Division of General Thoracic Surgery

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Division Highlights

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  • Since 2016, the division has performed more than 750 robotic surgeries.
  • The Systems Onco-Immunology Lab is has been funded by the NIH for its investigation of mechanisms of response to immunotherapy and mechanisms of carcinogenesis in thoracic cancers. 
  • Research funding now includes an R37 research grant from the NCI (up to 7 years of funding) and two CPRIT awards.
  • Industry-sponsored investigator-initiated trial of cyclosporine for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
  • We are recognized for our specialized centers including the Center for Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders, the Mesothelioma Treatment Center, and the Thoracic Outlet Clinic.
  • We offer a Thoracic Surgery Integrated Residency Program, a Thoracic Surgical Training fellowship and a Thoracic Oncology Fellowship.
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Be Part of a Legacy

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The David J. Sugarbaker, M.D. Division of Thoracic Surgery Endowed Fund has been created to support the training of future thoracic surgeons to carry on his legacy.

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Education

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The Division of General Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine offers a variety of clinical and research training opportunities.

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Research

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Explore clinical and basic science research from the Division of General Thoracic Surgery.

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Healthcare

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We provide surgical and postoperative care to individuals with thoracic surgical problems.

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