Stephen A. Deppen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery Associate Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Epidemology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.S., Environmental Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IndianaM.A., Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TennesseeB.S., Finance; Economics, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee
Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Denton J, Matheny ME, Gillaspie EA, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL. Uptake of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lung Resections Within the Veterans Affairs for Known or Suspected Lung Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2019 Jun 6/1/2019; 154(6): 524-9. PMID: 30865221, PMCID: PMC6583397, PII: 2727989, DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.0035, ISSN: 2168-6262.

Deppen SA, Massion PP, Blume J, Walker RC, Antic S, Chen H, Durkin MM, Wheat LJ, Grogan EL. Accuracy of a Novel Histoplasmosis Enzyme Immunoassay to Evaluate Suspicious Lung Nodules. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev [print-electronic]. 2019 Feb; 28(2): 321-6. PMID: 30341097, PMCID: PMC6363824, PII: 1055-9965.EPI-18-0169, DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0169, ISSN: 1538-7755.

Jones CC, Mercaldo SF, Blume JD, Wenzlaff AS, Schwartz AG, Chen H, Deppen SA, Bush WS, Crawford DC, Chanock SJ, Blot WJ, Grogan EL, Aldrich MC. Racial Disparities in Lung Cancer Survival: The Contribution of Stage, Treatment, and Ancestry. J Thorac Oncol [print-electronic]. 2018 Oct; 13(10): 1464-73. PMID: 29885480, PMCID: PMC6153049, PII: S1556-0864(18)30682-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.05.032, ISSN: 1556-1380.

Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Mercaldo SF, Blume JD, Montgomery C, Vaszar LT, Williamson C, Isbell JM, Rickman OB, Pinkerman R, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL. Assessment of Fluorodeoxyglucose F18-Labeled Positron Emission Tomography for Diagnosis of High-Risk Lung Nodules. JAMA Surg. 2018 Apr 4/1/2018; 153(4): 329-34. PMID: 29117314, PMCID: PMC5910279, PII: 2661296, DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4495, ISSN: 2168-6262.

Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Massion PP, Callaway-Lane C, Pinkerman R, Dittus RS, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL. Communication About the Probability of Cancer in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules. JAMA Surg. 2018 Apr 4/1/2018; 153(4): 353-7. PMID: 29261826, PMCID: PMC5910256, PII: 2665416, DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4878, ISSN: 2168-6262.

Nesbitt JC, Michaud NM, Brakebill A, Deppen SA, Williams P. Month-long cardiac surgery boot camp: A proposal to jumpstart resident training [editorial]. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg [print-electronic]. 2018 Mar 3/17/2018; PMID: 29655539, PII: S0022-5223(18)30827-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.048, ISSN: 1097-685X.

Imdad A, Retzer F, Thomas LS, McMillian M, Garman K, Rebeiro PF, Deppen SA, Dunn JR, Woron AM. Impact of Culture-Independent Diagnostic Testing on Recovery of Enteric Bacterial Infections. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec 12/26/2017; PMID: 29293941, PII: 4774957, DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix1128, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Pinkerman R, Callaway-Lane C, Massion PP, Dittus RS, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Baker D, Grogan EL. Timeliness of Care and Lung Cancer Tumor-Stage Progression: How Long Can We Wait?. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec; 104(6): 1791-7. PMID: 29033012, PMCID: PMC5813822, PII: S0003-4975(17)30948-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.051, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Deppen SA, Blume J, Bobbey AJ, Shah C, Graham MM, Lee P, Delbeke D, Walker RC. 68Ga-DOTATATE Compared with 111In-DTPA-Octreotide and Conventional Imaging for Pulmonary and Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J. Nucl. Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 57(6): 872-8. PMID: 26769864, PMCID: PMC5362941, PII: jnumed.115.165803, DOI: 10.2967/jnumed.115.165803, ISSN: 1535-5667.

