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Brendon Stiles, M.D.

Thoracic Surgery

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 38 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Hiatal Hernia


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


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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."




Vaping:  Dr. Brendon Stiles cautions us not to repeat past mistakes

Not enough is known about e-cigarettes and vaping to know their effect on lung health and cancer.




Dr. Brendon Stiles:  More optimistic now for his lung cancer patients than ever



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.



Never Smokers With Resected Lung Cancer: Different Demographics, Similar Survival

What Is The Role of Wedge Resection for T1a Lung Cancer?

Anatomical Segmentectomy and Wedge Resections Are Associated with Comparable Outcomes for Patients with Small cT1No Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Evidence-Based Guideline Summary


Dr. Stiles is a thoracic surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine.  He specializes in lung and esophageal cancer, unusual thoracic cancers including metastatic tumors and those invading the heart, as well as in benign chest and upper gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Stiles does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to surgery.  Rather he targets surgical therapy to tumor- and patient-specific details, typically using minimally invasive, organ-sparing techniques. 

Dr. Stiles trained at the University of Virginia, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to being a busy clinician, Dr. Stiles is also an active basic science and clinical researcher.  He has received several research grants to study lung cancer and has co-authored over 110 scientific publications.  Dr. Stiles also serves as the Quality and Patient Safety Chair for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  He has written extensively about quality metrics in thoracic surgery. 

In addition to his duties at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Stiles also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, a national not-for-profit focused on lung cancer research and advocacy. Dr. Stiles is also an active member of several surgical and scientific societies, guideline panels, and grant review panels, including serving as a panel chair for the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program.  Dr. Stiles lost his own father to lung cancer in 2005.  He currently lives in New York with his wife and with their two sons. Dr. Stiles is an active social media advocate for lung cancer research and for patients (@BrendonStilesMD).






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
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • 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) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and 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