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Mithran S. Sukumar M.D.

    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Sukumar specializes in surgery on all areas of the chest except the heart. His specialty area includes surgery for lung and esophageal cancer. He is an expert in minimally invasive surgery for these conditions.

  • Residency:

    • General surgery, The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens and The New York Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgical Critical Care, North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, Long Island, NY, 1999
    • Thoracic Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR., 2001
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2002
    • American Board of Surgery, 2000

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Heart Association - Cardiovascular Council
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Thoracic Surgery Resident Association
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant

Publications

  • "Presumed Second Focus of Lung Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease Found to be Adenocarcinoma." Annals of Thoracic Surgery In: , Vol. 101, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 1965-1967.
  • ""Even if I don't remember, I feel better" : A qualitative study of patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer undergoing stereotactic body radiotherapy or surgery." Annals of the American Thoracic Society In: , Vol. 13, No. 8, 2016, p. 1361-1369.
  • "Transcervical thymectomy and extended thymectomy with bilateral opening of the mediastinal pleura."   The Transcervical Approach in Thoracic Surgery. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. p. 119-125.
  • "Invited commentary." Annals of Thoracic Surgery  In: , Vol. 96, No. 5, 11.2013, p. 1819.
  • "Decortication of the lung."   Cardiothoracic Surgery Review. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), 2012. p. 1191-1194.
  • "Extended Transcervical Video-Assisted Thymectomy." Thoracic Surgery Clinics In: , Vol. 20, No. 2, 05.2010, p. 235-243.
  • "Comparison of perioperative outcomes after combined thoracoscopic-laparoscopic esophagectomy and open Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 199, No. 5, 05.2010, p. 594-598.
  • "Management Algorithms for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with N2 Node Involvement." Thoracic Surgery Clinics In: , Vol. 18, No. 4, 11.2008, p. 437-441.
  • "Preface." Thoracic Surgery Clinics In: , Vol. 18, No. 4, 11.2008.
  • "Pertinent Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax and Mediastinum."  Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. Elsevier Inc., 2008. p. 227-251.
  • "Stage N2/IIIA non small cell lung cancer : An evidence-based review." Current Cancer Therapy Reviews In: , Vol. 3, No. 2, 05.2007, p. 127-139.
  • "Video-assisted extended transcervical thymectomy." Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery In: , Vol. 2, No. 2, 03.2007, p. 90-94.
  • "Minimally invasive management of the mediastinal parathyroid adenoma." Laryngoscope In: , Vol. 116, No. 3, 03.2006, p. 482-487.
  • "Gastropericardial fistula and Candida kruzei pericarditis following laparoscopic nissen fundoplication (gastropericardial fistula)." Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon In: , Vol. 53, No. 6, 12.2005, p. 365-367.
  • "Transhiatal gastrobronchial fistula : A case report." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery In: , Vol. 130, No. 3, 09.2005, p. 914-915.
  • "Lung hernia after en bloc cervicothoracic resection." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  In: , Vol. 130, No. 2, 08.2005, p. 607-608.
  • "Thoracoscopic approach to the resection of an azygos vein aneurysm." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery In: , Vol. 130, No. 1, 07.2005, p. 230-231.
  • "An alternative retractor for transcervical thymectomy." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery In: , Vol. 130, No. 1, 07.2005, p. 221-222.
  • "Cervical thoracic duct cyst." Journal of Thoracic Imaging In: , Vol. 20, No. 2, 05.2005, p. 107-109.
  • "Atraumatic gastric transposition after transhiatal esophagectomy." Annals of Thoracic Surgery In: , Vol. 64, No. 3, 09.1997, p. 867-869.

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