Considered a pioneer in the treatment of mesothelioma, Dr. David Sugarbaker currently practices at Baylor College of Medicine as the Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Lung Institute and Professor of Surgery. He graduated from the Cornell University Medical College in 1979 and completed two separate residencies, at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was a fellow at the University of Toronto General Hospital. Dr. David Sugarbaker specializes in malignant pleural mesothelioma, for which he developed an advanced tri-modal treatment method. Characterized as a highly experienced thoracic surgeon, Dr. Sugarbaker has a career spanning over 30 years.
Cornell University Medical College - 1979
Brigham and Women\'s Hospital; Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
Toronto General Hospital at the University of Toronto
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Phase III Trial of Trimodality Therapy With Cisplatin, Fluorouracil, Radiotherapy, and Surgery Compared With Surgery Alone for Esophageal Cancer.
Tepper J1, Krasna MJ, Niedzwiecki D, Hollis D, Reed CE, Goldberg R, Kiel K, Willett C, Sugarbaker D, Mayer R.See more >>
Phase I to II Study of Pleurectomy/Decortication and Intraoperative Intracavitary Hyperthermic Cisplatin Lavage for Mesothelioma
Richards WG1, Zellos L, Bueno R, Jaklitsch MT, Jänne PA, Chirieac LR, Yeap BY, Dekkers RJ, Hartigan PM, Capalbo L, Sugarbaker DJ.See more >>
Prevention, early detection, and management of complications after 328 consecutive extrapleural pneumonectomies
Sugarbaker DJ1, Jaklitsch MT, Bueno R, Richards W, Lukanich J, Mentzer SJ, Colson Y, Linden P, Chang M, Capalbo L, Oldread E, Neragi-Miandoab S, Swanson SJ, Zellos LS.See more >>
Pleural Biopsy: A Reliable Method for Determining the Diagnosis But Not Subtype in Mesothelioma
Bueno R1, Reblando J, Glickman J, Jaklitsch MT, Lukanich JM, Sugarbaker DJ.See more >>
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Verified Patient ReviewsRate This Doctor
May 12, 2016
by Horace L.
“This is the Dr. that we specially visited at the recommendation of our radiologist and he was exactly as we were told he would be. He is a professional who made a staff to provide the support needed for his patients that are in their most difficult time fighting cancer. We waited a bit, but we are sure that if we were the ones inside, we would want to finish our procedure before moving on. Thank you very much Dr. Sugarbaker. ”
May 03, 2016
by Blake R.
“On the advice of our oncologist we went to see Dr. Sugarbaker. We had been given small chances, but we never lost our hope in Dr. Sugarbaker. It all went well but it was a lot of hard work. He informed us that a cure for mesothelioma is still in the future. We have hope and we are moving forward. ”
April 27, 2016
by Jordan C.
“My Father was treated recently by Dr. Sugarbaker. His staff is made out of a wonderful group of compassionate and caring people. We hoped that my father would live another 3 years after being diagnosed, but he only lived 10 months after the surgery. He did 3 rounds of chemo that didn’t help him too much I think. As an alternative thought think twice before you decide to have a surgery. There are some good clinical trials going on, so you may consider a better option. Dr. Sugarbaker is a great surgeon and we really appreciate him for all that he did for us. We pray for you and your staff to help people who suffer from this terrible disease. ”
July 30, 2014
by Christine S.
“Thanks to Dr. Sugarbaker I was able to dance at my son’s wedding and also see my first grandchild being born. Simply the best! ”
May 19, 2013
by John R. Mortarelli
“He is a great surgeon capable of doing difficult operations. It is worth waiting for your life.”