Patients can find mesothelioma doctors all across the US. Locating the right specialist with experience in their diagnosis may save a patient's life.

Find Your Mesothelioma Doctor

These featured mesothelioma doctors are skilled in treating a wide variety of mesothelioma cases and known for supporting groundbreaking technology in the fight for a cure. We’ve shared some of the top mesothelioma specialists below. For a complete listing of every specialist, call us at 1-888-385-2024 or request our free Mesothelioma Guide.

Top Mesothelioma Specialists

Specialty:
  • Peritoneal
  • Pleural

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Dr. David Sugarbaker

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Treatment Center

6620 Main Street,
Houston,
TX
77030

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Dr. Marcelo DaSilva

Focus: Pleural & Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Brigham and Women's Hospital

75 Francis Street,
Boston,
MA
02115

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Dr. Richard Berri

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

St. John Hospital and Medical Center

19229 Mack Ave.,
Grosse Pointe Woods,
MI
48236

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Dr. Daniel Labow

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Mount Sinai Hospital Surgical Oncology

1470 Madison Ave. Floor 3,
New York,
NY
10029

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Dr. Edward Levine

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Wake Forest University Medical Center

1 Medical Center Blvd. ,
Winston-Salem,
NC
27157

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Dr. James Pingpank

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Hillman Cancer Center

5115 Centre Ave,
Pittsburgh,
PA


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Dr. Joel Baumgartner

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla

3855 Health Science Dr.,
La Jolla,
CA
92093

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Dr. Raffit Hassan

Focus: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

National Cancer Institute

9000 Rockville Pike,
Bethesda,
MD
20892

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Dr. H. Richard Alexander

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

22 S. Greene Street,
Baltimore,
MD
21201

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Dr. Raja Flores

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Mount Sinai Hospital

1440 Madison Avenue,
New York,
NY
10029

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Dr. Raphael Bueno

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Brigham and Women's Hospital

75 Francis Street,
Boston,
MA


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Dr. Abraham 'Avi' Lebenthal

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Brigham and Women's Hospital

75 Francis Street,
Boston,
MA
02115

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Dr. Michele Carbone

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

701 Ilalo Street Suite 600 ,
Honolulu,
HI
96813

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Dr. Brian Loggie

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Creighton University School of Medicine

601 North 30th Street Suite 2803,
Omaha,
NE
68131

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Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

22 S. Greene Street Executive Office, Suite N9E17,
Baltimore,
MD
21201

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Dr. David H. Harpole Jr.

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Duke University

2424 Erwin Rd. Suite 403,
Durham,
NC
27705

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Dr. Valerie Rusch

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue,
New York,
NY
10021

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Dr. Harvey Pass

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

NYU Langone Medical Center

530 First Avenue,
New York,
NY
10016

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Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Landreneau Thoracic Surgical Associates

600 Medical Arts Building Suite 600,
Kittanning,
PA
16201

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Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler

Focus: Pleural & Peritoneal Mesothelioma

University of Chicago Medicine

5758 S. Maryland Ave,
Chicago,
IL
60637

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Dr. Anne Tsao

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

University of Texas

1515 Holcombe Boulevard Unit 0432,
Houston,
TX
77030

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Dr. Paul Sugarbaker

Focus: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Washington Cancer Institute

106 Irving Street NW, Suite 3900,
Washington,
DC
20010

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Dr. Thierry Jahan

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

1600 Divisadero St.,
San Francisco,
CA
94115

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Dr. Robert B. Cameron

Focus: Pleural Mesothelioma

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100,
Los Angeles,
CA
90024

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Dr. David Sugarbaker

Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Houston, TX

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Dr. Robert Cameron

Pleural Mesothelioma Specialist

UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Paul Sugarbaker

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist

MedStar Washington
Hospital Center

Washington, DC

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More Recommended Mesothelioma Specialists


Dr. Anne Tsao

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Dr. Anne Tsao graduated from the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker
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School of Medicine. She’s certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, and is the head of the mesothelioma program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She has been heavily involved in clinical trials, and advocates the use of emerging treatments such as immunotherapy or gene therapy.
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Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler

University of Chicago Cancer Center

Chicago, IL

Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler is a distinguished researcher and medical oncologist who
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graduated from SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Kindler uniquely experienced mesothelioma firsthand. Her father was diagnosed with and died from mesothelioma, which strengthened Dr. Kindler’s resolve in combating the disease. Much of her primary research has been on chemotherapy drugs such as Alimta and gemcitabine.
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Dr. Harvey Pass

NYU Langone Medical Center

New York, NY

Dr. Harvey Pass graduated from Duke Medical school and is a renowned
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thoracic surgeon. In addition to his work as a surgeon, he has also advocated the use of blood tests in the early detection of mesothelioma. Many patients have benefited from his book, 100 Questions and Answers about Mesothelioma.
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Dr. Abraham ‘Avi’ Lebenthal

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
VA Boston Healthcare System

Boston, MA

Dr. Abraham Lebenthal is a pleural mesothelioma specialist at Brigham and
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Women’s Hospital in Boston. Aside for the treatment he provides at BWH, he also works closely with the VA Boston Health Care System to provide specialized mesothelioma treatment to veterans.
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Dr. David H. Harpole Jr.

