With the wealth of information and research out there regarding asbestos lung cancer, it is hard to know which sources to trust regarding research and treatment. Here, we have compiled a list of several well-respected doctors dealing with asbestos lung cancer, in both a treatment and research capacity.
1. David J. Sugarbaker, M.D. is one of the most well-known asbestos lung cancer doctors. Board certified in Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Sugarbaker’s clinical and lab research focuses on malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure. His research includes seeking out treatment for mesothelioma patients.
2. Harvey Pass, M.D. is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Duke Medical School. His medical career has been centered around treating various thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Dr. Pass is responsible for the development of one of the first organized protective tissue archives, a resource that he has used in several collaborative studies on mesothelioma.
3. David Bartlett, M.D. is a Professor of Surgery at the Universtiy of Pittsburg School of Medicine. His research focuses on abdominal cancers, including abdominal mesothelioma.
4. David C. Rice, is an associate professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Texas. A native of Ireland, Rice began his work in the US in 1992. His main area of clinical interest is mesothelioma, where his research has improved preoperative staging of the disease, a system that he is still working to revise.
5. Raphael Bueno, M.D. is the associate Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research has focused on characterizing the behavior of malignant pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer at the molecular level in order to improve diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
6. D. Wayne Berman, Ph.D. is not a physician, but he has had an impact on asbestos safety nonetheless. Berman has developed a means of providing measurements that relate directly to asbestos risk, as well as methods for evaluating asbestos risk.
7. Arnold Brody, Ph.D. is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Tulane University Medical School. His degree is in cell biology, and he has completed numerous peer-reviewed publications on lung cancer.
8. James D. Lockey, M.D. is a professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has also served as chair of the Occupational Lung Disorders Committee, representing the mesothelioma and lung cancer community.
9. Gene McConnell, D.V.M. has an M.S. in pathology from Michigan State University. He currently sits of the editorial board of Inhalation Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal responsible for various asbestos and mesothelioma research publications.
10. Andrew Churg, M.D., Ph.D. has studied at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the effects of environmental and occupational agents on the lung, including asbestos.
11. Kevin E. Driscoll holds a Ph.D. in environmental health science inhalation toxicology from NYU and acts as the associate director of cell and molecular cardiovascular research at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. He has published several peer-reviewed articles relating to asbestos and mesothelioma.
12. Bice Fubini, Ph.D. has developed several studies on the chemical basis of the toxicity of inhaled particles including asbestos.
13. Tom K. Hei, Ph. D. focuses his research on lung and breast cancer by environmental carcinogens. His large volume of work has been cited around the world.
14. Charles H. Hobbs, D.V.M. is the director of Toxicology at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, NM. He studies the effects of inhaled materials and how those effects occur.
15. Agnes Kane, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology of Laboratory Medicine at Brown University. She has studied mechanisms of mineral fiber toxicity and carcinogenicity for over 25 years.