Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Sean Conor Wightman

Sean Conor Wightman

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Trends in pneumonectomy for treatment of small-cell lung cancer Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020 Nov; 28(9):583-591. . View in PubMed

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in pN+ cIIIA NSCLC After Neoadjuvant Therapy and Resection Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 26. . View in PubMed

Commentary: A breath of fresh air for thoracic surgeons in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era JTCVS Tech. 2020 Sep; 3:415-416. . View in PubMed

Sequence of biologic therapies and surgery affects survival in non-small cell lung cancer J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 122(2):320-327. . View in PubMed

A systematic review of paraneoplastic syndromes associated with thymoma: Treatment modalities, recurrence, and outcomes in resected casesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 160(1):306-314. e14. . View in PubMed

Commentary: When less is more for lung cancers J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 01. . View in PubMed

Spontaneous Bleeding From Multiple Intercostal Arteries in a Patient With Coarctation of the Aorta Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 08; 110(2):e95-e97. . View in PubMed

Commentary: This Story About Three Pigs Is No Fable Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(2):367-368. . View in PubMed

Non-Myasthenia Gravis Immune Syndromes and the Thymus: Is There a Role for Thymectomy? Thorac Surg Clin. 2019 May; 29(2):215-225.. View in PubMed

Systemic miRNA delivery by nontoxic nanoscale coordination polymers limits epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and suppresses liver metastases of colorectal cancer Biomaterials. 2019 07; 210:94-104. . View in PubMed

Integrated molecular subtyping defines a curable oligometastatic state in colorectal liver metastasis Nat Commun. 2018 05 04; 9(1):1793. . View in PubMed

Author Correction: Integrated molecular subtyping defines a curable oligometastatic state in colorectal liver metastasis Nat Commun. 2018 11 13; 9(1):4827. . View in PubMed

Extremes of body mass index and postoperative complications after esophagectomy Dis Esophagus. 2017 May 01; 30(5):1-6. . View in PubMed

In Vivo Delivery and Therapeutic Effects of a MicroRNA on Colorectal Liver Metastases Mol Ther. 2017 07 05; 25(7):1588-1595. . View in PubMed

Ethical aspects of a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery practice J Vis Surg. 2017; 3:8. . View in PubMed

Advanced Animal Model of Colorectal Metastasis in Liver: Imaging Techniques and Properties of Metastatic Clones J Vis Exp. 2016 11 30; (117). . View in PubMed

Oncogenic CXCL10 signalling drives metastasis development and poor clinical outcome Br J Cancer. 2015 Jul 14; 113(2):327-35. . View in PubMed

Imaging of tumor clones with differential liver colonization Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 22; 5:10946. . View in PubMed

14q32-encoded microRNAs mediate an oligometastatic phenotype Oncotarget. 2015 Feb 28; 6(6):3540-52. . View in PubMed

An organized approach to complex ethical cases on a surgical service World J Surg. 2014 Jul; 38(7):1664-7. . View in PubMed

Investigation of the essential role of platelet-tumor cell interactions in metastasis progression using an agent-based model Theor Biol Med Model. 2014 Apr 12; 11:17. . View in PubMed

Effects of duty hour restrictions on core competencies, education, quality of life, and burnout among general surgery interns JAMA Surg. 2013 May; 148(5):448-55. . View in PubMed

Surgical training, duty-hour restrictions, and implications for meeting the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies: views of surgical interns compared with program directors Arch Surg. 2012 Jun; 147(6):536-41. . View in PubMed

Prognostic value of xanthine oxidoreductase expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer Lung Cancer. 2011 Feb; 71(2):186-90. . View in PubMed

An unusual case of Aspergillus fibrosing mediastinitis Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct; 88(4):1352-4. . View in PubMed

Pneumonectomy after chemoradiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer: does "side" really matter? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep; 88(3):937-43; discussion 944.. View in PubMed

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