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Dr. David Harpole Jr. has been nationally recognized as one of the top 10%
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of doctors specializing in thoracic surgery (U.S. News and World Report), and his work at Duke University has made it a popular choice for mesothelioma treatment. In 1995 Dr. Harpole worked with Dr. David Sugarbaker, researching treatment effectiveness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Harpole has been at Duke University for over 15 years and has spearheaded numerous medical advances.
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Dr. Raphael Bueno

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Dr. Raphael Bueno is the chief of thoracic surgery at Brigham and
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Women’s Hospital in Boston. The mesothelioma treatment program at this hospital is one of the best in the world, a fact that lends credence to the experience of Dr. Bueno.
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Dr. Thierry Jahan

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

San Francisco, CA

Dr. Thierry Jahan is a leading thoracic oncologist with over 20 years of
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experience. He advocates for multimodal therapy and incorporating emerging treatments with traditional therapies for pleural mesothelioma. He is currently enrolling patients in many clinical trials.
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Dr. Raja Flores

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

Dr. Raja Flores is the director of the mesothelioma program at Mount
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Sinai Medical Center in New York. As a leader of one of the most respected surgical oncology programs, Dr. Flores has done extensive research to develop the surgical management of pleural mesothelioma.
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Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg

University of Maryland Cancer Center

Baltimore, MD

Dr. Joseph Friedberg is Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of
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Pennsylvania and has been nationally recognized as one of the top doctors in the US. His work with mesothelioma comes from his viewpoint that mesothelioma doesn’t have to be untreatable. He’s also developed lung-sparing procedures in the hopes of preserving quality of life for mesothelioma patients. He was also included on a team developing an investigational lung cancer vaccine.
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Dr. Raffit Hassan

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, MD

Dr. Raffit Hassan is one of the foremost mesothelioma researchers in
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the world. His work has led to countless encouraging clinical trials that have inspired hope in many patients searching for better treatment. One of his latest breakthroughs, discovered at the National Cancer Institute, was the development of CRS-207, a drug that uses a genetically-modified bacteria to stimulate the immune system to fight mesothelioma.
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Dr. Valerie Rusch

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

Dr. Valerie Rusch is skilled in treating patients with cancers of the lungs,
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including pleural mesothelioma. She has over 25 years’ experience and is a co-leader of the Thoracic Disease Management Team. She believes in working closely with the patient and other specialists that will provide the best treatment options for cancer patients.
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Dr. Rodney Landreneau

Landreneau Thoracic Surgical Associates

Kittanning, PA

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau treats pleural mesothelioma patients at his own practice,
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Landreneau Thoracic Surgical Associates in Kittanning, PA. He is a leader in his field and one of the only mesothelioma specialists in the region.
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Dr. Marcelo DaSilva

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva is a triple board certified surgeon who operates on both
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pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients. He played a vital role in bringing peritoneal care to the International Mesothelioma Program which formerly only treated pleural patients.
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Dr. Michele Carbone

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Honolulu, HI

Dr. Michele Carbone is one of the leading mesothelioma researchers in
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the world. Heading up the mesothelioma program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, he has contributed to discoveries regarding the genetic behavior of the disease.
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Dr. Eric Vallieres

Swedish Cancer Institute

Seattle, WA

Dr. Eric Vallieres is a thoracic surgeon at the Swedish Cancer
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Institute who is experienced in treating pleural mesothelioma. Swedish employs a trimodality approach with some of their mesothelioma patients. They believe using surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation in combination with each other gives patients the best chance at remission. The institute is also one of the few cancer centers that is capable of using SMART (Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy) to treat its mesothelioma patients.
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Dr. David Jablons

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive

San Francisco, CA

Dr. David Jablons has spent the past 15+ years at the University
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of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Comprehensive Cancer Center as the leader of thoracic oncology. His research team is focused on advancing lung cancer treatment and finding new mesothelioma therapies and eventually cures. Dr. Jablons studied at the National Cancer Institute, and spent time learning from Dr. David Sugarbaker, who developed one of the first surgical treatments for mesothelioma.
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Dr. Amit Patel

