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Cherie P. Erkmen, MD

Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Professor, Center for Asian Health
Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program
Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Temple University Hospital

Cherie Erkmen
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Novel intraoperative imaging techniques and the meaningful application in treating lung cancer
  • Decisional sciences surrounding lung cancer screening
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2008
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006
  • Fellowship, Surgery (Research), Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2004
  • Residency, General Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2005
  • Internship, General Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999
  • MD, UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA, 1998
  • BA, Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1993


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Chest Physicians
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Digital Bibliography

View PubMed Publications

Parungo CP, Brooks DC, The pregnant surgical patient in ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice. American College of Surgeons; 2003.

Erkmen CP, Ducko CT, Jalkitsch MT, Thoracic Incisions in Adult Chest Surgery. McGraw-Hill Company; June 2009.

Erkmen CP, Hong, J. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Brain and Adrenal Metastasis. Thoracic Oncology: A Multi-disciplinary Approach. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. In Press.