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Thoracic Oncology


The Department of Medicine

Division of Hematology / Oncology

Thoracic Oncology

The UCLA Thoracic Oncology Program is designed to provide a comprehensive approach in the treatment of all types and stages of lung cancer. Patients referred to the Thoracic Oncology Program are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team composed of thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pulmonologists working with research, nursing, and support staff.

Our mission is to provide the best patient care through promoting a multidisciplinary team approach, practicing evidence based medicine, providing cutting edge treatments, and making new discoveries in chest cancers.

At UCLA, there is a weekly conference where new and established patients with complex thoracic malignancies including lung cancers are presented. From these discussions, our multidisciplinary team makes a treatment recommendation specific for each patient situation.

In the UCLA Medical Plaza, a combined TOP Clinic composed of healthcare professionals from thoracic surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology provides expert evaluation of patients with thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer, on the same day if indicated.

Research studies involve the treatment of thoracic malignancies, clinical trials in prevention, and trials of promising biologic and targeted therapy in combination with chemotherapy.

We treat the following thoracic malignancies and chest tumors:

  • Airway tumor
  • Chest wall tumor
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung metastasis
  • Lung nodule
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Sarcoma
  • Thoracic malignancy
  • Thymus and thymic cancer
  • Tracheal cancer

For additional information and doctor listing, please visit the Department of Surgery - Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of Surgical Oncology pages. 


Telephone Number
(310) 794-7333 Thoracic Surgery
(310) 825-7341 Thoracic Oncology
(310) 825-8061 Pulmonary Medicine
(310) 825-9775 Radiation Oncology

Fax Number
(310) 794-7335 Thoracic Surgery
(310) 794-1699 Thoracic Oncology

Co-Directors Specialty
Dubinett, Steven MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Kabbinavar, Fairooz MD Hematology & Oncology

Aberle, Denise MD Diagnostic Radiology
Barstis, John MD Hematology & Oncology
Czernin, Johannes MD Nuclear Medicine
Fishbein, Michael MD Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
Garon, Edward MD Hematology & Oncology
Goldman, Jonathan MD Hematology & Oncology
Gomperts, Brigitte MD Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Hines, Oscar Joe MD General Surgery
Lee, Jay MD Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical Oncology
Thoracic Surgery

Body System Locations
Blood, Heart and Circulation
Lungs and Breathing

Disorders and Conditions

UCLA Medical Center
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Box 957313, Room 64-128 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, Cs 90095-7313