01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. John A. Federico was originally recruited to Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists to help expand their comprehensive thoracic malignancy program. Dr. Frederico was an excellent candidate for their growing team based on his general and thoracic surgery board certifications, as well as his experience as Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Frederico is known for his talent at benign and malignant complex thoracic surgeries and continued interest in minimally invasive management of thoracic cancers. In his efforts to help improve early detection, the doctor established regional lung cancer screening programs in Connecticut.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Speciality: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: General cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgery, named one of the Top Doctors: New York Metro Area in 2014

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency for General Surgery at Maine Medical Center
03. Publications


Pulmonary Resection for Lung Cancer in OctogenariansThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery. March 1997;63(3):785-789. doi: 10.1016/S0003-4975(96)01150-2

Fibrin glue in pulmonary resection: a prospective, randomized, blinded studyThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery. May 2003;75(5):1587-1592. doi: 10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04994-9

Thoracoscopic esophageal mobilization during minimally invasive esophagectomy: a head-to-head comparison of prone versus decubitus positionsSurgical Edoscopy. November 2008;22(11):2485-2491.

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