Education & Training

Medical School

Universidad del Bosque, School of Medicine


General Surgery

  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • University of Chicago


American Board of Surgery


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Academic Information

Assistant Professor of Surgery


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-6955
F. 573-884-0437

Research Interests

  • Tumor immunology
  • Development of relevant animal models for the study of cancer
  • Biomarkers for early detection of lung cancer

Areas of Expertise

  • Thoracic surgical oncology
  • Thoracic benign pathology
  • Robotic thoracic and thoracoabdominal surgery
  • Benign and malignant esophageal diseases
  • Mediastinal benign and malignant diseases
  • Diaphragmatic disorders
  • Pleural benign and malignant diseases
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Chest wall benign and malignant diseases
  • Chronic infections of the chest
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Navigational bronchoscopy
  • Vagal nerve stimulation

Awards & Honors

  • Best Peer Review Paper. International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Philadelphia, PA, September 2007
  • Top 24 Papers, Travel Award. 23rd Annual SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference, Digestive Diseases Week 2008, San Diego, CA, April 2008
  • Professionalism/Humanism in Surgery Award. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Hershey, PA, June 2014
  • AATS Critical Care Scholarship. AATS Graham Foundation, Washington, D.C., October 2014
  • Intuitive Surgical Robotics Fellowship Recipient. AATS Graham Foundation, Atlanta, GA, May 2015
  • North Shore University Health System Fellowship Travel Grant. Evanston, IL, August 2015