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Amit Patel is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Utah. Dr. Patel
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uses VATS (Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery), an important minimally invasive procedure. He also performs hyperthermic chemotherapy, which involves inserting heated chemotherapy directly into the lung to kill cancer cells. Dr. Patel is also involved in important cardiac and thoracic research. He studies stem cell therapys as well as gene therapies. He also studies targeted cancer therapies that focus directly on cancer cells, leaving more healthy cells unharmed than traditional cancer treatments.
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Dr. Matthew Steliga

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

Dr. Matthew Steliga is a thoracic oncologist at the University
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of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He specializes in treating lung cancer and other tumors of the chest, including mesothelioma. He is a kind and compassionate doctor who has been treating mesothelioma patients for years. He strives to connect with his patients and their families through good communication. Dr. Steliga is experienced in minimally invasive procedures and is a member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.
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Dr. Lary Robinson

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Dr. Lary Robinson is the director of the Division of
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Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in Tampa, FL. He is a member of the thoracic oncology group. He works with a multidisciplinary team of specialists who treat mesothelioma together. He is extremely qualified to evaluate and treat all stages of pleural mesothelioma. He is involved in several research programs that are studying lung cancer and mesothelioma.
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Dr. Farid Gharagozloo

Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Celebration, FL

Dr. Farid Gharagozloo is the medical director of
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Thoracic Surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. He and an expert on robotic surgeries and is changing the way pleural mesothelioma surgery is performed. In 2013, Dr. Gharagozloo performed the first two robotic-assisted mesothelioma surgeries. Robotic surgeries are minimally invasive making them safer and easier to recover from than traditional surgery.
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Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran

Loyola University Health System

Maywood, IL

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is a thoracic surgeon and the
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division director of Thoracic Surgery at Loyola University Health System. He is experienced in treating pleural mesothelioma patients. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce recovery time for his patients. He strives to create positive patient experiences and provide high-quality care.
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Dr. Richard Alexander

University of Maryland Cancer Center

Baltimore, MD

Dr. H. Richard Alexander is one of the leading peritoneal mesothelioma
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specialists in the country. As a former Navy officer, Dr. Alexander understands the struggle of veterans with mesothelioma, a group that makes up over 30 percent of all mesothelioma patients. His work in the research field has focused on developing targeted therapy for mesothelioma to make treatment more effective with less side effects.
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Dr. Brian Loggie

Creighton University School of Medicine

Omaha, NE

Dr. Brian Loggie is the chief of surgical oncology at the Creighton
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University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. His focus is on peritoneal mesothelioma, in which he has over two decades of experience treating patients.
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Dr. James Pingpank

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. James Pingpank’s focus is in regional treatment strategies for
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mesothelioma and other advanced peritoneal cancers. He has vast experience treating mesothelioma patients and making presentations about mesothelioma to others in the medical community. Dr. Pingpank is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the Association for Academic Surgery.
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Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler

University of Chicago Cancer Center

Chicago, IL

Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler is a distinguished researcher and medical oncologist who
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graduated from SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Kindler uniquely experienced mesothelioma firsthand. Her father was diagnosed with and died from mesothelioma, which strengthened Dr. Kindler’s resolve in combating the disease. Much of her primary research has been on chemotherapy drugs such as Alimta and gemcitabine.
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Dr. Edward Levine

Wake Forest University Medical Center

Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Edward Levine is a board certified surgeon who is nationally
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recognized in the field of surgical oncology. He is considered an internationally-renowned expert on the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma with heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIPEC) and cytoreductive surgery. He has served as a leader in the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he is chief of the surgical oncology service.
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Dr. Joel Baumgartner

UCSD Moores Cancer Center

La Jolla, CA

Dr. Joel Baumgartner is an expert in treating peritoneal mesothelioma using
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cytoreductive surgery and heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIPEC). He worked and trained at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the busiest and most experienced HIPEC centers in the world, before coming to Moores Cancer Center, the only HIPEC center on the West Coast. He has had years of experience performing this procedure on many patients.
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Dr. Daniel Labow

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

Dr. Daniel Labow established and directs one of the busiest heated
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intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) programs in the country. Since the program began, he has performed over 220 HIPEC procedures. He has watched the program grow quickly due to his efforts and successes in treating peritoneal mesothelioma with HIPEC.
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Dr. Richard Berri

