Lucas Thornblade, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Boston University School of MedicineMD5/2012
    University of WashingtonMPH5/2017
    University of WashingtonResidency6/2019General Surgery
    City of Hope National Medical CenterFellowship7/2021Surgical Oncology
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    Boston University School of Medicine2011Alpha Omega Alpha
    Hue University College of Medicine and Pharmacy2007  - 2008Fulbright Fellowship

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    Dr. Lucas W. Thornblade, MD MPH is a Board Certified Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist who joined UCSF and the Alameda Health System at Highland Hospital in September 2021. He completed his training in General Surgery at the University of Washington and in Complex General Surgical Oncology at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles. He has expertise in gastrointestinal malignancies including colon, gastric, pancreas, and liver cancers, as well as melanoma and sarcoma. His research and career interests lie in measuring and addressing disparities in cancer care delivery among the underserved with a focus on advanced colorectal cancer.

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    1. Surgical Cancer Care in Safety-Net Hospitals: a Systematic Review. J Gastrointest Surg. 2023 Dec; 27(12):2920-2930. Wong P, Victorino GP, Sadjadi J, Knopf K, Maker AV, Thornblade LW. PMID: 37968551.
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    2. Impact of safety-net hospital burden on achievement of textbook oncologic outcomes following resection in for stage I-IV colorectal cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2024 Feb; 129(2):284-296. Wong P, Victorino GP, Miraflor E, Alseidi A, Maker AV, Thornblade LW. PMID: 37815003.
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    3. Combined Liver and Colon Resection of Synchronous Colorectal Liver Metastases at a Quaternary Center. J Surg Res. 2023 08; 288:252-260. Choong K, Wong P, Thornblade L, Melstrom K, Lai L, Kaiser A, Singh G, Warner SG, Fakih M, Fong Y, Melstrom LG. PMID: 37030183.
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    4. Paradoxical Association of Hyperglycemia and Surgical Complications Among Patients With and Without Diabetes. JAMA Surg. 2022 09 01; 157(9):765-770. Chen JY, Nassereldine H, Cook SB, Thornblade LW, Dellinger EP, Flum DR. PMID: 35704308; PMCID: PMC9201741.
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    5. Use of Large Retrospective Databases to Guide Tumor Staging Criteria. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 05; 29(5):2752-2753. Dominguez DA, Thornblade LW. PMID: 35235086.
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    6. Salvage regional therapy using hepatic artery infusion pump in unresectable chemotherapy resistant colorectal liver metastases. Am J Surg. 2022 06; 223(6):1151-1156. O'Leary MP, Wang C, Sandhu J, Malhotra GK, Thornblade LW, Lau C, Melstrom LG, Fong Y, Singh G, Fakih MG. PMID: 34696847.
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    7. Patterns of Whole Exome Sequencing in Resected Cholangiocarcinoma. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Aug 12; 13(16). Thornblade LW, Wong P, Li D, Warner SG, Chang S, Raoof M, Kessler J, Amini A, Lin J, Chung V, Singh G, Fong Y, Melstrom LG. PMID: 34439216; PMCID: PMC8394619.
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    8. Colorectal cancer ovarian metastases. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 08; 31(8):1137-1144. Thornblade LW, Han E, Fong Y. PMID: 34083378.
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    9. Elective Surgery for Diverticulitis and the Risk of Recurrence and Ostomy. Ann Surg. 2021 06 01; 273(6):1157-1164. Thornblade LW, Simianu VV, Davidson GH, Flum DR. PMID: 31651534; PMCID: PMC7174092.
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    10. Simulation-Based Training in Robotic Surgery: Contemporary and Future Methods. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2021 May; 31(5):556-560. Thornblade LW, Fong Y. PMID: 33835885.
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    11. Does surgery provide a survival advantage in non-disseminated poorly differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms? Surgery. 2021 06; 169(6):1417-1423. Thornblade LW, Warner SG, Melstrom L, Ituarte PHG, Chang S, Li D, Fong Y, Singh G. PMID: 33637345.
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    12. Metachronous peritoneal metastases following curative resection for colon cancer: Understanding risk factors and patterns of recurrence. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Feb; 123(2):622-629. Le VH, Thornblade L, Ituarte PHG, Lai LL, Melstrom KA. PMID: 33616972.
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    13. Association of Race/Ethnicity With Overall Survival Among Patients With Colorectal Liver Metastasis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 09 01; 3(9):e2016019. Thornblade LW, Warner S, Melstrom L, Singh G, Fong Y, Raoof M. PMID: 32902648; PMCID: PMC7489807.
