David Mason, MD

216.445.6860

David Mason, MD
Department: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.6860
WorkFax:216.636.6996
David Mason, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.6860
WorkFax:216.636.6996
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. David Mason is a staff surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He holds joint appointments as a staff surgeon in the Clinic's Transplantation Center in the Division of Surgery and in the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. He specializes in general thoracic surgery .  He has a particular interest in  minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery, thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery.  His clinical interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, malignant mesothelioma, lung volume reduction surgery, myasthenia gravis, antireflux surgery, hyperhidrosis, and lung transplantation.  He has research interests in all of these areas.  Dr. Mason is board certified in general and thoracic surgery.

Following an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, Dr. Mason received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. He did his internship and residency in general surgery  as well as his Thoracic Surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.     He completed a research fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Dr. Mason has held academic appointments at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery 

Dr. Mason was appointed in 2004 as a staff surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, Transplantation Center and Cancer Institute.

He has authored or co-authored  multiple  chapters in medical textbooks on his specialty interests including  minimally invasive surgery, video assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy, antireflux surgery, multimodality treatment of lung cancer and esophageal cancer.  He has published  extensively in leading publications such as the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryAnnals of Thoracic SurgeryJournal of Thoracic Oncology, Circulation, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and Transplantation.

Dr. Mason is a member of The  American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation , American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
2003
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Surgery
Boston, MA
2001
Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Surgery
Boston, MA
1995
Medical School - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY USA
1994
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Psychology & Social Relations
Cambridge, MA USA
1988

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, malignant mesothelioma, lung volume reduction surgery, myasthenia gravis, antireflux surgery, hyperhidrosis, lung transplantation

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/8/2013, Dr. Mason has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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