Sean Conor Wightman

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1520 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    1. Invited Commentary: Unprofessionalism Is a Contagion: Burnout Prevention Is the Cure. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 Sep 01; 235(3):548-549. Donohue SJ, Wightman SC. PMID: 35588505.
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    2. Adjuvant chemotherapy for visceral pleural invasion in 3-4-cm non-small-cell lung cancer improves survival. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 06 15; 62(1). Wightman SC, Lee JY, Ding L, Atay SM, Shemanski KA, McFadden PM, David EA, Kim AW. PMID: 35325098.
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    3. Patterns of Use of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Compared With Surgery for Definitive Treatment of Primary Early-stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2022 04 01; 45(4):146-154. Jang JK, Atay SM, Ding L, David EA, Wightman SC, Kim AW, Ye JC. PMID: 35320815; PMCID: PMC8971891.
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    4. The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 09; 114(3):940. Wightman SC, David EA. PMID: 35346630.
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    5. Esophagectomy for Permanent Mesh Migration After Transthoracic Hiatal Hernia Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 08; 114(2):e89-e91. Yin V, Pagteilan J, Atay SM, David EA, Kim AW, Wightman SC. PMID: 34914935.
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    6. Training residents in robotic thoracic surgery. J Thorac Dis. 2021 Oct; 13(10):6169-6178. Alicuben ET, Wightman SC, Shemanski KA, David EA, Atay SM, Kim AW. PMID: 34795968; PMCID: PMC8575838.
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    7. Informed Decision-Making: Knowing Is Not the Same as Doing. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 10; 233(4):578-579. Wightman SC, Shakhsheer BA. PMID: 34563331.
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    8. Primary signet ring cell histology does not portend worse survival for early stage lung cancer following lobectomy. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2022 Feb; 30(2):185-189. Peng T, Yau A, Ding L, David EA, Wightman SC, Atay SM, Kim AW. PMID: 34549632.
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    9. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol Minimizes Intensive Care Unit Utilization and Improves Outcomes Following Pulmonary Resection. World J Surg. 2021 10; 45(10):2955-2963. Peng T, Shemanski KA, Ding L, David EA, Kim AW, Kim M, Lieu DK, Wightman SC, Zhao J, Atay SM. PMID: 34350489; PMCID: PMC8336670.
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    10. Exploring the Potential Different Outcomes Associated With the Different Phenotypes Under the Shared Pathologic T3N0 Designation. JTO Clin Res Rep. 2021 Jun; 2(6):100186. Peng T, Wightman SC, Ding L, Atay SM, Alicuben ET, David EA, Kim AW. PMID: 34590031; PMCID: PMC8474447.
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    11. Regional Variation in Treatment for Highest-Risk Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 04; 113(4):1282-1290. Bick KJ, Ding L, Ebner PJ, Kim AW, Atay SM, Wightman SC, McFadden PM, Farias AJ, David EA. PMID: 33964260.
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    12. Differential outcomes of residual disease in surgically-resected non-small cell lung cancer and the importance of guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy. J Thorac Dis. 2021 May; 13(5):2896-2909. Lieu DK, Ding L, David EA, Wightman SC, Atay SM, McFadden PM, Kim AW. PMID: 34164181; PMCID: PMC8182525.
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    13. Value of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Treatment of Emphysema. Thorac Surg Clin. 2021 May; 31(2):171-175. Wightman SC, McKenna RJ. PMID: 33926670.
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    14. Obtaining Consent in the Preoperative Area: We Can Do Better. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 08; 233(2):314-315. Wightman SC, Shakhsheer BA. PMID: 33878453.
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    15. Gender representation among leadership at national and regional cardiothoracic surgery organizational annual meetings. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):733-744. Shemanski KA, Ding L, Kim AW, Blackmon SH, Wightman SC, Atay SM, Starnes VA, David EA. PMID: 33431207.
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    16. Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in pN-positive Clinical Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy and Resection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 07; 112(1):197-205. Atay SM, Amini M, Ding L, David EA, Mcfadden PM, Wightman SC, Kim AW. PMID: 33121965.
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    17. Understanding thoracic surgeons' perceptions of administrative database analyses and guidelines in clinical decision-making. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):807-816.e1. Shemanski KA, Farias A, Lieu D, Kim AW, Wightman S, Atay SM, Canter RJ, David EA. PMID: 33139063.
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    18. Trends in pneumonectomy for treatment of small-cell lung cancer. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020 Nov; 28(9):583-591. Zhao J, Nguyen A, Ding L, David EA, Atay SM, Wightman SC, McFadden PM, Kim AW. PMID: 32878450.
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    19. Commentary: A breath of fresh air for thoracic surgeons in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era. JTCVS Tech. 2020 Sep; 3:415-416. Wightman SC, David EA. PMID: 32996904; PMCID: PMC7305709.
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    20. Sequence of biologic therapies and surgery affects survival in non-small cell lung cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 122(2):320-327. Xu E, David EA, Ding L, Atay SM, McFadden PM, Wightman SC, Kim AW. PMID: 32436293.
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    21. Commentary: When less is more for lung cancers. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 05; 161(5):1650-1651. Wightman SC, Kim AW. PMID: 32711972.
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    22. Spontaneous Bleeding From Multiple Intercostal Arteries in a Patient With Coarctation of the Aorta. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 08; 110(2):e95-e97. Wightman SC, Wang Y, Rohr AM, Greene CL, Hwang GL, Watkins AC, Lui NS. PMID: 32035043.
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    23. A systematic review of paraneoplastic syndromes associated with thymoma: Treatment modalities, recurrence, and outcomes in resected cases. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 160(1):306-314.e14. Zhao J, Bhatnagar V, Ding L, Atay SM, David EA, McFadden PM, Stamnes S, Lechtholz-Zey E, Wightman SC, Detterbeck FC, Kim AW. PMID: 31982129.
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    24. Commentary: This Story About Three Pigs Is No Fable. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(2):367-368. Wightman SC, Kim AW. PMID: 31760141.
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    25. Non-Myasthenia Gravis Immune Syndromes and the Thymus: Is There a Role for Thymectomy? Thorac Surg Clin. 2019 May; 29(2):215-225. Wightman SC, Shrager JB. PMID: 30928003.
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    26. Extremes of body mass index and postoperative complications after esophagectomy. Dis Esophagus. 2017 May 01; 30(5):1-6. Wightman SC, Posner MC, Patti MG, Ganai S, Watson S, Prachand V, Ferguson MK. PMID: 28375438.
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    27. An organized approach to complex ethical cases on a surgical service. World J Surg. 2014 Jul; 38(7):1664-7. Wightman SC, Angelos P. PMID: 24740838.
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    28. Prognostic value of xanthine oxidoreductase expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2011 Feb; 71(2):186-90. Kim AW, Batus M, Myint R, Fidler MJ, Basu S, Bonomi P, Faber LP, Wightman SC, Warren WH, McIntire M, Arvanitis LD, Gattuso P, Xu X, Liptay MJ. PMID: 20570389.
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    29. An unusual case of Aspergillus fibrosing mediastinitis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct; 88(4):1352-4. Wightman SC, Kim AW, Proia LA, Faber LP, Gattuso P, Warren WH, Liptay MJ. PMID: 19766844.
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    30. Pneumonectomy after chemoradiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer: does "side" really matter? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep; 88(3):937-43; discussion 944. Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Basu S, Wightman SC, Weber JA, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ. PMID: 19699924.
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