Dr. David M. Jablons – Mesothelioma Doctor – Section Chief, General Thoracic Surgery

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University of California Medical Center at Mt. Zion

1600 Divisadero Street
Box 1724
San Francisco, California 94115

Phone: 415.885.3882
Fax: 415.353.9530

Email Address: jablonsd@surgery.ucsf.edu

Dr. David M. Jablons is Section Chief, General Thoracic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California Medical Center at Mt. Zion . He was appointed the positions in 1994. Dr. Jablons specialty interests are molecular biology of lung cancer and surgical therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Dr. Jablons graduated from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1979 with a B.A. in American Literature. He attended Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, where he earned his medical degree (1984). From 1984-1985, Dr. Jablons was an Intern at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, California. Following his Intern, Dr. Jablons went to Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed his Resident in General Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center from 1985-1986.

In 1986, he became a Clinical Associate at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda , Maryland . He continued in this position until 1989, when he returned to Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts to take a position as Senior and Chief Resident in General Surgery (1989-1991).

From 1991-1993, Dr. Jablons was Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cornell University, New York Hospital, in New York, New York. He became Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery back at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, California, from 1993-1995. At the time he was also Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco-Mt. Zion Medical Center (1994-1995).

In addition to his current positions, Dr. Jablons is also Program Leader of Thoracic Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center , Associate Professor of Surgery UCSF, and Ada Distinguished Professor of Thoracic Oncology.

Dr. Jablons numerous publications, articles, and papers to his credit as well as dozens of grants and support totaling well over $2 Million.

Dr. Jablons is a member of more than a dozen professional organizations including the: American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Medical Association (AMA), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), American Association of Immunologists (AAI), Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), Association of Military Surgeons (AMS), United States Naval Reserve (Medical Corps), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the Society of University Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association.

Dr. Jablons is currently researching other therapies in addition to treating pleural mesothelioma with a radical pleurectomy/decortication.

Dr. David M. Jablons is Section Chief, General Thoracic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California Medical Center at Mt. Zion . He was appointed the positions in 1994. Dr. Jablons specialty interests are molecular biology of lung cancer and surgical therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Dr. Jablons graduated from Yale University in New Haven , Connecticut in 1979 with a B.A. in American Literature. He attended Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, where he earned his medical degree (1984). From 1984-1985, Dr. Jablons was an Intern at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, California. Following his Intern, Dr. Jablons went to Boston , Massachusetts , where he completed his Resident in General Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center from 1985-1986.

In 1986, he became a Clinical Associate at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. He continued in this position until 1989, when he returned to Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, to take a position as Senior and Chief Resident in General Surgery (1989-1991).

From 1991-1993, Dr. Jablons was Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cornell University , New York Hospital, in New York , New York . He became Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery back at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland , California from 1993-1995. At the time he was also Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco-Mt. Zion Medical Center (1994-1995).

In addition to his current positions, Dr. Jablons is also Program Leader of Thoracic Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Surgery UCSF, and Ada Distinguished Professor of Thoracic Oncology.

Dr. Jablons numerous publications, articles, and papers to his credit as well as dozens of grants and support totaling well over $2 Million.

Dr. Jablons is a member of more than a dozen professional organizations including the: American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Medical Association (AMA), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), American Association of Immunologists (AAI), Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), Association of Military Surgeons (AMS), United States Naval Reserve (Medical Corps), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the Society of University Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association.

Dr. Jablons is currently researching other therapies in addition to treating pleural mesothelioma with a radical pleurectomy/decortication.