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Taine T. V. Pechet, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery

 
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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Surgery
266 Wright Saunders Building
39th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Frances Hicks
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-9195
Administrative Fax: 215-243-3243

Contact Information (internal use only)

taine.pechet@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Pechet completed college and medical school at Harvard University, and trained in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and is board certified in general surgery. He trained in Thoracic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, and is a board certified thoracic surgeon. He is Vice Chief of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center-Presbyterian, and practices all aspects of general thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include all areas of thoracic oncology, including advanced lung and esophageal cancers, as well as end-stage lung disease. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, and is experienced in the surgical treatment of esophageal reflux, benign esophageal diseases and hyperhidrosis. He frequently performs minimally invasive lung cancer operations such as VATS lobectomies, and is interested in adapting advanced video technologies to the operating room. He also is experienced in tracheal surgery and interventional bronchoscopy, including palliative care. He has a major interest in clinical research, focusing on improving outcomes following surgery. He is active in the PMC Thoracic Research Laboratory and in development of a lung cancer vaccine. He is a fellow of numerous national surgical societies.

 
Faculty Appointments
1992 - 1995 Clinical Fellow in Surgery
Harvard University Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1995 - 1997 Research Fellow in Surgery
Harvard University Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1997 - 1999 Clinical Fellow in Surgery
Harvard University Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
 
2001 - 2004 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2010 Assistant Professor of Surgery at PPMC, HUP and PAH
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2011 - present Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1992 - 1999 Hospital rotations as Surgical Intern and Resident including:
Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
West Roxbury/Brockton Veterans Administration Hospital
West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1995 - 1997 Surgical Resident Moonlighter
Department of Surgery, South Shore Hospital
South Weymouth, Massachusetts
 
1995 - 1997 Surgical Resident Moonlighter, Carney Hospital
Department of Surgery, Dorchester, Massachusetts
 
1999 - 2001 Hospital rotations as cardiothoracic surgery resident include:
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
 
2001 - 2004 Staff Surgeon, Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2001- 2004 Director, Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - 2004 Staff Surgeon, TJU Hospital – Methodist Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - present Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
 
2004 - present Staff Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital
 
2004 - present Attending Physician
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - present Active Physician, Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2013 Vice Chief of Surgery, Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006-present Director, Penn Lung Center at Shore Memorial Hospital
Somers Point, New Jersey
 
2008-2009 President-Elect of the Medical Staff, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009-2011 President of the Medical Staff, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012-present Physican Leader, Operating Room/Perioperative Unit Based Clinical Leadership Council
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2013-present  Interim Chief of Surgery Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
 
Other Appointments
2003 - 2004 Associate Program Director
Thoracic Surgical Residency
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2004 Director, Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - present Director, Penn Lung Center at Shore Memorial Hospital
Somers Point, New Jersey
 
2007 - 2009 President-Elect of the Medical Staff
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present President of the Medical Staff
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1983 - 1988 A.B. Harvard University (Biology, magna cum laude)
 
1988 - 1992 M.D. Harvard Medical School
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1992 - 1993 Intern in Surgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1993 - 1995 Resident in Surgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1995 - 1997 Research Fellowship, Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1997 - 1998 Senior Resident in Surgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1998 - 1999 Chief Resident in Surgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1999 - 2001 Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Track
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
2005 Wharton Executive Management Program for Academic Surgery Leaders
Wharton School/Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 Academic Medicine Leadership Program
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
1999 - present American Association for Thoracic Surgery General Thoracic Biology Club
 
1999 - present  American College of Surgeons
 
2001 - present International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
 
2003 - present American College of Chest Physicians
 
2003 - present  General Thoracic Surgical Club
 
2003 - present Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
 
2003 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
2011 - present International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group
 
Local/Regional Societies
1991 - present Massachusetts Medical Society
 
2001 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society
 
2001 - present Philadelphia County Medical Society
 
Scientific Committees
2009 - 2011 American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Cancer Liaison Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
 
Research
 
Research Interests
  • Lung transplantation
  • Acute lung injury following lung transplantation
  • Vascular biology of lung cancer
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Pathogenesis of spontaneous pneumothoraces
 
Research Experiences
1985 - 1985 Seawater Pollution Analysis
Laboratory of Dr. Anthony Knap
Marine and Atmospheric Program
Bermuda Biological Station for Research
St. Georges, Bermuda
 
1985 - 1986 Mediation of Insulin Secretion
Laboratory of Prof. C.N. Hales
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
 
1987 - 1988 Thymocyte Receptor Competency
Laboratory of Dr. Stephen Krane
Arthritis Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
 
