Vera Phelan, Assistant to the Chairman
Department of Thoracic Surgery
609 Oxford House
1313 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-4682
The Department of Thoracic Surgery provides a patient-centered environment for patient care, clinical and basic research, education, and prevention of thoracic diseases. The faculty has nationally and internationally recognized expertise in simple and complex thoracic conditions including thoracic neoplasms, such as lung cancer and esophageal cancer, esophageal diseases, pulmonary metastases, malignant pleural diseases and pleural effusion, other congenital and acquired chest diseases, and management of lung failure including LVRS (lung volume reduction surgery), and lung transplantation.