Thoracic Surgery | Specialties and Services | MedStar Health

Expert care by fellowship-trained thoracic surgeons

Our exceptional team of thoracic surgeons treats a wide range of diseases that affect the chest, lungs, and esophagus. These conditions include cancer as well as disorders or injuries of the organs inside the chest. The approach we take to diagnose and treat our patients is tailored to the specific needs of each patient in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for each individual.

Our leadership team has varied subspecialty training, clinical expertise, targeted interests, and research accomplishments that translate into unique expertise for patient care. We are proud of our excellent outcomes for our African American patients.

Our goal for all of our patients, whether afflicted with common, complex, or rare conditions, is to help them achieve a high quality of life after thoracic surgery through:

  • Extensive training

  • Multidisciplinary care

  • Skillful judgement to determine the best operative approach

  • State-of-the-art technology

  • Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols

Using a multidisciplinary approach, we partner with colleagues from disciplines including pulmonology, gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiology, and radiation oncology to develop highly individualized care plans that treat the whole patient. This approach provides patients with high quality care that is unmatched in our service area.

The patients who come to us benefit from a highly experienced team--experts in the most novel technologies, including a variety of transformative minimally invasive, robotic, and open complex surgical techniques. Compared to traditional methods, our state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical options often offer patients:

  • Less pain

  • Shorter recovery times

  • Faster return to everyday activities

As thoracic surgeons at MedStar Health, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of thoracic operative technology while maintaining the expertise and capability of traditional surgery. 

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Our providers

Our surgeons are renowned by peers and patients alike. They are Top Doctors, award winners, authors, innovators, and researchers.




Our thoracic surgery team’s clinical research is widely published in academic textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. Topics include robotic surgery, healthcare disparity in lung cancer, optimizing esophageal cancer diagnostics and treatment options, lung cancer screening, innovation in minimally invasive surgery, a review of the management of esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and management of the solitary pulmonary nodule.