Deppen SA, Liu E, Blume JD, Clanton J, Shi C, Jones-Jackson LB, Lakhani V, Baum RP, Berlin J, Smith GT, Graham M, Sandler MP, Delbeke D, Walker RC. Safety and Efficacy of 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT for Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors. J. Nucl. Med [print-electronic]. 2016 May; 57(5): 708-14. PMID: 26769865, PMCID: PMC5362940, PII: jnumed.115.163865, DOI: 10.2967/jnumed.115.163865, ISSN: 1535-5667.

Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Pinkerman R, Grogan EL. A Successful Institutional Strategy to Increase the Number of Therapeutic Operations Among Patients With Lung Lesions. JAMA Surg. 2016 Feb; 151(2): 193-4. PMID: 26465637, PMCID: PMC4758861, PII: 2456114, DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3253, ISSN: 2168-6262.

Deppen SA, Blume J, Grogan EL. A reply to Bertolaccini et al. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Feb; 10(2): e8-9. PMID: 25611234, PII: S1556-0864(15)32349-2, DOI: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000440, ISSN: 1556-1380.

Blume JD, Deppen SA, Grogan EL. Heterogeneity in meta-analysis of FDG-PET studies to diagnose lung cancer--reply [letter]. JAMA. 2015 Jan 1/27/2015; 313(4): 419-20. PMID: 25626042, PII: 2091980, DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.16485, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Deppen SA, Grogan EL. Using Clinical Risk Models for Lung Nodule Classification. Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg [print-electronic]. 2015; 27(1): 30-5. PMID: 26074107, PMCID: PMC4560348, PII: S1043-0679(15)00053-2, DOI: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.04.001, ISSN: 1532-9488.

Julien JS, Lang R, Brown TN, Aldrich MC, Deppen SA, Wu H, Feurer ID, Tarpley M, Hill G, Tarpley J, Beauchamp RD, Grogan EL. Minority Underrepresentation in Academia: Factors Impacting Careers of Surgery Residents. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2014 Dec 12/1/2014; 1(4): 238-46. PMID: 25396113, PMCID: PMC4226069, DOI: 10.1007/s40615-014-0030-6, ISSN: 2197-3792.

Deppen SA, Blume JD, Aldrich MC, Fletcher SA, Massion PP, Walker RC, Chen HC, Speroff T, Degesys CA, Pinkerman R, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Putnam JB, Grogan EL. Predicting lung cancer prior to surgical resection in patients with lung nodules. J Thorac Oncol. 2014 Oct; 9(10): 1477-84. PMID: 25170644, PMCID: PMC4272613, PII: S1556-0864(15)30704-8, DOI: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000287, ISSN: 1556-1380.

Deppen SA, Davis WT, Green EA, Rickman O, Aldrich MC, Fletcher S, Putnam JB, Grogan EL. Cost-effectiveness of initial diagnostic strategies for pulmonary nodules presenting to thoracic surgeons. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 98(4): 1214-22. PMID: 25087933, PMCID: PMC4186897, PII: S0003-4975(14)01076-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.025, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Deppen SA, Blume JD, Kensinger CD, Morgan AM, Aldrich MC, Massion PP, Walker RC, McPheeters ML, Putnam JB, Grogan EL. Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in areas with infectious lung disease: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2014 Sep 9/24/2014; 312(12): 1227-36. PMID: 25247519, PMCID: PMC4315183, PII: 1906615, DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.11488, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Deppen SA, Grogan EL, Aldrich MC, Massion PP. Lung cancer screening and smoking cessation: a teachable moment? [editorial]. J. Natl. Cancer Inst [electronic-print]. 2014 Jun; 106(6): dju122. PMID: 24872542, PMCID: PMC5073840, PII: dju122, DOI: 10.1093/jnci/dju122, ISSN: 1460-2105.