1989 - 1989 Isolation of Tumor Suppressing Proteins
Laboratory of Dr. David Livingston
Division of Neoplastic Disease Mechanisms
Dana Farber Cancer Institute/ Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1995 - 1997 Mediation of Local/Remote Reperfusion Injury
Acid and Meconium Aspiration Injury
Laboratory of Dr. Herbert Hechtman
Department of Surgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Weiser MR, Pechet TT, Williams JP, Ma M, Frenette PS, Moore FD, Kobzik L, Hines RO, Wagner DD, Carroll MC, Hechtman HB.  Experimental murine acid aspiration injury is mediated by neutrophils and the alternative complement pathway.  Journal of Applied Physiology 83(4):1090-1095, 1997.
  2. Williams JP, Weiser MR, Pechet TT, Kobzik L, Moore FD Jr, Hechtman HB.  Alpha 1-acid glycoprotein reduces local and remote injuries after intestinal ischemia in the rat.  American Journal of Physiology 273(5 Pt 1):G1031-1035, Nov. 1997.
  3. Williams JP, Pechet TT, Weiser MR, Reid R, Kobzik L, Moore FD Jr, Carroll MC, Hechtman HB.  Intestinal reperfusion injury is mediated by IgM and complement.  Journal of Applied Physiology 86(3):938-942, Mar. 1999.
  4. Pechet TV, de le Morena M, Mendeloff EN, Sweet SC, Shapiro SD, Huddleston CB.  Lung transplantation in children following treatment for malignancy.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 22(2):154-160, Feb. 2003.
  5. Pechet TT, Meyers BF, Guthrie TJ, Battafarano RJ, Trulock EP, Cooper JD, Patterson GA.  Lung transplantation for lymphangioleiomyomatosis.  The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 23(3):301-308, Mar. 2004.
  6. Pechet TTV, Carr SR, Collins JE, Cohn HE, Farber JL.  Arterial invasion predicts early mortality in Stage I non-small cell lung cancer. [Review] Annals of Thoracic Surgery 78(5):1748-1753, Nov. 2004.
  7. Allen M, Darling G, Pechet T, Mitchell J, Herndon J, Landreneau R, Inculet R, Jones D, Meyers B, Harpole D, Putnam J, Rusch V and the ACOSOG Z0030 Study Group.  Morbidity and mortality of major pulmonary resections in patients with early-stage lung cancer:  Initial results of the randomized, prospective ACOSOG Z0030 trial.  Ann Thor Surg 81(3):1013-1020, Mar. 2006.
  8. Almeida FA, Yahid B, Pechet TTV, Costantini PJ, Farber JF.  Lung injury after airbag deployment: Airbag lung.  Injury 37(5):181-183, May 2006.
  9. Leshnower BG, Morris RJ, Pechet TTV.  Management of a mediastinal pheochromo-cytoma causing tracheomalacia.  Ann Thor Surg 84(6):2088-2090, Dec 2007.
  10. Moran A, Jian B, Min H, Pechet T, Fogt F.  Peripheral intrapulmonary lipoma in a 26 year old female: A case report.  Polish Journal of Pathology 2011: 62(2):113-5.
  11. Shah A, Hahn, S, Stetson R, Friedberg J, Pechet T, Sher, D.  Cost-effectiveness of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy versus Surgical Resection for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.  Cancer 119 (17):3123, May 2013
Reviews in Peer-Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Cowan S, Pechet TT.  Pleurectomy-decortication for malignant mesothelioma. [Review] Thoracic Surgery Clinics 14(4):517-521, Nov. 2004
Abstracts, Past 3 Years
  1. Stitelman D, Lowenfeld L, Pechet T, Murayama K.  Laparoscopic resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach.  Accepted for presentation at the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Apr. 2011, Ko Olina, HI.
Editorials, Chapters & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Sundt TM ed; Pechet TTV presenting author:  Clinical-pathological conference in thoracic surgery: Proximal pulmonary artery obstruction secondary to Takayasu arteritis.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 121:163-175, 2001.
  2. Pechet TT, Bogar L, Grunwald Z.  Anesthetic considerations for thoracic trauma.  In Lake CL, Armstead VE: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.  London: Westminster Press, 2002, 6(2):95-103.
  3. Pechet TT, Patterson GA.  Lung transplantation: Surgical options and approaches.  In Yang SC, Camerion DE (eds):  Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  New York: Mosby, 2004, 254-259.
  4. Carr S, Pechet TTV.  Solitary pulmonary nodule.  Sect. IV, Chap. 14 in Souba WW (ed. chair): ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice.  Chicago, IL:  WebMD.com, published on-line Apr. 2006.
  5. Pechet TTV.  Solitary pulmonary nodule.  Sect. IV, Chap. 5 in Ashley SW (ed.): ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice. Decker, published on-line 2010 (http://www.acssurgery.com/acssurgery/institutional/tableOfContent.action).
  6. Jassar A, Pechet TTV.  Care of the Thoracic Patient.  In Lanken, Manaker, Kohl, Hanson eds.   The Intensive Care Unit Manual, Second Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2013
  7. Pechet TTV.  Pulmonary Sequestrations.  Chapter 38 in Yang and Cameron: Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  In press
Alternative Media
  1. Pechet TV.  Minimally invasive thoracic surgery.  Comcast Newsmakers Headline News, June 26, 2006.
  2. Pechet TV.  Lung cancer and the Penn Lung Center.  NBC 40 Health Update, Nov. 2006.
  3. Pechet TV.  Lung cancer.  NBC 40 Health Update, Dec. 2006.
  4. Pechet TV.  Thoracic surgery advances.  Comcast Newsmakers Headline News, Jan. 2007.
  5. Pechet TV.  The environment and thoracic health.  Comcast Newsmakers Headline News, Apr. 2007.
  6. Pechet TV.  The role of community institutions in health care.  Comcast Newsmakers Headline News, Apr. 2007.
  7. Pechet TV.  Treating lung cancer, Part II.  Health Today TV, NJ, Apr. 2010.
  8. Pechet TV.  Thoracic Surgery, Talk Philly, CBS Philadelphia, Oct 2011
 
Awards
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
1984-1985 Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Achievement
 
1987-1988 Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Achievement
 
1997 Harvard University Varsity Football Letter
 
1997 John Mannick Research Competition Winner
 
1999 Francis D. Moore Award for Senior Resident Teaching
 
2002 America’s Top Surgeons (Consumers’ Research Council of America)
 
2002 America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals
 
2004  Strathmore’s Who’s Who Lifetime Member
 
2009 Patient Advocacy Award, PPMC Office of Patient Affairs
 
2011 Castle-Connolly/Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors
 
2012 Castle-Connolly/Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors
 
2013 Castle-Connolly/Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors

Dr. Taine Pechet

 
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