Dr. Fereidoun Abtin is a thoracic interventional radiologist specializing in thoracic oncological intervention. Dr. Abtin is known internationally as an expert in minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymoma. A prolific researcher, he has developed a variety of new and innovative treatments for these diseases and is currently the principle investigator on multiple clinical trials in this field.
Dr. Abtin is especially well versed in lung biopsy and thermal ablation of primary and metastatic pulmonary tumors. He practices radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), and cryoablation of thoracic tumors. In
particular, he has pioneered the use of cryoablation in the treatment of pulmonary cancers.
Dr. Abtin is the director of the Thoracic Imaging Research Laboratory and the director of the Santa Monica Outpatient Center. In this capacity, he has grown a robust lung biopsy practice and tissue biobank.