DuyKhanh Pham Ceppa, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical School: Duke University
Residency: Duke University (General Surgery)
Fellowship: Duke University (Cardiothoracic)


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North
IU Health West

Location Information

Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Inc.

545 Barnhill Dr., Ste 215

Indianapolis, IN 46202

IU Health University Hospital

550 N. University Blvd., SOPA

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests


Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment  Clinical Trials

Clinical Interests: Thoracic Oncology (pulmonary mailgnancies, mediastinal malignancies, chest wall tumors, esophageal malignancies)
Clinical Research Interests: National database  and Outcomes research focusing on minimally-invasive pulmonary resections and esophageal cancer.

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Sarkaria IS, Pham DK, Ghossein RA, Hezel M, Ebright MI, Memoli N, Zakowski MF, Chuai S, Venkatraman ES, Miller VA, Kris MG, Rusch VW, Singh B. SCCRO Expression Correlates with Invasive Progression in Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma. Annals of Thor Surgery 2004; 78(5):1734-41.
  2. Talbot SG, Estilo C, Maghami EM, Sarkaria IS, Pham DK, O-charoenrat P, Socci ND, Ngai I, Ghossein R, Viale A, Park BJ, Rusch VW, Singh B. Gene Expression Profiling Allows Distinction Between Primary and Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Lung. Cancer Research 2005; 65(8):3063-71.
  3. Riely GJ, Pao W, Pham DK, Li AR, Rizvi N, Venkatraman ES, Zakowski MF, Kris MG, Ladanyi M, Miller VA. Clinical course of patients with non-small cell lung cancer and epidermal growth factor receptor exon 19 and exon 21 mutations treated with gefitinib or erlotinib. Clin Cancer Res 2006; 12(3 Pt 1): 839-44.
  4. Pham DK, Kris MG, Riely GJ , Sarkaria IS, McDonough T, Chuai S, Venkatraman ES, Miller VA, Ladanyi M, Pao W, Wilson RK, , Singh B, Rusch VW. Use of Cigarette Smoking History to estimate the Likelihood of Mutations in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Gene Exons 19 and 21 in Lung Adenocarcinomas. J Clin Oncol 2006; 24: 1700-1704.
  5. Petersen RP, Pham DK, Toloza EM, Burfeind WR, Harpole DH, Hanish SI, D'Amico TA. Thoracoscopic Lobectomy: a Safe and Effective Strategy for Patients Receiving Induction Therapy for NSCLC. Ann Thor Surg 2006; 82: 214-218.
  6. Petersen RP, Pham DK, Burfeind WR, Hanish SI, Toloza EM, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA. Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Facilitates the Delivery of Chemotherapy after Resection of Lung Cancer. Ann Thor Surg 2007; 83: 1245-1250.
  7. Marks JL, McLellan MD, Zakowski MF, Lash AE, Kasai Y, Broderick S, Sarkaria IS, Pham DK, Singh B, Miner TL, Fewell GA, Fulton LL, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Kris MG, Rusch VW, Varmus H, Pao W. Mutational analysis of EGFR and related signaling pathways genes in lung adenocarcinomas identifies a novel somatic kinase domain mutation in FGFR4. PLoS ONE 2007; 2(5): e426.
  8. Sarkaria IS, Zakowski MF, Pham DK, Hezel M, Ebright MI, Chuai S, Venkatraman ES, Kris MG, Rusch VW, Singh B. Epidermal growth factor receptor signaling in adenocarcinomas with bronchioloalveolar components. Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 85(1): 216-223.
  9. Pham DK, Balderson S, D'Amico TA. VATS Segmentectomy. Oper Tech in Thor & Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 13(3): 188-203.
  10. Pham DK, Harpole DH. Stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer recurrence: elucidating the prognostic factors. Thorax 2009; 64(3): 185-6.
  11. Broderick SR, Golas BJ, Pham DK, Towe CW, Talbot SG, Kaufman A, Bains S, Huryn LA, Yonekawa Y, Carlson D, Hambardzumyan D, Ramanathan Y, Singh B. SCCRO promotes glioma formation and malignant progression in mice. Neoplasia 2010; 12(6): 476-84.
  12. *Ceppa DP. Balderson SS. D'Amico TA. Technique of Thoracoscopic Basilar Segmentectomy. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2011; 23(1): 64-6.
  13. *Ceppa DP, Welsby IJ, Onaitis MW, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA, Berry MF. Perioperative management of patients on clopidogrel (Plavix) undergoing major lung resection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011; 92(6): 1971-6.
  14. Ceppa EP, *Ceppa DP, Omotosho PA, Dickerson JA, Park CW, Portenier DD. Algorithm to diagnose the etiology of hypoglycemia following roux-en-y gastric bypass for morbid obesity: case series and review of the literature. Surg for Obesity and Related Diseases 2012; 8(5): 641-7.
  15. *Ceppa DP, Kosinski AS, Berry MF, Tong BC, Harpole DH, Mitchell JD, D'Amico TA, Onaitis MW. 2012. Thoracoscopic lobectomy has increasing benefit in patients with poor pulmonary function: an STS Database analysis. Annals of Surgery 2012; 256(3): 487-93.
  16. Kesler KA, Pillai ST, Birdas TJ, Rieger KM, Okereke IC, *Ceppa DP, Socas J, Starnes SL. "Supercharged" isoperistaltic colon interposition for long-segment esophageal reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg 2013; 95(4):1162-8.
  17. Moremen JR, Tong BC, †Ceppa DP. Thoracoscopic superior segmentectomy. Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2014; 3(2): 202-3.
  18. Moremen JR, Skopelja EN, †Ceppa DP. The role of induction therapy. J Thorac Dis 2014; 6(Suppl 3): S309-13.
  19. Weber DJ, Okereke IC, Birdas TJ, *Ceppa DP, Rieger KM, Kesler KA. The "cut-in patch-out" technique for Pancoast tumor resection in postoperative pain reduction: a case control study. J Cardiothorac Surg 2014; 9: 163-171.
  20. Hardaker TJ, *Ceppa DP, Okereke IC, Rieger KM, Jalal SI, LeBlanc JK, DeWitt JM, Kesler KA, Birdas T. Treatment of clinical T2N0M0 esophageal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2014; 21(12): 3739-43.
  21. Carter-Harris L, *Ceppa DP, Hanna N, Rawl SM. Lung cancer screening: what do long-term smokers know and believe? Health Expect 2015 (in press) [epub ahead of print doi: 10.111/hex.12433].
  22. *Ceppa DP. Results of pulmonary resection: sarcoma and germ cell tumour. Thorac Surg Clin 2016; 26(1): 49-54.
  23. Mosher CE, Winger JG, Hanna N, Jalal SI, EInhorn LH, Birdas TJ, *Ceppa DP, Kesler KA, Schmitt J, Kashy DA, Champion VL. Randomized pilot trial of a telephone symptom management intervention for symptomatic lung cancer patients and their family caregivers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (in press) [epub ahead of print doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.04.006.].

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