The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was founded in May 2014. Formerly named the Division of Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Department follows a longstanding tradition of excellence in research and clinical care. This evolution reflects our volume increase in thoracic cases, particularly with the combined entity—the Mount Sinai Health System, and the rapidly expanding diagnosis and treatment options specific to this field.
One of only a few of its kind in the nation, the dedicated Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers robust educational experiences, conducts advanced research, and provides highly specialized clinical care related to congenital and acquired diseases of the thoracic cavity. Under the direction of founding Chairman, Raja M. Flores, MD, the Department focuses on conditions of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall, and the full range of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat them.