Education and Expertise
Dr. John Kucharczuk earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency and his thoracic and cardiac surgery fellowship at the Penn Hospital.
He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He practices thoracic surgery at the Penn Hospital and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia. He is specialized in treating lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and asbestosis.
Dr. John Kucharczuk hopes his research will find a better way to destroy cancer cells.
Turning Problems Into Solutions
Dr. John Kucharczuk studies gene therapy and other novel approaches in hopes of advancing treatment for thoracic malignancies. One of his research studies manipulated herpes simplex virus genes to destroy cancer cells and prevent cancer spread. Dr. Kucharczuk hopes his research will find a better way to destroy cancer cells. He remains committed to providing his patients with the best treatments for asbestos-related disease.