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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. Commentary: Prescribe two antiplatelet drugs and receive fewer calls for Staphylococcus aureus-induced prosthetic endocarditis.
    Baciewicz FA Jr.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27:S0022-5223(19)33465-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.11.023. Online ahead of print.PMID: 31987613 No abstract available.
  2. Repair of Chronic Ventricular Septal Defect.
    Baciewicz FA Jr.Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul;110(1):346-347. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.11.028. Epub 2020 Jan 8.PMID: 31926155 No abstract available.
  3. Large Right Coronary Artery Aneurysm.
    Smith AE, Ashraf S, Mir T, Kumar K, Bell K, Ando T, Baciewicz FA. J Invasive Cardiol. 2019 Nov;31(11):E339.PMID: 31671066
  4. Blood transfusion.
    Baciewicz FA Jr.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16:S0022-5223(19)31833-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.07.146. Online ahead of print.PMID: 31629500 No abstract available.
  5. Preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation.
    Baciewicz FA Jr.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 9:S0022-5223(19)31775-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.07.137. Online ahead of print.PMID: 31606180 No abstract available.
  6. Utilization of Ipsilateral Internal Mammary in Dialysis Patients With Arteriovenous Fistula.
    Baciewicz FA Jr, Patel S, Rits Y.Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct;108(4):1267-1268. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.006. Epub 2019 Apr 3.PMID: 30953653 No abstract available.


Medical Students
Advanced surgery course, advisor 3rd year students, mentoring students

Daily rounds, operating room teaching