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Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Research Narrative:

Dr. Jaklitsch's research is centered around lung cancer in the elderly patients.  He currently is working on a prospective study focused on lung cancer in elderly patients as well as a database regarding lung cancer in elderly patients.


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Bravo-Iñiguez CE, Fox SW, De Leon LE, Tarascio JN, Jaklitsch MT, Jacobson FL. Cumulative nonsmoking risk factors increase the probability of developing lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18.

2. Cooley ME, Blonquist TM, Hong F, Nayak MM, Crouter SE, Hayman LL, Jaklitsch MT, Emmons KM, Bueno R. The effect of a lifestyle risk reduction intervention on lifestyle adherence and health-related quality of life in nonsmall cell lung cancer survivors: Feasibility study outcomes. Psychooncology. 2019 Apr; 28(4):920-923.

3. Burt BM, Richards WG, Lee HS, Bartel S, Dasilva MC, Gill RR, Jaklitsch MT, Johnson BE, Swanson SJ, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. A Phase I Trial of Surgical Resection and Intraoperative Hyperthermic Cisplatin and Gemcitabine for Pleural Mesothelioma. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 09; 13(9):1400-1409.

4. Wiener DC, Bravo-Iñiguez CE, Trien-Vihn Ho V, Qian X, Jaklitsch MT. Graft-Versus-Tumor Effect in Adenocarcinoma of the Lung. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 04; 105(4):e145-e147.

5. Randhawa S, Moore RF, DiSesa V, Kaiser L, Ma GX, Jaklitsch MT, Erkmen CP. Role of Thoracic Surgeons in Lung Cancer Screening: Opportune Time for Involvement. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 03; 13(3):298-300.

6. Wiener DC, Kaplan TB, Bravo-Iñiguez CE, Miller J, Berkowitz AL, Jaklitsch MT. Paraneoplastic Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder as Presentation of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 03; 105(3):e133-e135.

7. Jacobson FL, Jaklitsch MT. Computed Tomography Scanning for Early Detection of Lung Cancer. Annu Rev Med. 2018 01 29; 69:235-245.

8. Digesu CS, Hachey KJ, Gilmore DM, Khullar OV, Tsukada H, Whang B, Chirieac LR, Padera RF, Jaklitsch MT, Colson YL. Long-term outcomes after near-infrared sentinel lymph node mapping in non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar; 155(3):1280-1291.

9. White A, Kucukak S, Bueno R, Servais E, Lee DN, Colson Y, Jaklitsch M, McNamee C, Mentzer S, Wee J, Swanson SJ. Pneumonectomy is safe and effective for non-small cell lung cancer following induction therapy. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Nov; 9(11):4447-4453.

10. George E, Barile M, Tang A, Wiesel O, Coppolino A, Giannopoulos A, Mentzer S, Jaklitsch M, Hunsaker A, Mitsouras D. Utility and reproducibility of 3-dimensional printed models in pre-operative planning of complex thoracic tumors. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep; 116(3):407-415.