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David M. Jablons


Chief of Thoracic Surgery

About me

Dr. David M. Jablons, a renowned lung cancer expert, is chief of general thoracic surgery at UCSF Medical Center and leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Jablons also is director of the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Laboratory, where he is investigating molecular biology and genomics.

Jablons earned an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University. He completed a surgical residency at Tufts Medical Center.

Jablons has written numerous research papers and frequently lectures on lung cancer at national and international meetings. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Education

    Albany Medical College, 1984

  • Residencies

    Tufts-New England Medical Center, General Surgery, 1991

  • Fellowships

    New York Hospital-Cornell University, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
137 Reviews
Dr Jablons explained things extraordinarily well. The entire visit was highly educational (and comforting)
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
136 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
135 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
127 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
135 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
134 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
134 Reviews