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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Blasberg is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a general thoracic and oncologic surgeon whose practice includes minimally invasive and open treatments for diseases of the esophagus, lung, mediastinum, chest wall, thoracic outlet and diaphragm. Dr. Blasberg uses a multi-disciplinary approach (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, etc.) to the management of esophageal and gastroesophageal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, lung cancer and other malignancies of the chest. In addition, he has a particular interest in benign and malignant diseases of the trachea, including idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis and post-intubation stenosis, as well as complex lung resections requiring bronchoplasty. He also performs first rib resection and anterior scalenectomy for all varieties of thoracic outlet syndrome.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

UW Health Clinics

1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
Esophageal Cancer Clinic
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Lung Cancer Clinic
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Thoracic Surgery Clinic
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Residency St. Lukes Roosevelt Medical Center, New York, NY
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Internship St. Lukes Roosevelt Medical Center, New York, NY
Medical School Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2005

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Blasberg's research interests have previously focused on the development of biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer and tumor recurrence. His current interest is in surgical outcomes and clinical trial development, collaborating within the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program.

PubMed Articles
Janowak CF Blasberg JD Taylor L Maloney JD Macke RA . The Surgical Apgar Score in esophagectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct;150(4):806-12
[PubMed ID: 26234458]
Blasberg JD Wright CD . Surgical considerations in tracheal and carinal resection. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Dec;16(4):190-5
[PubMed ID: 22743220]
Donington JS Blasberg JD . Management of early stage non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients. Thorac Surg Clin. 2012 Feb;22(1):55-65, vi
[PubMed ID: 22108689]
Joseph S Harrington R Walter D Goldberg JD Li X Beck A Litton T Hirsch N Blasberg J Slomiany M Rom W Pass H Donington J . Plasma osteopontin velocity differentiates lung cancers from controls in a CT screening population. Cancer Biomark. 2012;12(4):177-84
[PubMed ID: 23568008]
Blasberg JD Schwartz GS Balaram SK . The role of gender in coronary surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Sep;40(3):715-21
[PubMed ID: 21349733]
Goparaju CM Blasberg JD Volinia S Palatini J Ivanov S Donington JS Croce C Carbone M Yang H Pass HI . Onconase mediated NFKβ downregulation in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Oncogene. 2011 Jun 16;30(24):2767-77
[PubMed ID: 21317924]
Blasberg JD Donington JS . Infections and radiation injuries involving the chest wall. Thorac Surg Clin. 2010 Nov;20(4):487-94
[PubMed ID: 20974432]
Blasberg JD Pass HI Donington JS . Sublobar resection: a movement from the Lung Cancer Study Group. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Oct;5(10):1583-93
[PubMed ID: 20879185]
Goparaju CM Pass HI Blasberg JD Hirsch N Donington JS . Functional heterogeneity of osteopontin isoforms in non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Oct;5(10):1516-23
[PubMed ID: 20689445]
Blasberg JD Goparaju CM Pass HI Donington JS . Lung cancer osteopontin isoforms exhibit angiogenic functional heterogeneity. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jun;139(6):1587-93
[PubMed ID: 19818970]
Blasberg JD Pass HI Goparaju CM Flores RM Lee S Donington JS . Reduction of elevated plasma osteopontin levels with resection of non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Feb 20;28(6):936-41
[PubMed ID: 20085934]
Blasberg JD Belsley SJ Schwartz GS Evans A Wernick I Ashton RC Jr Bhora FY Connery CP . Robotic brachytherapy and sublobar resection for T1 non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;89(2):360-7
[PubMed ID: 20103299]
Blasberg JD Schwartz G Mull JA Moore E . Isolated bladder metastasis causing large bowel obstruction: a case report of an atypical presentation of intussusception. Cases J. 2009 Jun 11;2:7124
[PubMed ID: 19829915]