Practicing at the University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center as a thoracic surgeon, Dr. Robert Cerfolio focuses on diagnosing and treating mesothelioma. Dr. Cerfolio completed the University of Rochester Medical School and finished several residencies at the University of Connecticut, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and Cornell University Medical College. With such a good academic background, Dr. Robert Cerfolio is regarded as an expert in this area, with many studies conducted, mainly related to mesothelioma and its treatment methods.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY - 1984
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY - 1988
University of Connecticut, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT; Cornell University Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - 1996
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
One Hundred Planned Robotic Segmentectomies: Early Results, Technical Details, and Preferred Port Placement.
Cerfolio, R. J.,Watson, C.,Minnich, D. J.,Calloway, S.,Wei, B.; Ann. Thorac. Surg.See more >>
Decreasing the Preincision Time for Pulmonary Lobectomy: The Process of Lean and Value Stream Mapping.
Cerfolio, R. J.,Steenwyk, B. L.,Watson, C.,Sparrow, J.,Belopolsky, V.,Townsley, M.,Lyerly, R.,Downing, M.,Bryant, A.,Gurley, W. Q.,Henling, C.,Crawford,See more >>
Robotic surgery for posterior mediastinal pathology.
Broussard, B. L.,Wei, B.,Cerfolio, R. J.; Ann Cardiothorac Surg.See more >>
Is post-operative radiotherapy of any benefit after R0 resection for N2 disease?
Cerfolio, R. J.,Estes, J. H.; Transl Lung Cancer Res.See more >>
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Surgeons
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Verified Patient ReviewsRate This Doctor
July 06, 2016
by Debbie Q.
“Dr. Cerfolio was the one that helped my mother twelve years ago. We visited him last week and he gave her a clean bill of health. He really is an amazing doctor and also a person. I will highly recommend Dr. Cerfolio to anyone who needs a thoracic surgeon. ”
March 06, 2016
by Linda M.
“My husband is 71 and had most of his esophagus removed due to cancer and achalasia. After doing chemo and radiation Dr. Cerfolio and his amazing team performed an esophagogastrectomy. Dr. Cerfolio is a meticulous surgeon and also a caring person. My husband did his exercises of stairs, breathing, walking and came home on day 7 after the surgery after following Dr, Cerfolio’s instructions. We were blessed this past year and one of our greatest blessing was Dr. Cerfolio.”
June 29, 2016
by Charlie D.
“My 69-year-old dad got an Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy procedure performed by Dr. Cerfolio. We are very satisfied with everything he did and how well he explained what he was going to do. My dad felt a little ill because he was not being able to drink anything for 12 days. That is the only problem he had but overall everything went great. Dr. Cerfolio is very good and we would recommend him to anyone who needs such a surgery. ”