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Thomas Varghese Jr.

Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS

University of Utah
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 N 1900 East, SOM 3C-127
Salt Lake City, UT  84132
United States
1 801 581-5311
1 801-585-5204 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Executive Medical Director (Interim) - Huntsman Cancer Institute (2019-present)
Head, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Utah (2015-present)
Chief Value Officer, Huntsman Cancer Institute (2018-present)
Program Director, CT Surgery Residency, University of Utah (2016-present)
Co-Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute (2015-2018)
Associate Program Director, CT Surgery Residency, University of Utah (2015-2016)
Associate Professor of Surgery (Tenure), University of Utah (2015-present)
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Washington (2012-2015)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Washington (2007-2012))
Medical Director, Thoracic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center (2007-2015)
Associate Program Director, CT Surgery Residency, University of Washington (2010-2015)

Other Interests

Thoracic Oncology
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Health Services Research


Research interests include systems-based interventions for the uptake of research findings into healthcare (implementation science); educational interventions for patient-centered care; the use of social media in public health initiatives; and health services research using population-based data, cost & utility analyses and patient-derived outcomes.

Additional Educational Information

University of Michigan CT Surgery Fellowship (2005-2007)
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Northwestern University (MS 2003)
Northwestern University General Surgery Residency (1998-2005)
Research Fellowship, Northwestern University Div. of Organ Transplantation (1997-1998; 2001-2003)
Rotating Resident Internship, Goverment Medical College - Trivandrum, Kerala India (1995-1996)
Government Medical College - Trivandrum, University of Kerala, India (MD 1995)

Practice Areas

  • Thoracic
  • Diaphragm - Reconstruction
  • Diaphragm - Tumors
  • Education
  • Esophagus - Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer - Surgery
  • Esophagus - Motility Disorders
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung - Cancer
  • Lung Cancer - Surgery
  • Lung - Congenital Malformations
  • Lung - Metastases
  • Mediastinum - Congenital Malformations
  • Mediastinum - Cysts
  • Mediastinum - Thymus
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • VATS
  • Pleura - Effusion
  • Pleura - Inflammation/Infection
  • Pleura - Mesothelioma
  • Professional Affairs
  • Thoracic
  • Thoracic Guidelines
  • Trachea and Bronchi - Tumors