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The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Experts


James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Henry T. Bahnson Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Co-Director, Lung Cancer Center

  • Surgical treatment of thoracic diseases
  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • Multi-disciplinary management of esophageal and gastroesophageal cancers

Thoracic and Foregut Surgery Experts

Omar Awais, DO

  • Thoracic surgical oncology for lung, esophageal, mediastinal, and gastroesophageal cancers
  • Surgical treatment of benign esophageal diseases
  • Multi-modal therapy for thoracic diseases

Nicholas Baker, MD

  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases

Neil Christie, MD

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Fluorescent bronchoscopy
  • Thoracic stereotactic radiosurgery

Lawrence Crist, DO, MBA

  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung and esophageal diseases

Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA

  • VATS lobectomy
  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology
  • Minimally invasive esophageal cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive anti-reflux surgery
  • Stereotactic ablative radiation
  • Malignant pleural effusions and diseases of the pleura

Mark Hennon, MD

  • Minimally invasive surgical treatments for diseases of the lungs, esophagus, and mediastinum

Ryan Levy, MD

  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases
  • Thoracic surgical oncology for esophageal, gastric, and lung cancers
  • Management of GERD and other thoracic conditions

Arjun Pennathur, MD

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic surgical oncology

Inderpal (Netu) Sarkaria, MD, FACS

  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • Video Assisted Thoracic Surgical (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer
  • VATS thymectomy for thymoma
  • Anti-reflux surgery

Matthew Schuchert, MD

  • Thoracic surgical oncology
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Christopher Wigfield, MD

  • Diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Robotic and video-assisted thoracic surgery

Tadeusz Witek, MD

  • Esophageal surgery
  • Robotic thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic oncology

Cardiothoracic Transplant Experts

Pablo Sanchez, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Lung transplantation
  • ECMO
  • EVLP

Masashi Furukawa, MD

  • Lung transplantation