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Cardiothoracic Surgery Experts

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The UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute bring together a team of leading cardiothoracic experts who collaborate on creating a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

Leadership

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
  • Antireflux surgery
  • Fluorescent bronchoscopy
  • Thoracic stereotactic radiosurgery
Lawrence Crist, DO, MBA
  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung and esophageal diseases
Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery for lung and esophageal cancers and mesothelioma
Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA
  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases
Peter Ferson, MD
  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases
  • Surgical education
James Klena, MD
  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases
Jason Lamb, MD
  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases
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
James Luketich, MD
  • Surgical treatment of thoracic diseases
  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • Multi-disciplinary management of esophageal and gastroesophageal cancers
Katie Nason, MD, MPH
  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive approaches to treating thoracic cancers
Arjun Pennathur, MD
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic surgical oncology
Neha Reddy, MD
  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases
Manuel Villa Sanchez, MD
  • Minimally invasive surgery for lung, pleural, and esophageal diseases
Inderpal Sarkaria, MD, FACS
  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgical (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer
  • VATS thymectomy for thymoma
  • Antireflux surgery
Matthew Schuchert, MD
  • Thoracic surgical oncology
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • CyberKnife surgery
Manisha Shende, MD
  • Thoracic surgical oncology
  • Minimally invasive surgery for chest wall deformations

 

Cardiothoratic Transplant Experts

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Lung transplantation
  • ECMO
Robert Kormos, MD
  • Heart transplantation
  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Ventricular assist devices
Pablo Sanchez, MD
  • Lung transplantation
  • ECMO
  • EVLP
Christopher Sciortino, MD, PhD
  • Heart transplantation
  • Adult cardiac surgery for advanced heart failure including coronary artery bypass, ventricular assist devices
  • ECMO
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