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Dr. Pierre Theodore received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in general surgery and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also completed fellowships in transplant biology fellowship at Harvard Medical School and in cardiothoracic surgery at La Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France. In 2004, Dr. Theodore joined the UCSF faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. In November 2007, he was named as the first recipient of the Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Oncology.
Dr. Theodore has extensive experience in minimally invasive
thoracic surgery, a surgical technique that shortens hospitals
stays, reduces pain and allows lung cancer patients to better
tolerate adjuvant (post-surgical) chemotherapy treatment, if
required. Dr. Theodore is an experienced lung transplant surgeon,
the first in California to perform a non-heart-beating lung donor
(NHBD) harvest, a breakthrough that holds great promise for
alleviating organ shortages. Dr. Theodore is currently
investigating lung transplants as a therapy for lung cancer
patients with multifocal bronchioalveolar carcinoma (BAC).
Dr. Theodore is a member of the Stanley J. Sarnoff Endowment, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society for Heart Lung Transplant, The Transplantation Society, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He also served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve Medical Corps.
Edward Kim, M.D. and Pierre R. Theodore, M.D. will be among the recipients of 2011 Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educator's Excellence in Teaching Awards at the Academy's annual Celebration on Monday, September 19, 2011. The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is dedicated to creating an environment that enhances the status of teachers at UCSF, promotes and rewards teaching excellence, fosters curricular innovation and encourages scholarship in medical education.
Dr. Pierre Theodore was named the recipient of the newly created Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Oncology. Dr.Theodore, an Assistant Professor of Surgery performs lung transplants and surgery for lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer.