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Department of Thoracic Surgery
Administrative Office
609 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN 37232-4682
Phone: (615) 322-0248
Fax: (615) 936-7003

Thoracic Surgery Clinic
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 1710
Nashville, TN 37232-5734
Phone: (615) 322-0064
Toll Free: (866) 372-4378​

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Research in Thoracic Surgery

Vanderbilt’s commitment to Surgical Research

The Departments of Thoracic Surgery have multidisciplinary teams of surgeons, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, nurses, post-doctoral fellows, and residents who perform cutting edge research in epidemiologic and clinical studies of thoracic malignancies, and explore critical issues in end stage lung disease.

Research Interests:

  • Early Stage Lung Cancer
  • Cancer Detection
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Targeted Molecular Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • End-stage Lung Disease
  • ECMO

Thoracic Surgery Faculty Publications

Matthew D. Bacchetta, M.D., M.B.A., M.A.

Erin Alexis Gillaspie, M.D., M.P.H.

Eric L. Grogan, M.D. M.P.H.

Eric S. Lambright, M.D.

Jonathan C. Nesbitt, M.D.

Stephen Deppen, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.

The TREAT Lung Cancer Program provides core support to students, residents and fellows to maximize productivity during the clinical rotations.


Visit our new website about the
TREAT Lung Cancer Program.