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.

Paul Michael McFadden

Paul Michael McFadden

Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery
1520 San Pablo St. 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

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

Disparities in Guideline-Concordant Treatment for Pathologic N1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 05; 109(5):1512-1520. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Routine lower extremity venous thromboembolism screening following lung transplantation: Seek and ye shall find J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 03; 159(3):1152-1153. . View in PubMed

The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Treatment and Mortality in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 01; 109(1):225-232. . View in PubMed

Trimodality vs Chemoradiation and Salvage Resection in cN2 Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(1):153-159. . View in PubMed

Disparities in the surgical management of early stage non-small cell lung cancer: how far have we come? J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar; 11(Suppl 4):S596-S611.. View in PubMed

Commentary: Evaluation of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation-It is time to teach an old dog new tricks! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 09; 158(3):963-964. . View in PubMed

A Modern Reaffirmation of Surgery as the Optimal Treatment for Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 03; 107(3):941-946. . View in PubMed

Sublobar or Suboptimal: Does Tumor Spread through Air Spaces Signify the End of Sublobar Resections for T1N0 Adenocarcinomas? J Thorac Oncol. 2019 01; 14(1):11-12.. View in PubMed

Fortification of Preservation Solution With Nitroprusside Does Not Alter Lung Allograft Survival in Clinical Human Lung Transplantation Ochsner J. 2019; 19(3):235-240. . View in PubMed

John Lockwood Ochsner: Celebration of life J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 11; 156(5):1769-1771. . View in PubMed

"Milestones" are not "tombstones"! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 06; 155(6):2790-2791. . View in PubMed

Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 05; 105(5):e229-e231. . View in PubMed

Tuberculous tracheobronchial stenosis: avoiding resection-when less is more J Thorac Dis. 2017 Sep; 9(9):E779-E782. . View in PubMed

A History of Thoracic Aortic Surgery Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):307-316. . View in PubMed

You can run, but you can't hide: Good technique but imperfect science J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 05; 153(5):1189-1190. . View in PubMed

Lung Transplantation and the Routine Use of Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Median Sternotomy: Experience at the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute Ochsner J. 2017; 17(1):38-41. . View in PubMed

Assessment of Contemporary Aggressive Surgical Resection for Superior Sulcus and Pancoast Lung Tumors Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; 29(1):89-90. . View in PubMed

Thromboembolism-in-Transit and Patent Foramen Ovale: Should Screening Echocardiogram Be Routine for Thromboembolic Disease? Ochsner J. 2016; 16(3):321-3.. View in PubMed

Long-Term Outcome of the Treatment of Zenker's Diverticulum Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep; 100(3):975-8. . View in PubMed

The evolution of intraoperative support in lung transplantation: Cardiopulmonary bypass to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr; 149(4):1158-60. . View in PubMed

Concurrent aortic valvular disease and pulmonary sequestration: clinical implications Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Dec; 41(6):649-52. . View in PubMed

Outcomes after pregnancy in living lobar lung transplantation Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15; 98(7):692-4. . View in PubMed

The surgeon’s perspective on oesophageal disease, and what it means to pathologists J Clin Pathol. 2014 Oct; 67(10):913-8. . View in PubMed

Rapidly fatal disseminated acanthamoebiasis in a single lung transplant recipient Ann Transplant. 2013 Mar 14; 18:108-11. . View in PubMed

Iatrogenic tracheal injury Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar; 93(3):1001. . View in PubMed

Pericardial constriction after lung transplantation Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct; 90(4):1361-3. . View in PubMed

Aggressive approach to pulmonary embolectomy for massive acute pulmonary embolism: a historical and contemporary perspective Mayo Clin Proc. 2010 Sep; 85(9):782-4. . View in PubMed

Can private, non-university-affiliated cardiothoracic training programs provide sufficient surgical experience in cardiac tumors? J Surg Educ. 2009 Jul-Aug; 66(4):190-2.. View in PubMed

Pulmonary resection of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb; 85(2):412-5. . View in PubMed

Long-term survival in lung transplant recipients after successful preoperative coronary revascularization J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Aug; 130(2):538-41. . View in PubMed

Obstructing tracheobronchial schwannoma J La State Med Soc. 2005 May-Jun; 157(3):159-61. . View in PubMed

Total lung preservation following mainstem-bronchial resection for carcinoid tumor J La State Med Soc. 2003 Sep-Oct; 155(5):256-8. . View in PubMed

Revascularization in severe ventricular dysfunction (15% < OR = LVEF < OR = 30%): a comparison of bypass grafting and percutaneous intervention Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Dec; 74(6):2082-7; discussion 2087. . View in PubMed

Success of lung transplantation without surveillance bronchoscopy J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Mar; 21(3):319-26. . View in PubMed

Innovative medical management with resection for successful treatment of pulmonary mucormycosis despite diagnostic delay J La State Med Soc. 2002 Mar-Apr; 154(2):82-5. . View in PubMed

A history of the diagnosis and treatment of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism Ochsner J. 2002; 4(1):9-13. . View in PubMed

Paul Michael McFadden, M.D. is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Keck School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree and received his general surgery training at Tulane University. He completed his thoracic surgery training at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans in 1981 and joined the Palo Alto Medical Clinic where he became head of Cardiothoracic Surgery and practiced at Stanford University Hospital.

Dr. McFadden returned to the Ochsner Clinic in 1991, where he was appointed Program Director for Thoracic Surgical and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation in the section of cardiothoracic surgery. He held an appointment as Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine from 1991 to 2006. Dr. McFadden joined the USC faculty in 2006.
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