Grogan EL, Deppen SA, Ballman KV, Andrade GM, Verdial FC, Aldrich MC, Chen CL, Decker PA, Harpole DH, Cerfolio RJ, Keenan RJ, Jones DR, D'Amico TA, Shrager JB, Meyers BF, Putnam JB. Accuracy of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography within the clinical practice of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z4031 trial to diagnose clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2014 Apr; 97(4): 1142-8. PMID: 24576597, PMCID: PMC4008142, PII: S0003-4975(14)00027-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.043, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Nesbitt JC, St Julien J, Absi TS, Ahmad RM, Grogan EL, Balaguer JM, Lambright ES, Deppen SA, Wu H, Putnam JB. Tissue-based coronary surgery simulation: medical student deliberate practice can achieve equivalency to senior surgery residents. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg [print-electronic]. 2013 Jun; 145(6): 1453-8; discussion 1458. PMID: 23499474, PII: S0022-5223(13)00203-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.02.048, ISSN: 1097-685X.

St Julien JB, Aldrich MC, Sheng S, Deppen SA, Burfeind WR, Putnam JB, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL. Obesity increases operating room time for lobectomy in the society of thoracic surgeons database. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 94(6): 1841-7. PMID: 23040822, PMCID: PMC3748581, PII: S0003-4975(12)01766-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.08.006, ISSN: 1552-6259.

St Julien JB, Pinkerman R, Aldrich MC, Chen H, Deppen SA, Callaway-Lane C, Massion P, Putnam JB, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL. Poor survival for veterans with pathologic stage I non-small-cell lung cancer. Am. J. Surg [print-electronic]. 2012 Nov; 204(5): 637-42. PMID: 22906246, PMCID: PMC3766956, PII: S0002-9610(12)00354-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.07.008, ISSN: 1879-1883.

Deppen SA, Aldrich MC, Hartge P, Berg CD, Colditz GA, Petitti DB, Hiatt RA. Cancer screening: the journey from epidemiology to policy. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Jun; 22(6): 439-45. PMID: 22626002, PMCID: PMC4096857, PII: S1047-2797(12)00094-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2012.03.004, ISSN: 1873-2585.

Deppen SA, Grogan EL. Invited commentary. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2012 Apr; 93(4): 1068-9. PMID: 22450060, PII: S0003-4975(12)00281-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.02.016, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Grogan EL, Weinstein JJ, Deppen SA, Putnam JB, Nesbitt JC, Lambright ES, Walker RC, Dittus RS, Massion PP. Thoracic operations for pulmonary nodules are frequently not futile in patients with benign disease. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Oct; 6(10): 1720-5. PMID: 21760552, PMCID: PMC3712870, PII: S1556-0864(15)33211-1, DOI: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e318226b48a, ISSN: 1556-1380.

Pandharipande PP, Pun BT, Herr DL, Maze M, Girard TD, Miller RR, Shintani AK, Thompson JL, Jackson JC, Deppen SA, Stiles RA, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW. Effect of sedation with dexmedetomidine vs lorazepam on acute brain dysfunction in mechanically ventilated patients: the MENDS randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007 Dec 12/12/2007; 298(22): 2644-53. PMID: 18073360, PII: 298/22/2644, DOI: 10.1001/jama.298.22.2644, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Stiles RA, Deppen SA, Figaro MK, Gregg WM, Jirjis JN, Rothman RL, Johnston PE, Miller RA, Dittus RS, Speroff T. Behind-the-scenes of patient-centered care: content analysis of electronic messaging among primary care clinic providers and staff. Med Care. 2007 Dec; 45(12): 1205-9. PMID: 18007171, PII: 00005650-200712000-00012, DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318148490c, ISSN: 0025-7079.

May AK, Fleming SB, Carpenter RO, Diaz JJ, Guillamondegui OD, Deppen SA, Miller RS, Talbot TR, Morris JA. Influence of broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis on intracranial pressure monitor infections and subsequent infectious complications in head-injured patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2006 Oct; 7(5): 409-17. PMID: 17083307, DOI: 10.1089/sur.2006.7.409, ISSN: 1096-2964.

Grogan EL, Speroff T, Deppen SA, Roumie CL, Elasy TA, Dittus RS, Rosenbloom ST, Holzman MD. Improving documentation of patient acuity level using a progress note template. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2004 Sep; 199(3): 468-75. PMID: 15325618, PII: S1072-7515(04)00702-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2004.05.254, ISSN: 1072-7515.