Division of Thoracic Surgery

Ranked #5 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

UCLA Health hospitals ranked in the top 5 nationally in a closely watched annual assessment published by U.S. News & World Report on July 25, 2022.

For 33 consecutive years, UCLA Health has earned coveted placement on the U.S. News national honor roll, which names only 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across multiple areas.

UCLA Health garnered top-10 rankings in 11 specialty areas including pulmonology and lung surgery (#5)

About Us- Surgical Team Image

Our surgeons are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the thoracic cavity including the lungs, esophagus, mediastinum, pleura, trachea and airways, diaphragm, and chest wall.

We practice at the forefront of the field, implementing modern techniques including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS), laparoscopic surgery, image-guided surgery, and advanced endoscopy and bronchoscopy.

In addition to our commitment to clinical excellence, the UCLA Division of Thoracic Surgery is a leader in innovation via our multiple research programs, including clinical trials. We are also a highly-regarded training program in thoracic surgery.

At UCLA, we believe that multidisciplinary care results in the best outcomes. We collaborate with our expert colleagues in pulmonology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, radiology, and nuclear medicine to provide you with the optimal care for your specific problem. Both cancer and benign cases are discussed in multidisciplinary conferences to achieve this goal.

We would like to thank you for your interest in UCLA Thoracic Surgery. Our site includes detailed descriptions of much of what we do and who we are. We are available at any time to answer further questions and assist with facilitating care.

Please contact us; we look forward to working together.