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David M. Jablons


Thoracic and cancer surgeon
Chief of Thoracic Surgery

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

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Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    119 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 01, 2022
    Given the nature of the reason for the visit the experience was very good.
    Feb 27, 2022
    Dr. Jablons in general was wonderful. Intelligent caring informative. I would recommend him to family members without concern. Being a very jocular man it was sometimes hard to tell when he was kidding me and when he was serious about things lines recovery timelines. I also would've liked to have a bit more clarification of the exact details of the surgery proposed. But those issues were minor compared to his overall excellence.
    Jan 25, 2022
    Excellent Dr. I am so thankful to have seen him.
    Jul 17, 2021
    Mar 29, 2021
    I have been contacted many times and sent information through my chart that is easy to access when I need it.
    Feb 05, 2021
    I much appreciate the combination of expertise efficiency and compassion.
    Jan 25, 2021
    i have no concern about my care and well being as long as dr. Jablons is my thoracic surgeon
    Jan 21, 2021
    Jan 16, 2021
    Dec 12, 2020
    Very good experience in all aspects
    Oct 10, 2020
    The outcome of the surgery was very good.
    Sep 28, 2020
    have not yet tried any communications via the computer--which I do not use now though I am pretty good at my iPhone
    Jul 13, 2020
    Dr. Jablons has giving me the best care. This will be the second time having surgery with him. I would recommend him to all