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Our Thoracic Surgery Team

Truly experts in their field, the thoracic surgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) perform thousands of surgeries and procedures each year. The thoracic team also includes a core group of physician assistants (PAs) and nurses who are invaluable to the patient care team.

Led by Raphael Bueno, MD, our thoracic surgeons are faculty members of Harvard Medical School and are actively engaged in scientific research to improve the care of patients.

Raphael Bueno, MD

Raphael Bueno, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Lung Center; Co-Director of Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center; Vice Chairman of Surgery for Cancer and Translational Research

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Antonio Coppolino, III, MD

Antonio Coppolino, III, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Associate Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation Program; Director of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Program Director, Lung Transplantation, Heart Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support Fellowship; Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Christopher T. Ducko, MD

Christopher T. Ducko, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, South Shore Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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John J. Dunning, MBChB

John J. Dunning, MBChB

Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Cardiothoracic Liaison, COVID Recovery Center; Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

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Rian M. Hasson, MD, MPH, FACS

Rian M. Hasson, MD, MPH, FACS

Thoracic Surgery

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Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD

Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship; Jack Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Thoracic Surgery; Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Mohamed A. Keshk, MD

Mohamed A. Keshk, MD

Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Hassan Khalil, MD

Hassan Khalil, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Ciaran McNamee, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

Ciaran McNamee, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

Thoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Milford Regional Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Steven James Mentzer, MD

Steven James Mentzer, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Namrata Patil, MD, MPH

Namrata Patil, MD, MPH

Thoracic Surgery

Director, Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit

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Matthew Pommerening, MD

Matthew Pommerening, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Matthew Rochefort, MD

Matthew Rochefort, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Milford Regional Medical Center; Associate Program Director, I6 Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Raghu R. Seethala, MD

Raghu R. Seethala, MD

Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, ECMO Service; Director, Thoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Section Chief of Critical Care, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Ealaf Shemmeri, MD, PharmD

Ealaf Shemmeri, MD, PharmD

Thoracic Surgery

Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

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Desiree A. Steimer, MD

Desiree A. Steimer, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Scott James Swanson, MD

Scott James Swanson, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Canepari Family Distinguished Chair in Thoracic Surgery; Director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery; Clinical Director, Thoracic Surgery; Associate Chief of Surgery, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Hisashi Tsukada, MD, PhD

Hisashi Tsukada, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Paula A. Ugalde Figueroa, MD

Paula A. Ugalde Figueroa, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Physician in Chief for Thoracic Surgery, Southcoast Health Surgery Care Center; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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John C. Wain, Jr., MD

John C. Wain, Jr., MD

Thoracic Surgery

Associate Chief of Quality and Safety, Thoracic Surgery Department, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Director of Surgical Quality, Thoracic Surgery Department, Milford Regional Medical Center; Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

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Jon O. Wee, MD

Jon O. Wee, MD

Thoracic Specialty

Section Chief, Esophageal Surgery; Director of Robotics in Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Daniel C. Wiener, MD

Daniel C. Wiener, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Fatima G. Wilder, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Associate Program Director, Brigham and Women's I-6 Cardiothoracic Residency Program; Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

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John Young, MD

John Young, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Surgical Director of Lung Transplant, VA Boston; Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Physician Assistants

Brigham and Women's Hospital physician assistants (PAs) are invaluable to the patient care team. PAs obtain medical histories conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery, perform procedures, prescribe medications, order and interpret lab tests, and provide patient education and counseling.

The members of our physician assistant team are:

  • Evan Hall, PA-C, Chief
  • Andrea Bradbury, PA-C
  • Kerry Brochu, PA-C
  • Donna Burke, PA-C
  • Joseph Coughlan, PA-C
  • Kelly Danek, PA-C
  • Miles Danis, PA-C
  • Erin Fahey, PA-C
  • William Hung, PA-C
  • Jackson Lindsay, PA-C
  • Samantha Lipsky, PA-C
  • Heidi Niell, MS, PA-C
  • Nicole Perella, PA-C
  • Wendy Samaha, PA-C
  • Asmeda Spalding, PA-C
  • Melissa Thomas, PA-C
  • Argyro (Angie) Tsiaras, PA-C
  • Samuel Warren, PA-C
  • Mia Wigley, PA-C
  • Amanda Burgon, PA Program Coordinator

Patient Coordinators

Our patient coordinators assist new patients with setting up initial appointments and help patients manage their care.

  • New patients only: (617) 732-5922
  • Returning patients: (617) 732-6824

Billing Coordinators/Referrals

Billing coordinators assist with billing concerns and coordinating referrals. Please contact us and we can help you reach the correct party.

  • Billing/Referral concerns: (617) 732-6824
  • Fax for Referrals: (617) 566-3441

Thoracic Surgery Appointments and Locations

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