Stefan S. Kachala, MD

Research Fellow

Stefan S. Kachala, MD

Research Fellow

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Awards and Scholarships

  • American College of Surgeons Research Scholarship
  • C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Finalist

Current Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


  • Kachala SS, Bograd AJ, Villena-Vargas J, Suzuki K, Servais EL, Kadota K, Chou J, Sima CS, Vertes E, Rusch VW, Travis WD, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Mesothelin overexpression is a marker of tumor aggressiveness and is associated with reduced recurrence-free and overall survival in early-stage lung adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2014;20(4):1020-8.
  • Kadota K, Suzuki K, Kachala SS, Zabor EC, Sima CS, Moreira AL, Yoshizawa A, Riely GJ, Rusch VW, Adusumilli PS, Travis WD. A grading system combining architectural features and mitotic count predicts recurrence in stage I lung adenocarcinoma. Mod Pathol. 2012;25(8):1117-27.
  • Kadota K, Kachala SS, Nitadori J, Suzuki K, Dunphy MP, Sima CS, Travis WD, Rusch VW, Adusumilli PS. High SUVmax on FDG-PET indicates pleomorphic subtype in epithelioid malignant pleural mesothelioma: supportive evidence to reclassify pleomorphic as nonepithelioid histology. J Thorac Oncol. 2012;7(7):1192-7.
  • Servais EL, Colovos C, Kachala SS, Adusumilli PS. Pre-clinical mouse models of primary and metastatic pleural cancers of the lung and breast and the use of bioluminescent imaging to monitor pleural tumor burden. Curr Protoc Pharmacol / editorial board, SJ Enna. 2011;Chapter 14:Unit14.21.
  • Suzuki K, Kachala SS, Kadota K, Shen R, Mo Q, Beer DG, Rusch VW, Travis WD, Adusumilli PS. Prognostic immune markers in non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2011;17(16):5247-56.
  • Suzuki K, Servais EL, Rizk NP, Solomon SB, Sima CS, Park BJ, Kachala SS, Zlobinsky M, Rusch VW, Adusumilli PS. Palliation and pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusion: the role for tunneled pleural catheters. J Thorac Oncol. 2011;6(4):762-7.
  • Kachala SS, Servais EL, Park BJ, Rusch VW, Adusumilli PS. Therapeutic sentinel lymph node imaging. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;21(4):327-38.