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.