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The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of pulmonary illnesses and thoracic conditions. This includes lung nodules and lung cancer, esophageal cancer, hiatal hernia and GERD, achalasia, chest wall deformities, and airway disease, among other conditions.
Our multidisciplinary team includes pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, lung cancer doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other specialists. Our thoracic specialists work closely together to create individualized treatment plans for each patient in collaboration with their colleagues in medical oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, and interventional radiology. In addition, through their participation in weekly interdisciplinary thoracic oncology conferences, our patients can be confident of receiving the highest quality care.
At our center, patients have access to the latest, most effective medications, therapies, treatment technologies, and surgical techniques. Our surgeons are well versed in the use of both open and minimally invasive procedures, including robotic, thoracoscopic, low dose CT screening for lung cancer, and laparoscopic surgical techniques, in addition to endoscopic and bronchoscopic treatment options.
Thanks to a generous donation from local philanthropist Peter Angelos, MedStar Franklin Square is able to provide these valuable services from a convenient, centralized location. For our patients, that means faster, more accurate diagnoses; seamless interaction across various specialties and services; and a clearer path toward the best possible outcomes.
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Kevin Y. Chen, MD
Medical Oncology & Hematology Oncology
Ziv Gamliel, MD
Duane Monteith, MD
Interventional Pulmonology & Thoracic Surgery
Kelly E. Orwat, MD
Philosophy of Care: Dr. Jay Kirkham
Jay Kirkham, DO, is an interventional pulmonologist and critical care physician at MedStar Health. Here, he discusses the latest approaches available to diagnose and treat lung diseases and lung cancer, available at the Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Kirkham also addresses the importance of earlier diagnosis of lung cancer, and how minimally invasive approaches to care have optimized the patient care experience as well as long-term clinical outcomes.
Dr. Jay Kirkham Service Specific – Combined Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Here, Jay Kirkham, DO, from the Angelos Center for Lung Diseases explains what Combined Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery is, and how this novel procedure makes it possible for patients to be diagnosed and treated for lung cancer, all at one time. Dr. Kirkham is an interventional pulmonologist and critical care physician at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.
As part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute network, the Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center continuously meets the rigorous standards that are required to earn recognition from some of the nation’s most highly regarded accrediting bodies. This includes:
- Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer for more than 20 years
- Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative program
- Full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
- Accreditation from the American College of Radiology
Join MedStar’s virtual support group
This support group is a safe space where others walking through their cancer diagnosis and treatment can talk openly about their feelings and challenges.
This group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1-2pm on Microsoft Teams. Patients interested in joining this virtual support group, please contact Megan Boylan at 443-444-6420 or Megan.email@example.com
Caregiver support group
Are you caring for someone with cancer? Adjusting to the role of a caregiver is hard. Connecting with others who are in similar situations can be a powerful and comforting experience.
Virtual sessions are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 2-3pm on Microsoft Teams.
Caregivers interested in joining the virtual support group please call or email Megan Boylan at 443-444-6420 or Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Free virtual tobacco cessation program.
Get the extra boost you need to quit for good by joining a free four-week tobacco smoking cessation program that will be held virtually on Wednesdays. Call 855-218-2435 to learn more.