Expert Qualifications

This double board certified, distinguished Professor of Thoracic Surgery is Fellow of both the American College of Surgery and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of multiple professionals societies including the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. This expert serves as a reviewer for multiple medical publications such as the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He also sits on the scientific Editorial Board for the journal Thoracic Cancer and has published 35 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has received countless honors throughout his career and has been named on numerous Top Doctor lists. He is frequently invited to lecture as a guest speaker both nationally and internationally.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: Tennessee
  • M.D., Medical School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • M.B.A., University of Sao Paulo
  • M.A., Health Policy and Management, Brandeis University
  • Internship, Surgery, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Surgery, New York Medical College
  • Fellowship, Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Fellow Minimally Invasive Surgery/Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Board Certification, American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certification, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Reviewer, multiple peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Honor, named on several "Top Doctor' lists
  • Lectures, invited guest speaker both nationally and internationally
  • Published, 35 peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Former, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Former, Director of Robotic Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Former, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Current, Chief of Division of Thoracic Surgery, at a university affiliated hospital
  • Current, Professor of Surgery at a Tennessee based university

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