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About the UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute

The health care professionals at the UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute, who are members of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, take pride in the robust tradition of excellence and innovation that sets it apart as one of the nation’s leading cardiothoracic surgery centers.

Guided by our mission, we strive to:

  • Provide personalized, compassionate cardiothoracic care in all phases of treatment.
  • Continue to advance in the field through innovation and research.
  • Foster and train the next generation cardiothoracic surgeons.

Contact Us

Contact the UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute with questions or for more information.

Thoracic and Foregut Surgery Division: 412-647-7555

Cardiothoracic Transplant Division: 412-648-6202

Experts in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Our thoracic surgeons are experts in new minimally invasive technology that significantly reduces the risks associated with traditional open surgical procedures.

Relying on cutting-edge advances and surgical methods, we treat conditions and diseases of the:

  • Lungs
  • Chest wall
  • Esophagus
  • Mediastinum

Minimally invasive procedures include:

Only a few dozen medical facilities in the United States offer such a complex array of minimal-access procedures for the treatment of chest diseases and conditions.

Our experience with the most complex thoracic issues and knowledge of the latest techniques contribute to our positive surgical intervention outcomes.

Pioneering Innovation Through Investigation and Research

Our cardiothoracic research and clinical trials program allows us to discover innovative ways for managing and treating chest conditions.

Through our active pursuit of scientific investigation, we hope to further advance the already high-quality cardiothoracic care people expect from our surgeons and medical team.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Academic Resources

As an academic medical center, UPMC offers a number of educational programs and resources for medical students and doctors pursuing specialties in cardiothoracic surgery.

Learn more about cardiothoracic surgery programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


At UPMC, we're committed to educating future cardiothoracic surgeons.

Learn more about our:

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Programs