Jeffrey A. Hagen

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Barrett'S Esophagus
High Grade Dysplasia
Tracheal Stenosis
Tracheal Tumors
Lung Metastases
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Thoracoscopic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English

Jeffrey A. Hagen, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Jeffrey A. Hagen, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery, is the Chief of the Thoracic/Foregut Surgery at LAC+USC Medical Center. A board certified General and Thoracic surgeon, his interests focus on benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus and lungs. His clinical and research interests include the treatment of a wide variety of esophageal disorders, with a special emphasis on esophageal cancer, and the treatment of other diseases of the chest including lung cancer, mediastinal and tracheal tumors, and surgical treatment of emphysema. Dr. Hagen earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, he completed a general surgery residency before coming to USC to gain additional expertise in esophageal surgery as a clinical fellow in 1991 under the direction of Dr. Tom DeMeester. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency, which focused on general thoracic surgery and lung transplantation at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the USC faculty in 1994.


Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, Creighton University, 1986 magna cum laude


Creighton University; General Surgery, 1986 - 1987


Creighton University - General Surgery, 1987 - 1991
Barnes Hospital / Washington University - Thoracic Surgery, 1992 - 1994


LAC+USC Medical Center - Esophageal Surgery, 1991 - 1992


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Professional society memberships:

Alpha Omega Alpha
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Surgeons
American Gastroenterological Association
Esophageal Surgery Club
General Thoracic Surgical Club
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Salerni Collegium
Society of Graduate Surgeons
Trudeau Society


Valedictorian - Armstrong Senior High, 1978
Presidential Scholarship - Creighton University, 1978
Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, 1980
John A. Gentleman Honor Scholarship, 1983
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1984
Creighton University Surgical Society Distinguished Student Award 1986