Education

Fellowship
CardioThoracic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 2006
Residency
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2004
Residency
Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1999
Internship
Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1998
Degree
MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997

Medical Board Certifications

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2009
Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 2004

Gender

Male

State License

A96666
  • About Me

    About Me

    ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

    • Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
    • Associate Professor of Surgery
    • Surgical Director, UCLA Thoracic Oncology Program / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Surgical Director, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders
    • Member, UCLA Sarcoma Program / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


    ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
    • Research Fellowship, Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1999-2001


    MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    • 1994-97 American Medical Association
    • 1994-97 California Medical Association
    • 1998-Present American College of Surgeons
    • 2000-Present American Society of Gene Therapy
    • 2000-Present Christian Medical and Dental Society
    • 2004-Present Sabiston Surgical Society
    • 2005-Present Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
    • 2006-Present Nano Science and Technology Institute
    • 2006-Present Brigham Surgical Society
    • 2007-Present International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
    • 2009-Present Association for Academic Surgery
    • 2010-Present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    • 2010-Present Western Thoracic Surgical Association
    • 2010-Present General Thoracic Surgical Club
    • 2010-Present American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
    • 2010-Present Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Scientific Working Group
    • 2010-Present Cancer Immunology (CIMM) Scientific Working Group
    • 2011-Present American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
    • 2011-Present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
    • 2012-Present Society of University Surgeons (SUS)
    • 2012-Present International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig)
    • 2012-Present International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)
    • 2012-Present International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG)
    • 2013-Present American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

    Links

  • Locations

    UCLA Thoracic Surgery

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite 120
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-794-7333
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2009
    Surgery
    American Board of Surgery, 2004

    Education

    Fellowship
    CardioThoracic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 2006
    Residency
    Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2004
    Residency
    Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1999
    Internship
    Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1998
    Degree
    MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
  • Clinical Interests
    • Airway Stenosis
    • Airway Tumors
    • Chest Malignancies
    • Chest Wall Tumor
    • Diaphragm
    • Diaphragmatic Hernia
    • Esophageal
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophagus
    • General Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • General Thoracic Surgery
    • Hyperhidrosis
    • Lung
    • Lung Cancer & Chest Malignancies
    • Lung Metastasis
    • Lung Nodule
    • Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy
    • Mediastinal Tumor
    • Mesothelioma
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Paraesophageal Hernia
    • Pectus Carinatum
    • Pectus Excavatum
    • Pediatric Thoracic
    • Pericardial Effusion
    • Pericardial Window
    • Pericardiectomy
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pleural Tumor
    • Pneumothorax
    • Sarcoma
    • Thoracic
    • Thoracic Cancer
    • Thoracic Oncology
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Thoracoscopic Surgery
    • Thoracoscopy
    • Thymectomy
    • Thymoma
    • Thymus
    • Trachea
    • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Research

    Research Interest

    Lung Cancer Research; Immunotherapy / Gene Therapy; Drug Discovery

    Publications

  • News & Awards

    Awards

    • 1991 Undergraduate Honors Convocation Academic Scholarship
    • 1991 Irwin M. Newell Scholarship (Research)
    • 1993 Ernst A. Noltmann Memorial Award (Research)
    • 1994 American Heart Association Medical Student Research Fellowship
    • 1999 National Cancer Institute Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship
    • 2001 American Society of Gene Therapy Travel Grant
    • 2006 NCI K12 Career Development Award, UCLA Clinical Scientist Training in Cancer Gene Medicine
    • 2006 NCI Career Development Award, UCLA Lung Cancer SPORE
    • 2008 STOP Cancer Research Award
    • 2009 Voted “Best Doctors” 2009-2010
    • 2010 Los Angeles Magazine's 2010 "Super Doctors" List
    • 2010 Voted “Best Doctors” 2010-2011
    • 2011 Alumni of the Year, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
    • 2011 Los Angeles Magazine's 2011 "Super Doctors" List
    • 2012 Alumni of the Year, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
    • 2012 Los Angeles Magazine's 2012 "Super Doctors" List
    • 2013 Los Angeles Magazine's 2013 "Super Doctors" List
    • 2014 Los Angeles Magazine's 2014 "Super Doctors" List
    • 2014 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
    • 2014 The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood’s Top Doctors: Best Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons in Los Angeles
    • 2014 UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board
    • 2015 Los Angeles Magazine's 2015 "Super Doctors" List
    COMMITTEE SERVICE (NATIONAL)
    • 2011-2013 Basic and Translational Science Committee, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
    • 2011-2012 American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Consultant Subcommittee
    • 2013-2014 American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Consultant Subcommittee
    • 2013-2014 American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Oral Board Examiner
    • 2014-2015 American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Consultant Subcommittee
    • 2014-2015 American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Oral Board Examiner
    • 2015 General Thoracic Chair, Video Committee, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
    SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS (NATIONAL)
    • 2010 Discussant; American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress. Surgical Forum - Cardiothoracic Surgery III. Washington, DC.
    • 2011 Moderator; American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA.
    • 2011 Discussant; American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA.
    • 2013 Instructor; Society of Thoracic Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting. Course #8: Novel Techniques in Esophageal and Tracheal Surgery. Los Angeles, CA.
    • 2013 Discussant; American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA.
    • 2014 Moderator (Invited); American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 94th Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.
    • 2014 Discussant (Invited); American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 94th Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.
    • 2015 Instructor; Society of Thoracic Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting. Course #9: Advanced Esophageal and Tracheal Procedures. San Diego, CA.
    • 2015 Moderator, General Thoracic Surgery, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 95th Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.
  • Videos