Department of Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to conducting research and offering educational activities focused on congenital and acquired diseases of the thoracic cavity. The Department’s robust research activities range from basic science studies that identify the location and mechanism of dendritic cells to clinical trials that seek to develop new therapies to improve lung cancer survival rates. The Department is also dedicated to training the next generation of physicians through our Thoracic Surgery Residency and Fellowship. Through this blend of research and education, our Department is committed to advancing the treatment of diseases of the lungs, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall. Read more

VATS Lobectomy

Raja Flores, MD, is known for establishing Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy, a minimally invasive lung cancer treatment. Watch Video

Lung Cancer Research

Mount Sinai is conducting an array of research studies and clinical trials seeking to advance both the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary conditions including lung cancer. Read more

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Residency and Fellowship inquiries:
Andrew Kaufman, MD
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Message from the Chair

Raja M. Flores, MD, the Steven and Ann Ames Professor in Thoracic Surgery is Chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery. Read more