Stephen Deppen, Ph.D.

Dr. Deppen graduated August 2013  and holds a faculty appointment at Vanderbilt as Assistant Professor in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Deppen is also an instructor in the epidemiology PhD program. While a doctoral candidate in the program, Stephen received the 2012 Aflac-AACR scholar in training award for his research in the variation of benign disease after thoracotomy for suspected lung cancer and the best of ASCO in work with Dr. Eric Grogan on accuracy of FDG-PET scans to diagnose lung cancer. He is continuing his research in clinical epidemiology and health services research with a focus on the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for lung cancer.  

Peer-reviewed Publications
Grogan EL, Deppen SA*, Ballman K, Andrade GM, Verdail FC, Aldrich MC, Chen H, Decker PA, Harpole D, Cerfolio R, Keenan R, Jones DR, D'Amico TA, Shrager JB, Meyers BF, Putnam, JB. Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in the ACOSOG Z4031 trial.*co-first author . Annals of Thoracic Surgery.(in press)

Nesbitt JC, St. Julien J, Absi TS, Ahmad RM,  Grogan EL, Balaguer JM, Lambright ES,  Deppen S,  Wu H, Putnam JB, Tissue-Based Coronary Surgery Simulation: Medical Student Deliberate Practice Can Achieve Equivalency to Senior Surgery Residents. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2013.

St. Julien JB, Pinkerman R, Aldrich MC, Chen H, Deppen SA, Callaway-Lane C, Massion P, Putnam JB, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL. Poor survival for veterans with pathologic stage I non-small-cell lung cancer. American Journal of Surgery. 2012 Nov 204(5):626-30.

Deppen SA, Aldrich MA, Berg C, Colditz GA, Petitti D, Hartge P, Haitt RA. Cancer Screening: the journey from epidemiology to policy. Annals of Epidemiology. 2012 June; 22(6):439-45.

Nesbitt JC, Deppen SA, Corcoran R, Cogdill S, Huckabay S, McKnight D, Osborne BF, Werking K, Gardner M, Perrigo L.. Post-Operative ambulation in thoracic surgery patients: An observational study of standard versus modern ambulation methods. Nursing Critical Care. 2012 17(3): 130-7.

Deppen SA, Grogan EL.  Introduction to lung cancer, its epidemiology and diagnosis, IN: Developments in lung cancer science and treatment. Nova Publishers, Ed. Gately, K., 2013 e-publication.

Deppen SA, Grogan EL,Invited Commentary  - Endo C, Sakurada A, Notsuda H, Noda M, Hoshikawa Y, Okada Y, Kondo T. Results of long-term follow-up of patients with completely resected non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg 2012, April; 93(4): 1068-9.