Featured Experts

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Featured Experts

Mark S. Allen, MD
Dr. Allen is a General Thoracic Surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and a professor of surgery at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

 

Mara B. Antonoff, MD, FACS
Dr. Antonoff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

 

Leah M. Backhus, MD, MPH, FACS
Dr. Backhus is an associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University. She practices at Stanford Hospital and is Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the VA Palo Alto. Her surgical practice consists of general thoracic surgery with special emphasis on thoracic oncology and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

 

Robbin G. Cohen, MD, MMM
Dr. Cohen is the Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Southern California.

 

John V. Conte, MD
Dr. Conte is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Baltimore, MD, and is a Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. His areas of interest include adult cardiac surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and TAVR.

 

James R. Edgerton, MD, FACC, FACS, FHRS
Dr. Edgerton is the co-director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.

 

Emily A. Farkas, MD, FACS
Dr. Farkas is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at ThedaCare Appleton Heart Institute and serves on the Board of Trustees for the humanitarian organizations CardioStart International and VOOM Foundation.

 

Richard H. Feins, MD
Dr. Feins is a Professor of Surgery and Medical Director of Perioperative Services at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

 

Mark K. Ferguson, MD
Dr. Ferguson is a thoracic surgeon at The University of Chicago Medicine, with a special interest in esophageal cancer. He is active in diagnosis, staging, and surgical therapy for this disease. Dr. Ferguson also serves as the Executive Director of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE).

 

Frederick L. Grover, MD
Dr. Grover is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Past Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

 

Steven W. Guyton, MD, MHA, FACS
Dr. Guyton is an adult cardiothoracic surgeon living in Seattle, Wash. He has served as president of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association as well as president of the Northwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

 

Cynthia Herrington, MD
Dr. Herrington is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in congenital cardiac surgery and thoracic transplantation and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

 

Lauren C. Kane, MD, FACS
Dr. Kane is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery at the University of Rochester in New York and Associate Surgeon at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

 

Linda W. Martin, MD, MPH
Dr. Martin is an associate professor of surgery practicing general thoracic surgery at the University of Virginia’s Emily Couric Cancer Center. Her main focus is cancer surgery of the chest, with specific interests in enhanced recovery pathways after thoracic surgery, lung cancer screening, multimodality care of patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and thymic, chest wall, and pleural cancers.

 

Todd K. Rosengart, MD, FACS
Dr. Rosengart is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine and serves as Professor and Chairman of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, as well as holds the DeBakey Bard Chair of Surgery.

 

Mark Russo, MD, MS
Dr. Russo is a cardiac surgeon at RWJBarnabas Health, where he serves as Director of the Center for Aortic Diseases, Director of Structural Heart Disease, and Director of the Valve Research Center. He also is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.

 

K. Robert Shen, MD
Dr. Shen is an Associate Professor and Consultant in the Division of General Thoracic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He treats patients with both benign, as well as malignant diseases of the esophagus, lung, chest wall, pleura, mediastinum, and airway. 

 

Brendon M. Stiles, MD, FACS
Dr. Stiles is an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is a general thoracic surgeon, researcher, and patient advocate with a particular focus on thoracic oncology. 

 

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (ad hom)
Dr. Wood is a University of Washington (Seattle) professor, chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the endowed chair in lung cancer research.