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Meet Our Faculty

Frank Baciewicz, MD

Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
Chief, Division or Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wayne State University
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Karmanos Cancer Center
Office Address:
Academic Office:
Harper University Hospital
3990 John R., Brush Tower 8th floor, 8714
Detroit, MI 48201

Clinical Offices:
Harper Professional Building
4160 John R Ste 615
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 745-4195

Karmanos Cancer Center
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-8773
Fax: (313) 745-1873

Administrative Assistant: Amber Wilson
Administrative Email:

SPECIALTY: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Aorta – Root, Ascending, Transverse, Descending, Thoracoabodominal Aortic Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Stents, Coronary Artery Bypass, Valve Replacement & Repair, Minimally Invasive (Robotic) Esophageal and Lung Cancer Surgery, Mediastinal Tumors, Esophageal and Bronchial Stents, Surgical Oncology, Pacemaker, AICD Placement, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


– American Board Surgery (Sub: Critical Care Surgery) – Board Certified
– American Board Thoracic Surgery – Board Certified

– M.D. – University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
– B.A. – Williams College, Williamstown, MA

– Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
– Surgical Residency, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


  1. Ruggiero, R., Muz, J., Fietsam Jr, R., Thomas, G. A., Welsh, R. J., Miller, J. E., … & Baciewicz Jr, F. A. (1993). Reestablishment of lymphatic drainage after canine lung transplantation. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery106(1), 167-171.
  2. Thomas, G. A., Baciewicz Jr, F. A., Hammond, R. L., Greer, K. A., Lu, H., Bastion, S., … & Stephenson, L. W. (1998). Power output of pericardium-lined skeletal muscle ventricles, left ventricular apex to aorta configuration: up to eight months in circulation. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery116(6), 1029-1042.
  3. Williams, M., Blocksom, J. M., & Baciewicz Jr, F. A. (2004). Coronary artery bypass grafting in a dialysis-dependent Jehovah’s Witness. Texas Heart Institute Journal31(2), 181.
  4. Aziz, F., & Baciewicz Jr, F. A. (2007). Lambl’s excrescences: review and recommendations. Texas Heart Institute Journal34(3), 366.
  5. Edelman, D. A., & Baciewicz, F. A. (2011). Potentially Curable Lung Cancer Patients Not Offered Operation. The Annals of thoracic surgery91(4), 1073-1076.


Medical students

Advanced surgery course, advising and mentoring multiple students on Cardiothoracic Surgery, assisting the students with CT manuscripts



Daily surgery and ICU didactic rounds, teaching in the operating room, assisting the residents with CT manuscripts and Critical Care Podcasts