Jeffrey L. Port, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery
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Jeffrey L. Port, M.D.

Thoracic Surgery

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

"The Diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. At Cornell, we utilize a multidisciplinary team approach in the treatment of patients with lung and esophageal cancers. Our dedicated team is involved from the initial evaluation through the completion of a patient's post-operative course. This unparalleled attention to the patient helps to ease the burden of the diagnosis. For those of us involved in research as well as care, this is a very important time -- several novel treatment approaches recently have been developed here at Cornell, and we currently are showing promising results."

Specialties and Expertise


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Lung Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Trachea
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Mesothelioma
  • Achalasia
  • Lung Cancer-Diagnostic Testing
  • Thorascopic Lung Surgery
  • Secondary Cancer of Lung
  • Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
  • GERD Surgery
  • GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  • Heartburn
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Lung Nodules
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Excision, Neoplasm, Chest Wall
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
  • Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
  • Benign Esophageal Disease
  • Excision of Chest Wall Tumor
  • Resection, Pancoast Tumor, Rib and Chest Wall
  • Management of Lung Nodules
  • Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagectomy, Robot-Assisted, Laparoscopic
  • Excision, Esophagus, Combined Laparoscopic and VATS Approach
  • Excision, Esophagus, Combined Laparoscopy and Thoracotomy
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Repair, Hernia, Hiatal, Laparoscopic
  • Repair, Hernia, Hiatal, Paraesophageal
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagomyotomy, Laparoscopic
  • Benign Tumor of Mediastinum
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Anterior Mediastinum
  • Mediastinal Mass Resection
  • Excision of Mediastinal Cyst
  • Excision of Mediastinal Tumor
  • Surgical Removal of Thymoma
  • Thymectomy With Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Robot-Assisted Thymectomy
  • Hyperhidrosis, Focal, Primary


As an attending thoracic surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr Port has developed an interest in minimally invasive approaches to the diagnosis, staging and treatment of thoracic malignancies. He has have recently integrated Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB) into the thoracic surgical program. These techniques offer a minimally invasive approach to lung cancer diagnosis and staging. Dr. Port specializes in lung and esophageal cancers, mediastinal tumors and Barrett's Esophagus. He also specializes in the area of minimally invasive thoracoscopic pulmonary surgery. Dr. Port has taken a leadership role on the development of the robotic surgical program and now offers robotic surgical approaches for mediastinal, lung and esophageal disorders.

Dr. Port has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer. He has been selected as a best doctor in New York Magazine for 2012.

Dr. Port resides with his family here in Manhattan.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha NYU School of Medicine 1991

Best Doctors in New York Magazine 2012

Top Doctors
Jeffrey L. Port, M.D. has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Across 65 medical specialties, 404 Weill Cornell Medicine physicians have been awarded this designation.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Daryl and Steven Roth Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1991


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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