Featured Experts

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.


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 a Congenital Heart Surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital and serves as Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, at the Baylor College of Medicine.


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.


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. 


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.