Cherie P. Erkmen, MD

Dr. Erkman

Professor and Collaborating Member, Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control
Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Professor, Center for Asian Health, Temple University
Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program and Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Temple University Hospital

Treatment Focus

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Novel intraoperative imaging techniques and the meaningful application in treating lung cancer
  • Decisional sciences surrounding lung cancer screening

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2008
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006
  • Fellowship, Surgery (Research), Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2004
  • Residency, General Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2005
  • Internship, General Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999
  • MD, UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA, 1998
  • BA, Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1993


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Chest Physicians
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Selected Publications

Parungo CP, Brooks DC, The pregnant surgical patient in ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice. American College of Surgeons; 2003.

Erkmen CP, Ducko CT, Jalkitsch MT, Thoracic Incisions in Adult Chest Surgery. McGraw-Hill Company; June 2009.

Erkmen CP, Hong, J. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Brain and Adrenal Metastasis. Thoracic Oncology: A Multi-disciplinary Approach. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. In Press.

Additional Publications

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