5):1805-11; discussion 1811. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.058. Epub 2011 Sep 25. Split-course chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a single-institution experience of 144 patients. Gielda BT, Marsh JC, Zusag TW, Faber LP, Liptay M, Basu S, Warren WH, Fidler MJ, Batus M, Abrams RA, Bonomi P. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 2011 Jun 6(6):1079-86. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182199a7c. Neoadjuvant chemoradiation for clinically advanced non-small cell lung cancer: an analysis of 233 patients. Kim AW, Liptay MJ, Bonomi P, Warren WH, Basu S, Farlow EC, Faber LP. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 2011 Jul 92(1):233-41; discussion 241-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.001. Epub 2011 May 28. Prognostic value of xanthine oxidoreductase expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Kim AW, Batus M, Myint R, Fidler MJ, Basu S, Bonomi P, Faber LP, Wightman SC, Warren WH, McIntire M, Arvanitis LD, Gattuso P, Xu X, Liptay MJ. Lung Cancer. 2011 2011 Feb 71(2):186-90. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2010.05.006. Epub 2010 Jun 8. Adenocarcinoma in a 40-year-old colonic interposition treated with Ivor Lewis esophagectomy and esophagogastric anastomosis. Shersher DD, Hong E, Warren W, Penfield Faber L, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 2011 Dec 92(6):e113-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.025. A multi-analyte serum test for the detection of non-small cell lung cancer Farlow EC, Vercillo MS, Coon JS, Basu S, Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ, Borgia JA Br J Cancer 2010 Oct 12 103(8):1221-8 Bilobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: a search for clinical factors that may affect perioperative morbidity and long-term survival. Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Shah ND, Basu S, Liptay MJ. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 2010 Mar 139(3):606-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.05.044. Epub 2009 Aug 25. Age is a strong risk factor for atrial fibrillation after pulmonary lobectomy. Hollings DD, Higgins RS, Faber LP, Warren WH, Liptay MJ, Basu S, Kim AW. Am J Surg. 2010 2010 Apr 199(4):558-61. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.11.006. The incidence of perioperative anastomotic complications after sleeve lobectomy is not increased after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Milman S, Kim AW, Warren WH, Liptay MJ, Miller C, Basu S, Faber LP. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Sep 88(3):945-50; discussion 950-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.084. Pneumonectomy after chemoradiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer: does side really matter? Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Basu S, Wightman SC, Weber JA, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Sep 88(3):937-43; discussion 944. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.04.102. An unusual case of Aspergillus fibrosing mediastinitis. Wightman SC, Kim AW, Proia LA, Faber LP, Gattuso P, Warren WH, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Oct 88(4):1352-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.02.087. Establishment of a multi-analyte serum biomarker panel to identify lymph node metastases in non-small cell lung cancer. Borgia JA, Basu S, Faber LP, Kim AW, Coon JS, Kaiser-Walters KA, Fhied C, Thomas S, Rouhi O, Warren WH, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ. J Thorac Oncol. 2009 2009 Mar 4(3):338-47. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181982abf. Diffusion lung capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is an independent prognostic factor for long-term survival after curative lung resection for cancer. Liptay MJ, Basu S, Hoaglin MC, Freedman N, Faber LP, Warren WH, Hammoud ZT, Kim AW. J Surg Oncol. 2009 2009 Dec 15 100(8):703-7. doi: 10.1002/jso.21407. Endobronchial colorectal metastasis versus primary lung cancer: a tale of two sleeve right upper lobectomies. Kim AW, Liptay MJ, Saclarides TJ, Warren WH. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Aug 9(2):379-81. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2009.207555. Epub 2009 May 8. Repeat pulmonary resection for metachronous colorectal carcinoma is beneficial. Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Saclarides TJ, Carhill AA, Basu S, Choh MS, Liptay MJ. Surgery. 2008 2008 Oct 144(4):712-7; discussion 717-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2008.07.007. Epub 2008 Aug 29. Management of malignant pleural effusions using the Pleur(x) catheter. Warren WH, Kalimi R, Khodadadian LM, Kim AW. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 2008 Mar 85(3):1049-55. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.11.039. Utility of silicone esophageal bypass stents in the management of delayed complex esophageal disruptions. Kim AW, Liptay MJ, Snow N, Donahue P, Warren WH. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 2008 Jun 85(6):1962-7; discussion 1967. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.02.043. Identification of clinical factors predicting Pleurx catheter removal in patients treated for malignant pleural effusion Warren WH, Kim AW, Liptay MJ Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008 Jan 33(1):89-94
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We perform the entire gamut of general thoracic surgery, including chest wall surgery, the entire scope of esophageal surgery, in addition to operating on the lungs.
We now operate through much smaller incisions so patients have less post-operative pain. They go home, on the average, a day earlier than they would have with the other procedure. But more importantly I think that they end up having less post-operative pain when they do go home — and they can return to their regular activities much faster than they could before. I encourage patients to use the Internet, and I encourage patients to get second opinions and become educated about their condition. But, it’s surprising how many patients can get misinformation from the Internet, and I think it’s really important that they talk with their doctors — referring doctors and other doctors that they have seen — regarding their condition.