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Sudish Murthy, MD, is the Surgical Director of the Center of Major Airway Disease and a staff thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He holds joint appointments with the Transplant Center and the Taussig Cancer Institute. Currently, Dr. Murthy is the NetWork Chair of the Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedure NetWork. He is board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery.
His specialty interests include esophageal surgery; minimally invasive surgery including Robotics, bronchoscopic, laparoscopic and thorascopic procedures; general thoracic surgery and lung transplantation
Dr. Murthy earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Ph.D. in pathology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. At Columbia he received the Janeway Prize for Top Achievement in his graduating class, the Loeb Award for Excellence in Medicine, and the Merck Award for Outstanding Scholarship, among several other awards.
He completed an internship and a residency in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard University, Boston, continuing there for a residency in cardiothoracic surgery. As a Harvard University Clinical Fellow he was selected as the Whitman Travelling scholar and served as the surgical emissary for Harvard Medical School in the Department of Esophageal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital Medical Center at the University of Hong Kong.
A dedicated researcher and prolific writer, Dr. Murthy has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles in leading peer-reviewed medical journals and more than a dozen chapters in medical textbooks. His research interests include lung cancer, lung transplant and emphysema.
Dr. Murthy is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a member of the General Thoracic Surgical Club and Esophageal Surgical Club.
esophageal, pulmonary, mediastinal, chest wall and diaphragm surgery, minimally-invasive, lung volume reduction surgery, lung transplant surgery, general thoracic surgery, lung cancer surgery, esophageal cancer surgery
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