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List of Top Mesothelioma Doctors

This is a list of mesothelioma doctors who reportedly treat mesothelioma patients. Their appearance on this website is not a recommendation. You should treat these mesothelioma doctors as you would any unknown physician, and ask questions to learn about their experience with other patients, as well as information on treatment options.

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Arizona

Linda Garland, M.D.

Arizona Cancer Center – Hematology/Oncology
Tucson, AZ
Tel. 520-694-CURE (2873)

Dr. Garland is an oncologist and the Director of the Arizona Cancer Center Clinical Lung Program where one of her specialties includes mesothelioma.

Helen J. Ross, M.D.

Mayo Clinic, Hematology/Oncology
Scottsdale, AZ
Tel. 1-800-446-2279

Dr. Ross is a Thoracic Oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.

California

Robert B. Cameron, M.D.

UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Tel. 310-794-7333

Dr. Cameron is the Director of Thoracic Oncology at UCLA Medical Center. He is board-certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His research interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mesothelioma.

Jay M. Lee, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Jay M. Lee, M.D.

UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
310-794-7333, New Patient Scheduling, 310-267-9099

Jay M. Lee, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)
Director, Thoracic Oncology Program at UCLA Medical Center
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Lee is a thoracic surgeon who focuses on gene therapy and immunotherapy, and has directed multiple clinical trials.

David Jablons, M.D.

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA
Tel. 1-800-888-8664 or 415-885-7777

Dr. Jablons is the Professor and Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery at UCSF. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Theirry Jahan, M.D.

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA
Tel. 415-567-5581

Dr. Jahan is an associate clinical professor of medicine at UCSF. He specializes in the treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma, sarcomas and endocrine tumors and the use of multiple treatments.

Joel M. Baumgartner, MD, Surgical Oncologist (Peritoneal Specialist)

Joel M. Baumgartner, MD

Joel M. Baumgartner, MD
Surgical Oncologist (Peritoneal Specialist)
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
866-773-2703

Colorado

Dr. Michael Weyant, Thoracic Surgeon (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)

Dr. Michael Weyant

Dr. Michael Weyant
Thoracic Surgeon (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
12631 E 17th Ave., Aurora CO 80045
(303) 724-2799

Florida

Lary A. Robinson, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Lary A. Robinson, M.D.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at The University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Tel. 813-745-8412

Dr. Robinson is the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tawee Tanvetyanon, M.D. (Oncologist, and Pleural, Peritoneal, and Pericardial Mesothelioma Specialist)

Tawee Tanvetyanon, M.D.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
Phone: (813) 745 – 6769

Tawee Tanvetyanon, M.D. (Oncologist, and Pleural, Peritoneal, and Pericardial Mesothelioma Specialist)specializes in chemotherapy for pleural, peritoneal and pericardial mesothelioma. He is an Associate Professor of Oncologic Sciences at the Moffitt Cancer Center at Tampa’s University of South Florida.

Jacques Fontaine, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Jacques Fontaine, M.D.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
Phone: 1-800-633-3488 M-F 7a-7p, Saturday 8a-12p

Dr. Fontainne (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) has expertse in minially invasive techniques, including robotic surgery He specializes in treating pleural mesothelioma with a multimodal technique.

Farid Gharagozloo, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Farid Gharagozloo, M.D.

Farid Gharagozloo, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) is the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health
410 Celebration Place, Ste 202B, Kissimmee, FL 34747
407-303-3827

Dr. Gharagozloo has extensive experience in robotic surgery and specializes in treating pleural mesothelioma patients. He was the first doctor in the world to successfully perform an extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP).

Illinois

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD, Director, Mesothelioma Program

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD,
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
1-855-702-8222

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD, is the Director of the Mesothelioma Program at the The University of Chicago. She is an internationally recognized cancer expert who specializes in the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and malignant mesothelioma. Her research focuses on the investigation of novel agents for the treatment of these cancers, and she designs and leads many clinical trials for patients with these diseases.

Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, M.D.

Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, M.D.
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. 1st Ave., Building 110, Suite 6256, Maywood, IL 60153
Tel. 1-888-584-7888 Direct Office #: 708-327-2449, Suzanne Zumpano, Nurse: 708-327-2497

Dr. Vigneswaran (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Loyola University. He is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery, using robot and video assisted thoracic surgery technology. He treats patients with advanced malignant diseases, such as mesothelioma. He is also a Professor at Loyola University.

Maryland

Stephen C. Yang, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Peritoneal and Pericardial Mesothelioma)

Stephen C. Yang, M.D.

Stephen C. Yang, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Peritoneal and Pericardial Mesothelioma)
Professor, Surgery and Oncology
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287
(410) 614-3891

Dr. Yang’s clinical and research interest include treating peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma, as well as early diagnosis (stage 1 and stage 2) and detection of lung cancer.

Joseph Friedberg, M.D.

Joseph Friedberg, M.D.
University School of Medicine, 22 South Green St.
Baltimore MD 21201
Tel. 410-328-6366

Dr. Friedberg (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He obtained his training in general surgery from Massachusetts General Hospital and is a board-certified general surgeon and thoracic surgeon, having attained his specialization at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Massachusetts

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
Tel. 617-732-6824

Dr. Bueno is the Associate Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery for Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is board certified in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Thoracic Surgery. His clinical interests include tracheal surgery, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Learn more about Dr. Bueno.

Scott J. Swanson, M.D.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Tel. 617-732-6824

Dr. Swanson is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Oncology and Thoracic Surgery. See more information on Dr. Swanson.

Abraham Lebenthal M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Abraham Lebenthal M.D.

