Bryan M. Burt, MD

Bryan M. Burt, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
UCLA Health Thoracic IPU
200 Medical Plaza
Suite B265-1
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Bryan Burt is Professor and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at UCLA. Dr. Burt is a robotic surgeon, a surgeon-scientist and clinical trialist, an editor, and an innovator and entrepreneur.

Dr. Burt completed his undergraduate education at New York University and then pursued his medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He completed residencies in general surgery and thoracic surgery at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in both Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and has advanced expertise in robotic thoracic surgery.

Dr. Burt leads an NIH-funded research laboratory and has completed several investigator-initiated clinical trials of novel immunotherapeutic strategies for patients with thoracic malignancies. His contributions to the field of thoracic surgery are extended through his role as Feature Editor at the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dr. Burt is a recipient of numerous honors and awards but at the end of the day, Dr. Burt is most passionate about elevating the outstanding care of the patients served at UCLA, personally caring for these individuals, and investigating solutions for the problems that affect them.




Medical Board Certification

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2013


Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2012


General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2010


General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2004


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2003

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Mediastinal mass
Lung cancer
Robotic lung surgery
Minimally invasive esophagectomy
Esophageal cancer