Faiz Y. Bhora, MD


Faiz Y. Bhora, MD, FACS, is Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the Airway Program, Associate Program Director of General Surgery Residency and Director of Thoracic Surgery Research at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. Dr. Bhora's area of interest and specialty is Thoracic Oncology Surgery, involving complex lung resections, mediastinal tumors and airway surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive approaches to thoracic surgical diseases and in the use of the Da Vinci robot to perform minimally invasive lung resections, esophageal operations, thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and resection of mediastinal tumors and airway surgery. He is nationally and internationally known for his expertise in advanced bronchoscopic surgery involving the airway, including airway stenting for lung and thoracic cancer. Dr. Bhora is actively involved in basic science and clinical research and in resident and medical student education. He is the recipient of several national awards, including Patient’s Choice Award for 2009-2011 and America’s Top Surgeons 2011 from the Consumer’s Research Council of America. He lives in NYC with his wife and twin boys.

Brendon Stiles, MD

Vice President

Dr. Brendon Stiles attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia. He also completed his General Surgery Residency at UVA. During his residency, Dr. Stiles spent two years in New York City completing a Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Following General Surgery training and board certification, Dr. Stiles completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Stiles practices at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he is an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He performs all aspects of General Thoracic surgery, but has a particular interest in lung and esophageal cancer. He commits part of his time to basic science and clinical research in an effort to better understand and treat these malignancies. He currently resides in New York City with his family.

Lyall Gorenstein, MD


Dr. Lyall Gorenstein is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He completed his Thoracic Surgical Fellowship at the University of Toronto, and a fellowship in Thoracic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Since completing his thoracic training he has been an attending Thoracic Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Gorenstein has been active in all aspects of Thoracic surgery including transplantation, oncology, esophageal diseases, tracheal surgery, and surgery for myasthenia gravis. Early on in his career he became interested in video assisted thoracic surgery, and developed the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Gorenstein established the Center for Hyperhidrosis at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1998. His clinical interests in hyperhidrosis include improving patient satisfaction with ETS, and the impact of hyperhidrosis on social anxiety. He has been evaluating neuroimaging in patients with hyperhidrosis. Research interests include: lung and esophageal cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, and surgical education.

David Zeltsman, MD


Dr. David Zeltsman is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zeltsman possesses extensive experience in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. His special interests include all aspects of thoracic oncology, including surgical management of tumors of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and the chest wall. He also has additional expertise in tracheal surgery and extensive experience in interventional bronchoscopy, tracheal and bronchial stent placement, and laser interventions.

Jason Shaw, MD

Dr. Jason Shaw is the Director of General Thoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Miami and Minimally Invasive training at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He has clinical interests in all aspects of thoracic surgery including benign and malignant disease of the chest, minimally invasive surgery, tracheal surgery, advanced bronchoscopy and endoscopy. He is active in resident and medical student education. He additionally serves as the Director of the Maimonides Lung Cancer Screening Program. He currently resides in NYC with his wife and three children.

Michael Ebright, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, Attending Surgeon, New York & Presbyterian Hospital, and Director, Thoracic Surgery at Stamford Hospital.

John Kucharczuk, MD

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery. Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Hospital.

Manjit Bains, MD

Manjit Singh Bains, MD, is an Attending Surgeon in the Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College. He has developed several techniques in operative treatment of cancer involving the esophagus, chest wall, and mediastinal tumors and major vessels. He is considered by many to be a “doctor’s doctor” and is often called to assist colleagues during difficult intraoperative situations. He is a member of numerous thoracic surgical and oncology societies and has published extensively with over 150 publications.

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