Van Elslander Cancer Center

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Dr. Richard Berri came to the Van Elslander Cancer Center in 2011,
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where he established the first HIPEC and cytoreductive surgery program in the state of Michigan. He has built it into one of the highest volume nationally recognized HIPEC programs in the country. It is also Michigan’s first program using HIPEC to treat mesothelioma and the only HIPEC program in southeast Michigan.
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Dr. Marcelo DaSilva

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva is a triple board certified surgeon who operates on
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both pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients. He played a vital role in bringing peritoneal care to the International Mesothelioma Program which formerly only treated pleural patients.
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Dr. Ryan Holbrook

Cancer Care Northwest

Spokane, WA

Dr. Ryan Holbrook is a surgical oncologist at Cancer Care
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Northwest in Spokane, Washington. He has been working in the field for over 20 years. He focuses on cancers of the intestinal tract as well as peritoneal surface malignancies like mesothelioma. Dr. Holbrook pioneered the use of the HIPEC procedure in the Pacific Northwest and for years was the only HIPEC doctor in the region. He is also the recipient of a Best Doctors in America Award.
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Dr. Kamran Idrees

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

Nashville, TN

Dr. Kamran Idrees is the director of the Peritoneal
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Surface Malignancy Program at Vanderbilt University. He is highly experienced in using minimally invasive techniques and performs the HIPEC procedure. He has developed a HIPEC program that involves a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals to provide comprehensive care to his patients.
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Dr. Mecker Moller

University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Miami, FL

Dr. Mecker Moller is head of the HIPEC peritoneal
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malignancies program at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. HIPEC is often considered the most effective treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. Sylvester is one of only a few cancer centers in Florida that offer the HIPEC procedure. Dr. Moller was the first to perform the procedure at the center.
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Dr. Claire Verschraegen

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Burlington, VT

Dr. Claire Verschraegen is an oncologist that specializes
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in peritoneal mesothelioma. She is skilled in treating patients with uncommon cancers. She is the director of the Hematology and Oncology Division of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She has studied the importance of immunotoxins in patients with peritoneal mesothelioma.
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Dr. Martin Goodman

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

Dr. Martin Goodman is the director of the peritoneal surface
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malignancy programs at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Tufts was the first hospital in Massachusetts to perform the HIPEC procedure. Dr. Goodman has performed the HIPEC procedure hundreds of times. He is a recipient of the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award and is considered to be in the top 1 percent of doctors according to “U.S. News and World Report”.
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Factors When Considering a Doctor

  • Experience

    Experience is something money can’t buy. It’s important to ask: has this specialist been around mesothelioma long enough to understand how the disease progresses? Are they aware of the newest options and breakthroughs? A specialist should have enough experience to make the best decision for the long and short term.

  • Clinical Trials

    Many of the best mesothelioma specialists are knee-deep in clinical trials, searching for a cure and testing new research. Only 5% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials, and most of those had specialists who pointed them in the right direction.

  • Treatment Expertise

    Dr. David Sugarbaker pioneered the radical, but successful, extrapleural pneumonectomy for pleural mesothelioma. Dr. Paul Sugarbaker advanced the use of heated chemotherapy baths for peritoneal mesothelioma. Mesothelioma specialists have been known to develop and craft their own treatment options.

  • Bedside Manner

    Fighting cancer is tough enough without having doubts about a doctor. Studies have shown that the most successful mesothelioma patients had complete faith in their physician and his or her plan for them. The emotional aspects of mesothelioma cannot be ignored.

  • Mesothelioma Specialty

    Each type of mesothelioma is a unique disease that behaves differently. Which is why patients should look for a specialist with a firm grasp on a specific mesothelioma diagnosis. This offers the best outcome for a patient’s prognosis. Get connected with a mesothelioma specialist today using our free Doctor Match program.

Reasons to Find a Mesothelioma Doctor

There are many reasons to find a specialized physician when beginning treatment for mesothelioma. There are multiple types of mesothelioma and finding a doctor who is experienced in the specific location of a patient’s mesothelioma is critical.

Finding a doctor who has years of experience and who has developed different treatment approaches is a significant advantage.

These specialists can offer peace of mind to patients as they work through their treatments and make them feel more comfortable with the possible outcomes of their diagnosis.

Seasoned specialists are familiar with the a variety of different treatment options as well as which options work best for different mesothelioma cancers. They’re also accustomed to the treatment adjustments that may need to be made as a patient continues their battle with mesothelioma.

Doctors who specialize in mesothelioma treatment are also knowledgeable about ongoing research and clinical trials that are happening. These specialists can point their patients in the right direction to receiving better care, something general practitioners may not be able to do.