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Division of Thoracic Surgery

Providing cutting-edge care for even the most complex diseases through every step of treatment and recovery.
Gennaro Carpinito, MD uses the daVinci robot during an urology surgery in the operating room at Tufts Medical Center.
Breathe in, breathe out

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) has a long and rich tradition of delivering outstanding care to patients with chest, lung and esophageal conditions.

Our thoracic surgeons provide state-of-the-art surgical care using a multidisciplinary approach so that patients with even the most complex diseases receive the latest therapies in a timely manner. Working with a team of care professionals, including oncologists, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists and rehabilitation specialists, we create treatment plans individualized to each patient's unique needs to ensure the highest quality of care.

We offer the latest in minimally invasive techniques for treating a range of diseases, including advanced robotic surgery with the smallest and fewest incisions possible. The personal touch that you receive from all of us at Tufts MC will put you and your family at ease as you journey through your treatment and recovery.

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Department research

The Division of Thoracic Surgery provides patients access to innovative treatment through Tufts MC-based and national clinical trials. By enrolling in new clinical trials, you may have access to new treatments that are otherwise unavailable.

If you are interested in enrolling in one of our clinical trials, please talk to your physician.

Residencies + fellowships

Tufts Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital of the Tufts University School of Medicine, offers a 2-year ACGME-accredited residency in thoracic surgery. The program accepts 1 resident per year. All individuals who have completed the program have successfully passed the American Board of Thoracic Surgery examination.

The program's goal is to produce the finest surgeon leaders of the future. The PD and associate PD work closely to benefit resident education and are deeply committed to it. The faculties of both divisions are equally committed.

Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

Family physician Sarwada Tuladhar Jha, MD talking to patient during exam at a clinic appointment and inputting health information at the computer.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Anasuya Gunturi MD, PhD talks with patient at Lowell General Hospital's Women's Wellness Center clinic appointment.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

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