Leading cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher Brendon Stiles, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery & Surgical Oncology in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Stiles will also join the Einstein faculty with a senior academic appointment. Additionally, he is serving as Associate Director of Surgical Services for the surgical oncology line at the National Cancer Institute–designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center.
Brendon Stiles, MD
Dr. Stiles has built a reputation for his “patient-first” approach, which includes his pioneering use of minimally invasive surgery for early tumors; for example, he employs sublobar resection for treatment of small lung cancers, which preserves vital lung tissue and speeds recovery. He will also play a key role in addressing well-documented health disparities in lung cancer by increasing screening to vulnerable populations and conducting more molecular testing to identify and cure early-stage disease.
Applying Research to Patient Care
Robert Michler, MD
“Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in New York City and disproportionately impacts our patient population,” said Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief; Chairman, Surgery; Chairman, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery; Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care; and Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Dr. Stiles’ expertise in thoracic surgical oncology expands the clinical options we can provide our patients with lung disease. Through his clinical and translational research, Dr. Stiles has significantly contributed to the medical community’s understanding and management of lung cancer. We are honored to have him join our team.”