Thoracic Surgery In The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Who We Are/Surgeon Profiles

Joseph Shrager, MD Joseph Shrager, MD
Professor and Division Chief
Dr. Shrager has been identified as one of “America’s Top Doctors” and one of “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer” in Castle Connolly’s prestigious listings for multiple years running. Dr. Shrager has been awarded US News and World Report “Top Doctor” recognition in every year since that rating system was inaugurated in 2012 ; this award places him among the top 1% of thoracic surgeons nationwide based upon reviews by physician-peers. Evidence of his expert status among his peers also includes membership on the editorial board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Chuong D. Hoang, MD Chuong D. Hoang, MD
Assistant Professor
Dr. Hoang practices general thoracic surgery, having had diverse exposure to re-operative thoracic surgery, lung-sparing bronchoplastic surgery, esophageal procedures, Pancoast tumors, VATS, and transcervical thymectomy.
Bryan Burt, MD Bryan Burt, MD
Assistant Professor
Dr. Burt’s clinical interests are in thoracic oncology and include lung cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma, and esophageal cancer. Dr. Burt has a special clinical and research interest in the variant of lung cancer that has “lepidic” or “bronchioalveolar” features.

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