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Thoracic Oncology Program


The Department of Surgery

Division of Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Oncology Program

The UCLA Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP) is designed to provide a comprehensive approach in the prevention, detection, treatment, and research of all aspects of thoracic malignancies.

Patients referred to the 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

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Telephone Number
(310) 794-7333 Thoracic Surgery (Lee and Yanagawa)
(310) 470-8980 Thoracic Surgery (Cameron)

(310) 829-5471 Medical Oncology
(310) 825-8061 Pulmonary Medicine
(310) 825-9775 Radiation Oncology

Fax Number
(310) 794 7335 Thoracic Surgery
Co-Directors Specialty
Kabbinavar, Fairooz MD Hematology & Oncology
Lee, Jay MD Cardiothoracic Surgery

Aberle, Denise MD Diagnostic Radiology
Abtin, Fereidoun MD Diagnostic Radiology
Bando, Joanne MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Barjaktarevic, Igor MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease ; General Internal Medicine
Brown, Adam MD Anesthesiology
Brown, Kathleen MD Diagnostic Radiology
Cameron, Robert MD Cardiothoracic Surgery; Surgical Oncology
Cooper, Christopher MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Dubinett, Steven MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Duvvuri, Ramana MD Anesthesiology
Fishbein, Michael MD Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
Garon, Edward MD Hematology & Oncology
Genshaft, Scott MD Diagnostic Radiology
Goldin, Jonathan MD, PhD Diagnostic Radiology
Goldman, Jonathan MD Hematology & Oncology
Gudzenko, Vadim MD Anesthesiology
Gutierrez, Antonio MD Diagnostic Radiology
Hoftman, Nir MD Anesthesiology
Lee, Percy MD Radiation Oncology
Oh, Scott DO Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Rahman, Siamak MD Anesthesiology
Riad, Maggy MD Anesthesiology
Roth, Michael MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Smith, Malcolm MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Suh, Robert MD Diagnostic Radiology
Susanto, Irawan MD Pulmonology / Pulmonary Disease
Wallace, William MD Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
Wong, Deborah Jean Lee MD, PhD Hematology & Oncology
Yanagawa, Jane MD Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Box 957313, Room 64-128 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7313