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    14. Management Considerations for the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Cancer During the Global Covid-19 Pandemic. Ann Surg. 2020 08; 272(2):e98-e105. O'Leary MP, Choong KC, Thornblade LW, Fakih MG, Fong Y, Kaiser AM. PMID: 32675510; PMCID: PMC7373490.
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    15. Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19: A Review for Surgeons. Ann Surg. 2020 08; 272(2):e132-e138. Stewart CL, Thornblade LW, Diamond DJ, Fong Y, Melstrom LG. PMID: 32675516; PMCID: PMC7268841.
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    16. The Paradox of Hyperglycemia and Surgical Outcomes in Patients with and without Diabetes. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 May/Jun; 20(4):338-339. Thompson R, Khor S, Thornblade LW, Flum DR, Sobel M. PMID: 30807266; PMCID: PMC6913114.
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    17. The Safety of Expectant Management for Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: A Systematic Review. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 04; 23(4):846-859. Thornblade LW, Verdial FC, Bartek MA, Flum DR, Davidson GH. PMID: 30788717; PMCID: PMC6988581.
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    18. Standardization of perioperative care facilitates safe discharge by postoperative day five after pancreaticoduodenectomy. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0209608. Daniel SK, Thornblade LW, Mann GN, Park JO, Pillarisetty VG. PMID: 30592736; PMCID: PMC6310358.
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    19. Challenges in Predicting Recurrence After Resection of Node-Negative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 11; 106(5):1460-1467. Thornblade LW, Mulligan MS, Odem-Davis K, Hwang B, Waworuntu RL, Wolff EM, Kessler L, Wood DE, Farjah F. PMID: 30031845; PMCID: PMC6347463.
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    20. Variability in invasive mediastinal staging for lung cancer: A multicenter regional study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 06; 155(6):2658-2671.e1. Thornblade LW, Wood DE, Mulligan MS, Farivar AS, Hubka M, Costas KE, Krishnadasan B, Farjah F, SCOAP-CERTAIN Collaborative. PMID: 29534904; PMCID: PMC6487876.
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    21. Enhanced Recovery via Peripheral Nerve Block for Open Hepatectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 06; 22(6):981-988. Thornblade LW, Seo YD, Kwan T, Cardoso JH, Pan E, Dembo G, Yeung RSW, Park JO. PMID: 29404987; PMCID: PMC5966330.
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    22. Predicting Future Elective Colon Resection for Diverticulitis Using Patterns of Health Care Utilization. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2018 Jan 24; 6(1):1. Thornblade LW, Flum DR, Flaxman AD. PMID: 29881759; PMCID: PMC5983027.
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    23. Facility-Level Factors and Outcomes After Skilled Nursing Facility Admission for Trauma and Surgical Patients. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 01; 19(1):70-76.e1. Thornblade LW, Arbabi S, Flum DR, Qiu Q, Fawcett VJ, Davidson GH. PMID: 29042263; PMCID: PMC5742547.
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    24. Surgeon attitudes and practice patterns in managing small bowel obstruction: a qualitative analysis. J Surg Res. 2017 11; 219:347-353. Thornblade LW, Truitt AR, Davidson GH, Flum DR, Lavallee DC. PMID: 29078904; PMCID: PMC5679108.
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    25. A Nationwide Rise in the Use of Stents for Benign Esophageal Perforation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul; 104(1):227-233. Thornblade LW, Cheng AM, Wood DE, Mulligan MS, Saunders MD, He H, Oelschlager BK, Flum DR, Farjah F. PMID: 28577842; PMCID: PMC5546797.
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    26. Improving transitions of care across the spectrum of healthcare delivery: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding variability in outcomes across hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Am J Surg. 2017 May; 213(5):910-914. Davidson GH, Austin E, Thornblade L, Simpson L, Ong TD, Pan H, Flum DR. PMID: 28396033; PMCID: PMC5842800.
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    27. Comparative Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Conventional Approaches for Major or Challenging Hepatectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May; 224(5):851-861. Thornblade LW, Shi X, Ruiz A, Flum DR, Park JO. PMID: 28163089; PMCID: PMC5443109.
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    28. Preoperative Immunonutrition and Elective Colorectal Resection Outcomes. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Jan; 60(1):68-75. Thornblade LW, Varghese TK, Shi X, Johnson EK, Bastawrous A, Billingham RP, Thirlby R, Fichera A, Flum DR. PMID: 27926559; PMCID: PMC5147426.
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    29. A novel tool for assessing primary care quality at the point of care in Vietnam. Educ Prim Care. 2016 Sep; 27(5):416-420. Thornblade LW, Henry EG, Minh Tam N, Markuns JF. PMID: 27583531.
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