Language: English
Gender: Male
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Personal Statement

As a thoracic surgeon, I deliver exemplary care to patients with lung cancer and esophageal cancer, as well as to patients with a wide range of other thoracic disorders, by utilizing cutting edge, minimally invasive surgical techniques to optimize patient outcomes.  I have a “patient first” philosophy, and consider it an honor and a privilege to take care of people. While performing those duties, I do my best to advance the field of medicine, oncology in particular, through cancer research and through resident education.


One of America's Top Doctors

Feb. 10, 2016  I had surgery. I feel like I was taken care of. Everything went well and im feeling better. Thx to Dr. Stiles and the  other Doctors and nurses who worked on my case. The nurses who took care of me after surgery were great as well.




Specialties & Expertise


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Lung, Using VATS If Indicated
  • Lobectomy, Lung, Robot Assisted
  • Resection, Lung, Wedge, Thoracoscopic
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
  • Lung Nodules
  • Solitary Lung Nodule
  • Thoracoscopy W/Bx Nodule
  • Management of Lung Nodules
  • Screening Computed Tomography For Coronary Artery Disease and Lung Cancer
  • Excision, Neoplasm, Chest Wall
  • Surgical Removal of Pancoast Tumor Involving Rib and Chest Wall
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Cancer of Esophagus
  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Lung Metastases
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymectomy With Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Thymectomy, Robot-Assisted
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Paraesophageal Hernia

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]


Board Certifications

  • Surgery, Thoracic
  • Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1999

Honors & Awards

Professional Activities:

Co-Chair of the ASCO:SBRT in Early-Stage NSCLC Guideline Endorsement Panel.

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital

  -Quality and Patient Safety Chair, Department of Cardiothoraic Surgery

  -Compliance Leader, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

American Association of Thoracic Surgery

American College of Surgeons

New York General Thoracic Surgery Club, Vice President, Executive Committee

Lung Cancer Research Foundation:  Medical Advisory Board


Free to Breathe, Metastasis Research Grant 2015-2018

American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Graham Foundation:  Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigator grant 2014-2016

Qatar National Research Fund, research grant 2012-2015

Lung Cancer Research Foundation, research grant 2013-2014

STARR Cancer Consortium, research grant 2010-2014


James Earnest Kindred Award (Given by the graduating medical school class to one member of the University of Virginia House Staff whom the students feel has "displayed the greatest enthusiasm for teaching students" 2005 and 2007

All-University Teaching Award, University of Virginia 2006

Dean's Award for Resident Teaching, University of Virginia 2006


Distinguished House Staff Award, for all-around excellence, Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council 2007

Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Virginia 2006

Consultant of the Year Award, University of Virginia, (presented by the Emergency) 2004

Bill Dion Memorial Award, University of Virginia, (Outstanding Surgical Intern) 2000



Dr. Stiles attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia. During that time, Dr. Stiles spent two years in New York City completing a Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship in basic science at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Following board certification in General Surgery, Dr. Stiles completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, including six months of clinical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After training and board certification, Dr. Stiles has remained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is a member of the Meyer Cancer Center.  Dr. Stiles performs all aspects of General Thoracic surgery, but has a particular interest in lung and esophageal cancer.  He commits part of his time to basic science research in an effort to better understand and treat these malignancies and has received several research grants supporting this work.  Dr. Stiles is an outspoken advocate for lung cancer patients and for cancer research in general.  He is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.  Dr. Stiles can be found on Twitter, @BrendonStilesMD, where he frequently comments on lung cancer, engaging directly with patients and advocacy groups.







Inside NYP: Dr. Brendon Stiles

The cardiothoracic surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on his research, losing his father and grandfather to lung cancer, and surgery as a first love.