Dr. Patricia Thistlethwaite, MD

Dr. Patricia Thistlethwaite, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Patricia Thistlethwaite, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.Read her story

9434 Medical Center Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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more than 38% of peers
Lung Surgery
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more than 25% of peers
Leukocytosis
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more than 23% of peers

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Dr. Thistlethwaite's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thistlethwaite "Patricia A. Thistlethwaite, MD, PhD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon. She is also Program Director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and a Professor of Surgery. Dr. Thistlethwaite's clinical interests include lung cancer, mediastinal, and chest wall surgery, as well as minimally invasive thoracic surgery and heart and lung transplantation. Dr. Thistlethwaite is involved in multiple areas of clinical research and has been the lead surgeon on major national clinical trials to treat lung cancer.In addition to cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Thistlethwaite runs an active NIH-funded molecular biology laboratory on the UCSD campus, which focuses on innovative approaches to pulmonary hypertension and coronary artery disease. Her national recognition has led to elected membership in the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and numerous other societies and committees. She is an editor of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary Circulation, secretary of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, leadership councilor of the Thoracic Surgeons Directors Association, and the author of more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and many chapters in distinguished cardiothoracic surgery textbooks.Dr. Thistlethwaite earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed her surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and her cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. "

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Meningiomas
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thistlethwaite has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thistlethwaite accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Thistlethwaite has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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