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Brian L. Pettiford, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Laryngeal Cancer Lung Cancer Pericardial Mesothelioma Peritoneal Mesothelioma Pleural Mesothelioma

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Brian Pettiford specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including, but not limited to malignant mesothelioma. Dr. Pettiford currently practices as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Ochsner Cancer Institute, after having completed his studies as a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh. He finished his residency and fellowship at the same university, completing his studies with honors. Dr. Pettiford is board certified in general and thoracic surgery.

  • Education & Training


    Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA



    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Medical School


    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA



    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Ochsner Cancer Institute

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (866) 624-7637

    1514 Jefferson Hwy

    Jefferson, Los Angeles 70121

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Brian L. Pettiford has contributed to 3 publications.

    Preliminary results of anatomic lung resection using energy-based tissue and vessel coagulative fusion technology.

    Schuchert, M.J., Abbas, G., Pettiford, B.L., Luketich, J.D., Landreneau, R.J.; J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

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    Anterior minithoracotomy: a direct approach to the difficult hilum for upper lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and sleeve lobectomy.

    Pettiford, B.L., Schuchert, M.J., Abbas, G., Pennathur, A., Gilbert, S., Kilic, A., Landreneau, J.R., Jack, R., Landreneau, J.P.,

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    Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer: comparison of video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open approach.

    Schuchert, M.J., Pettiford, B.L., Pennathur, A., Abbas, G., Awais, O., Close, J., Kilic, A., Jack, R., Landreneau, J.R., Lan

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    Society of Surgical Oncology

    American College of Surgeons

    Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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December 24, 2015

by Jerrica R.

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“I was really pleased with the time and care that Dr. Pettiford showed when I visited him. He gave me an answer to every question. I, in particular appreciated that he took time to explain the technical things that he was referring to, rather than just spreading out medical jargon in a rushed way like all the others do. Dr. Pettiford radiates confidence and knowledge and I would recommend his services to anyone. ”