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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


  • "Invited commentary" Annals of Thoracic Surgery November 2013
  • "Stage N2/IIIA non small cell lung cancer" Current Cancer Therapy Reviews May 2007
  • "Management Algorithms for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with N2 Node Involvement" Thoracic Surgery Clinics November 2008
  • "Extended Transcervical Video-Assisted Thymectomy" Thoracic Surgery Clinics May 2010
  • "Pertinent Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax and Mediastinum"   2008
  • "Comparison of perioperative outcomes after combined thoracoscopic-laparoscopic esophagectomy and open Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy" American Journal of Surgery May 2010
  • "Atraumatic gastric transposition after transhiatal esophagectomy" Annals of Thoracic Surgery September 1997
  • "Cervical thoracic duct cyst" Journal of Thoracic Imaging May 2005
  • "Gastropericardial fistula and Candida kruzei pericarditis following laparoscopic nissen fundoplication (gastropericardial fistula)" Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon December 2005
  • "Thoracoscopic approach to the resection of an azygos vein aneurysm" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery July 2005
  • "Video-assisted extended transcervical thymectomy" Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery March 2007
  • "Preface" Thoracic Surgery Clinics November 2008
  • "Transcervical thymectomy and extended thymectomy with bilateral opening of the mediastinal pleura"   2014
  • "Minimally invasive management of the mediastinal parathyroid adenoma" Laryngoscope March 2006
  • "Lung hernia after en bloc cervicothoracic resection" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery August 2005
  • "An alternative retractor for transcervical thymectomy" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery July 2005
  • "Transhiatal gastrobronchial fistula" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery September 2005
  • "Presumed Second Focus of Lung Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease Found to be Adenocarcinoma" Annals of Thoracic Surgery May 1 2016
  • "Decortication of the lung"  January 5 2012
  • "Sternal Resection for Thyroid Carcinoma" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)  2003
  • ""Even if I don't remember, I feel better"" Annals of the American Thoracic Society  2016
  • ""It wasn't as bad as i thought it would be"" BMC Research Notes November 29 2017
  • "Patient-clinician communication among patients with stage I lung cancer" Supportive Care in Cancer December 5 2017
  • "Prophylactic Aortic Stent Prevents Massive Hemorrhage and Hematemesis After Definitive Esophageal Chemoradiation in a Patient With Pretreatment Aortic Involvement" Practical Radiation Oncology January 1 2019

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