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UPMC Lung and Mediastinal Oncology Course

April 8-9, 2021

Learning Objectives

This two-day conference aims to expand clinical knowledge and technical skill regarding management of cancers of the lung and mediastinum. Didactic sessions will be designed to feature world-renowned experts in lively pro/con discussions and reveal their best technical pearls in “How I Do It” sessions. Important topics such as thoracoscopic surgery, the role of robotics in lung and mediastinal surgery, treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer, and node dissection will be explored in depth. The second day of the course will feature a broadcast of live surgery. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for thoracic surgeons, surgical oncologists, general surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, internists, family practice providers, advanced practice providers, nurses, and any other associated health professionals with an interest in medical and surgical treatment for lung and mediastinal malignancies.

Course Directors

James D. Luketich, MD FACS

Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs
Director, Thoracic Robotics
Co-Director, Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Matthew J. Schuchert, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Independent Fellow and Integrated Residency Program
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Invited Faculty

Mark R. Dylewski, MD
Medical Director of Robotic and General Thoracic Surgery
Baptist Health of South Florida
Miami, Florida

Garrett L. Walsh, MD
Professor of Surgery
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Hiran C. Fernando, MBBS, FRCS, FACS, FRCSEd
Director, Thoracic Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Please click here to register. For more information, please contact Emily Burgardt at or 412-648-6342.

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.