Assistant Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Grogan's clinical practice includes all areas of general thoracic surgery. He has experience in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, lung failure surgery, lung transplantation, mediastinal tumors, and tracheal and bronchoplastic procedures. Dr. Grogan's clinical interests have focused on minimally invasive thoracic surgery for treatment of lung cancer and benign esophageal diseases. He performs VATS lobectomies, radiotracer guided excision of small pulmonary nodules, and laparoscopic and thoracoscopic esophageal surgical procedures.
Dr. Grogan was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised in Paducah, Kentucky. He attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and graduated summa cum laude in 1995. In 1999, he received his medical degree with honors from Vanderbilt University. After completing a general surgery internship and residency at Vanderbilt, Dr. Grogan continued his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Virginia where he also was the minimally invasive thoracic fellow. During his surgical training, he also obtained a Master's in Public Health from Vanderbilt University focusing on surgical outcomes research and quality improvement.
Dr. Grogan's current research focuses on the early detection and optimal therapy for patients with lung cancer. He holds a secondary appointment with the Department of Medicine and the Institute for Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Grogan joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in July, 2008.
Dr. Grogan's Curriculum Vitae is available in PDF format.
Eric L. Grogan, M.D. M.P.H.
2971 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN 37232-5734
Appointment Phone: (615) 322-0064
Fax: (615) 343-9194