Brigham and William’s Hosptial, 75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-732-7696

Abraham Lebenthal M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Nebraska

Dr. Brian Loggie

Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NB
Tel. 402-280-3273

Dr. Loggie is a Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Director of the Cancer Biology Program at Creighton University School of Medicine. His special interest include: Peritoneal carcinomatosis and malignant ascites, and peritoneal mesothelioma. Read about Dr. Loggie.

New York

Raja Flores, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma)

Raja Flores, M.D.

Raja Flores, M.D.
Mount Sinai Hosptial, 1470 Madison Ave., NY. NY. 10029
212-241-9466

Dr. Flores (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma) became the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sianai Hosptial in 2010. He has extensive surgical expertise in the treatment of Mesothelioma. He is recognized as a pioneer in his efforts to treat Pleural Mesothelioma.

John Chabot, M.D. (Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist)

John Chabot, M.D.

John Chabot, M.D.
New York Presbyterian Hospital
525 E. 68th St., NY. NY. 10065
Tel. 212-746-5454 (New Patient Line)

Dr. Chabot (Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist) is the head of the Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan as well as the executive director of the Pancreas Center. He specializes in the treatment of abdominal cancers, including mesothelioma, with over 30 years of experience in the field.

Valerie Rusch, M.D., F.A.C.S

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Phone: 212-639-5873

Dr. Rusch is a surgeon who treats patients with cancers of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall, including those with mesothelioma. She is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. Get more information on Dr. Rusch.

Harvey I. Pass, M.D.

New York University Medical Center
New York, NY
Tel. 212-731-5414

Dr. Harvey Pass is the Director of the New York University Medical Center Division of Thoracic Surgery and is Chief of Thoracic Oncology. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on mesothelioma. Find out more about Dr. Pass.

North Carolina

David H. Harpole, Jr., M.D.

Duke University Health System
Durham, NC
Tel. 919-668-8413

Dr. Harpole is Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and a member of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery of the Duke University Health System. His clinical interests include thoracic oncology, and mesothelioma. Learn more about Dr. Harpole.

Edward A. Levine, MD Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Edward A. Levine, MD

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
336-716-0545

Edward A. Levine (Professor of Surgery) is a nationally-recognized expert in Surgical Oncology. He is a board-certified general surgeon and principal investigator of approximately 25 ongoing clinical research trials. He is an internationally reknowned expert on the treatment of peritoneal malignancy with Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).

Nevada

Nicholas Vogelzang, MD Hematology and Oncology

Nicholas Vogelzang, MD

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
Hematology and Oncology
3730 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702-952-3400, ext. 13470

Dr. Vogelzang leads cutting-edge clinical trials in genitourinary malignancies and mesothelioma.

Pennsylvania

James Pinpank Jr., M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist)

James Pinpank Jr., M.D.

Division of Surgical Oncology at UPMC
5150 Centre Ave
UPMC Cancer Pavilion Division of Surgical Oncology
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-692-2852

James Pinpank Jr., M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist) is Associate Professor of Surgery . His interests and expertise are in the regional treatment strategies for advance malignancies of the liver and peritoneal cavity.

David Bartlett, M.D. (Surgical Oncologist, Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialsit)

David Bartlett, M.D.

David Bartlett, M.D.
Division of Surgical Oncology at UPMC
5150 Centre Ave
UPMC Cancer Pavilion Divsion of Surgical Oncology
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-692-2852

Dr. Bartlett (Surgical Oncologist, Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist) serves as vice chairman of the David C. Koch Regional Perfusion Cancer Therapy Center as well as vice chairman of surgical oncology and gastrointestinal services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He specializes in managing abdominal diseases.

Rodney Landreneau M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Meosthelioma Specialist)

Rodney Landreneau M.D.

Rodney Landreneau M.D.
Landreneau Thoracic Surgical Associates
600 Medical Arts Building
Kittanning, PA 16201
724-548-3813

Dr. Landreneau (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Meosthelioma Specialist) is a Thoracic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma, and was one of the first to perform surgical debulking at Ochsner, removing all visible signs of cancer before introducing heated, cancer-killing drugs to the chest cavity.

Rhode Island

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva, M.D., FACS, FCCP (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva, M.D., FACS, FCCP

Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
(401) 736 – 1092

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) is board-certified as a critical-care, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon. He is recognized internationally for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma with heated intraoperative chemotherapy.

Texas

David J. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Tel. 713-798-6376

Dr. Sugarbaker is Professor and Chief of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Malignant pleural mesothelioma has been a central focus of Dr. Sugarbaker’s clinical and laboratory research. Find out more about Dr. Sugarbaker.

Prashant Shah, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

Prashant Shah, M.D.

Scott & White Clinic – Temple
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508
254-724-2150

Dr. Shah (Thoracic Surgeon, Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) is considered one of the brightest young Thoracic Surgeons in the field, and he has earned the respect of many of his peers, having helped pioneer some of the most state of the art surgical advances. He was formerly a part of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

David Rice, M.D. (Thoracic Surgeon, and Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist)

David Rice, M.D.

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030
Tel: (713) 792 – 6161
New Patients: 713-745-5353

Dr. Rice (Thoracic Surgeon, and Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist) has been a major contributor in the staging and diagnosis strategies to better serve mesothelioma patients prior to surgery.

Washington D.C.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Washington Cancer Institute
Washington DC
Tel. 202-877-3627

Dr. Sugarbaker is the Director of the Program in Peritoneal Surface Malignancy at the Washington Cancer Institute. His clinical interests include mesothelioma.

Washington State

Eric Vallieres, M.D.

Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Tel. 206-215-6800

Dr. Vallieres is a thoracic surgeon with the Swedish Medical Center. He is board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of interest and expertise include mesothelioma and pleural diseases. Read more on Dr. Vallieres.

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