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Colleen B. Gaughan, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery

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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Lancaster General Hospital
555 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Administrative Assistant:
Telephone: 717-544-5511

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Lancaster General Hospital


Colleen B. Gaughan, MD earned her medical degree and completed her general surgery residency at Temple University, finishing in 2005. She completed her first fellowship in Thoracic and Foregut Surgery at the University of Southern California in 2007. She went on to complete a second fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Miami in 2009.

She is board certified in both general and cardiothoracic surgery and has been in practice since 2009, specializing in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, tumors of the mediastinum, chest wall and trachea, including a wide variety of noncancerous conditions. Dr. Gaughan is an expert in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal motility disorders and innovative methods for staging gastrointestinal malignancies. She uses a wide breadth of techniques and years of training and expertise to find the right solution for her patients' health problems.

Faculty Appointments
1/2015 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009 - 2014 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1/2015 - present Attending Physician
Lancaster General Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
02/2014 - 12/2015 Attending Surgeon, Abington Memorial Hospital
Abington, Pennsylvania
2011 - 2014 Medical Director, Main General Surgical Floor and Dedicated Thoracic Surgery Unit
2010 - 2014 Surgical Director, LVRS Program
2009 - 2014 Surgical Director, Benign Esophageal Program
2009 - 2014 Attending Surgeon, Temple University Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996 - 2000 MD - Temple University School of Medicine
1994 - 1996 Post-baccalaureate Pre-health Program, University of Pennsylvania
1988 - 1992 BA - Temple University (Psychology)
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2007 - 2009 Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida
2006 - 2007  Faculty Fellow, Department of Surgery
Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
2005 - 2006 Research Associate, Department of Surgery
Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
2000 - 2005 Residency in General Surgery
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National/International Societies
2000 - present  American College of Surgeons
2005 - present Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
2007 - present American College of Chest Physicians
2007 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
2011 - present International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
2012 - present International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Chair, Web Committee, 2012-present
2013 - present American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
Local/Regional Societies
2009 - present    Pennsylvania Medical Society
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Ricci M, Gaughan CB, Rossi M, Andreopoulos C, Salerno T, Panos AL.  Initial experience with the Tandem Heart circulatory support system in children.  ASAIO Journal 54(5):542-545, Sept./Oct. 2008.
  2. Gaughan CB, Nguyen D, Ricci M.  Neonatal bronchial reconstruction after Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 87(3):e16-17, Mar. 2009.
  3. Salerno TA, Gaughan CB, Suarez M, Panos AL.  Control of troublesome bleeding during repair of acute type A dissection with use of modified rapid deployment hemostat (MRDH).  Journal of Cardiac Surgery 24(6):722-724, Nov./Dec. 2009.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Rolandelli RH, Gaughan CB, Fukuchi SG, Parquet G.  Reconstruction of the gastrointestinal tract following complications of surgery for morbid obesity.  [Case Report] Contemporary Surgery 56(8):464-471, Aug. 1999.
  2. Gaughan CB, Parikh AA, Daly JM.  Complications of surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract.  Chap. 10 in Hakim NS, Papalois VE (eds.): Surgical Complications: Diagnosis and Treatment.  London: Imperial College Press, 2007, 333-362.
  3. Gaughan CB, Hagen JA.  Esophageal achalasia.  Minimally Invasive Surgery Section, Chap. 19 in Cameron AM, Cameron JL (eds.): Current Surgical Therapy, Ninth Edition.  St. Louis: Mosby, 2008, 1327-1331.
  4. Gaughan CB, Panos AL.  Anatomy of the lungs.  Chap. in Salerno TA (ed.): Principles of Pulmonary Protection in Heart Surgery.  New York: Springer, 2009, 3-8.
  5. Bhavsar T, Uppal G, Travaline JM, Gaughan CB, Huang Y, Khurana JS.  An unusual case of microscopic alveolar adenoma coexisting with lung adenocarcinoma: A case report and review of the literature. [Case Report] Journal of Medical Case Reports 5:187, Nov. 2011.
  6. Gaughan C, Dempsey DT.  Management of duodenal ulcer.  Chap. in Cameron AM, Cameron JL (eds.): Current Surgical Therapy, 10th Edition.  Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2011, 68-73.
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2008 - 2009  DeWitt-Daughtry Department of Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow of the Year
2007 - 2008 DeWitt-Daughtry Department of Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow of the Year
2005 Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Inter-City Grand Rounds Clinical Research Award
2000 W. Emory Burnett Award for outstanding work in surgery, Temple University
2000 Alpha Omega Alpha, Temple University

Colleen Gaughan

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