Because many forms of cancer exist and mesothelioma is a unique and rare disease, if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we believe it is important to seek out a specialist in the field, as they will be able to provide the highest quality of care and the most current treatment options available. What follows is a list of the nation’s top physicians, surgeons and oncologists specializing in the treatment of mesothelioma.
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
THE UNIVERSITY OF Chicago
Each year over 100 new patients from across the nation and around the world seek the expertise of The University of Chicago Mesothelioma Program. Many enroll in promising clinical trials. As one of the largest mesothelioma treatment programs in the world, the University of Chicago has the excellence and expertise to provide state of the art care to our patients. http://www-uccrc.uchicago.edu/meso/ucmesoprogram.html
Believe in a Cure
Offering hope to mesothelioma patients and their families.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (formerly known as MARF) is the national non-profit foundation dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma research, by educating patients, and by advocating for federal mesothelioma funding.
Founded by David J. Sugarbaker, MD, the International Mesothelioma Program encompasses a clinical program, a research program and a support program. The clinical focus is on developing treatment strategies that can significantly extend the life of their patients. Their research focus involves a collaboration of basic, translational, and clinical research scientists whose aim is to understand the causative factors in the development of the disease and to translate these findings into improved therapy.
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), is widely regarded among the world’s top centers for scientific and medical training. Mt. Sinai’s reputation has been built upon its dedication to compassionate patient care and continuing scientific research through a large number of clinical trials.
Dr. Harvey Pass
Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center Chief, Thoracic Oncology, New York Unversity Langone Medical Center Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Mesothelioma Applied Research Fund (MARF)New York University Medical Center 530 First Avenue, Suite 9V New York, New York 10016
Office: (212) 731-5414
Dr. Harvey I. Pass received his M.D. from Duke University Medical School in 1973 and completed his surgical residency at Duke in 1975. Dr. Pass acted as Chief Surgeon at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Division of Surgery, from 1977-1980. He then went on act as Chief Resident while completing his Senior Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Pass completed his 3-year Senior Fellowship in the Thoracic Oncology Surgical Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He was appointed Head of Thoracic Oncology for the National Cancer Institute in 1986 and, in 1991 was awarded the National Institutes of Health’s prestigious Directors Award for his contributions to thoracic oncology. In 1996, Dr. Pass began creating the thoracic oncology program at Karmanos Cancer Institute of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and was awarded Detroit’s Top Doctors award in both 2004 and 2005. In 1998 Dr. Pass helped found the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF).
In 2005, Dr. Pass joined The New York University School of Medicine, Division of Thoracic Surgery as its first director. Today, Dr. Pass serves as a member of the Lung Cancer Alliance Board and acts as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. In addition, Dr. Pass has been awarded Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors award for the last five years. For additional information on Dr. Pass, as well as information on New York University’s Langone Medical Center please visit www.med.nyu.edu/clinicians/passh01.html