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Professor of Surgery Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery

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Jessica Donington, MD
Jessica S. Donington, MD, is an expert thoracic surgeon who treats the full spectrum of lung, esophageal and mediastinal conditions. Her focus is on the comprehensive and multidisciplinary care of benign and malignant chest diseases.

Dr. Donington specializes in lung cancer and treats people at all stages, providing a personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment using the latest technology and innovations, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Donington is an avid researcher and respected leader in her field. Her research focus is in the discovery of novel biomarkers for early detection and treatment of lung cancer and clinical trials that incorporate surgery into multimodality care plans for locally advanced and metastatic lung cancer. Dr. Donington is a past president of Women in Thoracic Surgery and the New York Society for Thoracic Surgery and serves on the editorial boards for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Rush University

Internship

  • Georgetown University; Internship: Mayo Hospitals and Clinic

Residency

  • Georgetown University; Residency: Mayo Hospitals and Clinic

Fellowship

  • National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • New York Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
  • American Radium Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1994

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
Understanding Lung Cancer

Medical oncologist Christine Bestvina, MD, thoracic surgeon Jessica Donington, MD, and patient Kathy Tentinger joined us for a candid conversation on lung cancer screening, novel lung cancer treatment options and the latest clinical trials offered at UChicago Medicine.

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