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UPMC Lung and Mediastinal Oncology Symposium 2020

April 6-7, 2020

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the UPMC Lung and Mediastinal Symposium 2020 has been postponed. A new date is yet to be determined. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Kinnunen at

Intent and Objectives

This two-day conference aims to expand clinical knowledge and technical skill regarding management of cancers of the lung and mediastinum. 

This course includes:

  • Didactic sessions
  • Broadcast of live surgery, featuring:
    • VATS lobectomy
    • Robotic-assisted VATS lobectomy

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for attending thoracic and general surgeons, attending radiation and medical oncologists, medical and surgical residents and fellows, nurses and advanced practice providers, medical students, oncology administrators, and basic science researchers. 

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
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Matthew J. Schuchert, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Independent 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

Hecheng Li, MD
Chair, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Ruijin Hospital
Shanghai Jiatong University
Shanghai, China

Hiroyuki Oizumi, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Pediatric Surgery
Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine
amagata, Japan

Course Contact

Angela Kinnunen, MPA
Project Manager
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

For more information, contact Angela Kinnunen at or 412-770-4949.