Thoracic Surgery

The division of Thoracic Surgery is dedicated exclusively to the practice of general thoracic surgery (non-cardiac surgery) with a special emphasis to minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery. The minimally invasive approach decreases patient's discomfort and allows for faster return to usual activities. Our interest is in caring for patients with benign, malignant thoracic, and esophageal diseases, with a special interest and expertise in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal pathologies, thymomas, myasthenia gravis, and chest wall tumors, and pleural diseases. We perform surgery for hyperhidrosis (surgery to stop sweating) in the hands, axillae, and face.

Our current research efforts are in preventing surgical complications with the use of preoperative nutritional therapy, lung cancer screening, smoking cessation, and healthcare disparities.

Faculty

Benny Weksler, MD, MBA, FACS
Eastridge-Cole Professor, Division Chief

Jennifer Sullivan, MD
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Benny Weksler, MD, MBA, FACS
Eastridge-Cole Professor, Division Chief
1325 Eastmoreland Ave
Suite 460
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 448-2918
Fax: (901) 266-6447

Leslie Lilligren
Administrative Assistant
UTMP Dept. of Thoracic Surgery
1325 Eastmoreland Avenue
Suite 460
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 448-2918
Fax: (901) 266-6447
Email: llilligr@uthsc.edu