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Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYP/Brooklyn Methodist
263 7th Avenue, Suite 4H
Brooklyn, NY 11215
P: (718) 780-7700 | F: (718) 780-6701
Call for appointment:
(718) 780-7700
2.
Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, M-404
New York, NY 10065
P: 212-746-5104 | F: 718-670-6701
Call for appointment:
212-746-5104

Personal Statement

"Lung cancer remains the number one cancer killer in the U.S.  Despite this, new treatments are offering people more hope and chances for cure than ever before.  As a thoracic surgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine I am fortunate to be part of a world class team of thoracic surgeons and other cancer specialists.  Our goal has always been to offer our patients unrivaled cancer care, while also personalizing this to an individual patient's unique disease and personal situation.  I take great pride in the care we provide our patients; and being with my patients from diagnosis, throughout treatment, and finally to cancer cure is my greatest professional joy. "

Specialties & Expertise

Expertise

  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)
  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery

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

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Surgery, Thoracic

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 2006
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 2002