Professor of Surgery

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3040 Burnett-Womack Bldg., CB #7065
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7065

Appointments: 919-966-3381
Office phone: 919-966-3381
Fax: 919-966-3475

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Clinical Interests

Lung transplantation, lung cancer, Cyberknife (stereotactic radiosurgery) for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, airway diseases and problems. Because of a disability that limits prolonged standing, I no longer perform surgery, but am available for second opinions and advice. I perform bronchoscopy, interventional bronchoscopy, and participate in treatment planning for stereotactic radiosurgery (Cyberknife) with colleagues in Radiation Oncology.

Research Interests

Ischemia-reperfusion injury, lung transplantation, lung transplantation from non-heart-beating donors, ex-vivo lung perfusion/ventilation, cell culture models of ischemia-reperfusion injury. Principal investigator on a large NIH clinical trial grant, “More and Better Lungs: Ex-Vivo Perfusion of Lungs from Non-Heart-Beating Donors” (NHLBI grant 1 UM1 HL113115-01A1, 9/1/13 – 9/30/2016).

Education, Training

  • Thoracic Transplant Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Resident, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • MSc, Pulmonary Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Resident, General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • York Finch Hospital Rotating Internship, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • MD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Board Certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Recent Publications