01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Chadrick E. Denlinger earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and is board certified in general surgery. He specializes in lung and esophageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), advanced lung disease and transplant and mesothelioma.

Dr. Denlinger currently serves as a Professor of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Previousy, he was the Head of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Denlinger also served as the surgical director of MUSC’s lung transplant program.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, advanced lung disease, lung transplant, gastroesophageal reflux disease, cardiothoracic surgery, sarcoma and other thoracic cancers.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for General Surgery at University of Virginia
  • Fellowship for Thoracic Surgery at Washington University
  • Medical Degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine
03. Publications


The HDAC inhibitor panobinostat (LBH589) inhibits mesothelioma and lung cancer cells in vitro and in vivo with particular efficacy for small cell lung cancerAACR Journals. August 2009. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-09-0138

Biomolecular and clinical practice in malignant pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer: what thoracic surgeons should know. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. October 2014;46(4):602-606. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu048

A randomized phase II study of bortezomib and pemetrexed, in combination or alone, in patients with previously treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancerLung Cancer. June 2010;68(3):420-426. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2009.07.011