Dr. John C Kucharczuk MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. John Kucharczuk is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Philadephia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for 22 years. He is one of 22 doctors at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of 3 at Philadephia Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Philadephia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Ranked #11 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1992 - 1999

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1999 - 2001

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

PA State Medical License

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Peripheral immune cell gene expression predicts survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Kossenkov, A. V., Dawany, N., Evans, T. L., Kucharczuk, J. C., Albelda, S. M., Showe, L. C., Showe, M. K., Vachani, A.

A Phase I Trial of the HIV Protease Inhibitor Nelfinavir with Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Unresectable Stage IIIA/IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: A Report of Toxicities and Clinical Response.
Rengan, R., Mick, R., Pryma, D., Rosen, M. A., Lin, L. L., Maity, A. M., Evans, T. L., Stevenson, J. P., Langer, C. J., Kucharczuk, J., Friedberg, J., Prendergast, S., Sharkoski, T., Hahn, S. M.

Chest wall sarcomas and induction therapy.
Kucharczuk, J.C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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