Thomas A. D’Amico, MD

Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA

Dr. Thomas A. D’Amico is a graduate of Harvard University (AB) and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University (MD). He received training in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. After completing a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. D’Amico joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently the Gary Hock Endowed Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery, Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Training Program in Thoracic Surgery, and Chief Medical Officer of the Duke Cancer Institute.

As Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program of the Duke Cancer Institute, Dr. D’Amico supervises the clinical and research programs in Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer. He is also involved in improving safety and quality in patient care, as a member of the Duke Quality and Safety Committee and the Perioperative Executive Committee.

Dr. D’Amico serves on several editorial boards and is active in the leadership of the Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Finally, he is the Chair of the General Thoracic Biology Club and active in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), as a member of both the NCCN Lung Cancer and Esophagus Cancer Guidelines Committees.

Focused Issue: Surgery for Esophageal Malignancy.