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Faiz Y. Bhora, MD
Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Co-Director Airway Program, Associate Program Director, Director of Thoracic Surgery Research, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West and Continuum Cancer Centers of New York
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Affiliated with:
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Center, Institute, ProgramContinuum Cancer Centers Of New York
Medical SpecialtyThoracic Surgery
Clinical Interests
Esophogeal Disorders
Lung Cancer
Myasthenia Gravis
Robotic Surgery
Thoracic Cancer
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Robotic Thymic Tumors/Thymoma resection
Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
Airway Stenting for cancer
Tracheal and Bronchial Stenting
EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasound)
Robotic Lobectomy/lung resection
Pecturs Excavatum Repair/Surgery
Robotic Surgery for Achalasia/Heller Myotomy
Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia
Minimally Invasive approaches to spine surgery
Esophagectomy for Cancer, including Robotic Esophagectomy
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Surgery, 2001 American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2004
Medical SchoolThe Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, 1992
Residency TrainingCardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2000‑2002 Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1995‑2000
FellowshipThoracic Oncology Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2005 Heart/Lung Transplantation and Congenital Heart Surgry, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2003‑2004
Academic AppointmentIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Research / AdvancesTo see a list of Dr. Bhora's research publications, please click here.
From the doctorFaiz Y. Bhora, MD, FACS is Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Surgical Research, Co-Director of the Airway Program and Associate Program Director of General Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt and Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He received his medical education at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, General Surgery training at George Washington University Medical Center, Thoracic Surgery training at UCLA Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Thoracic Oncology Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bhora's area of interest and specialty is Thoracic Oncology Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive approaches to thoracic surgical diseases, especially thoracic cancer and in the use of the Da Vinci robot to perform minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Operations where Dr. Bhora is considered expert include Robotic Lobectomy and Segmentectomy, Robotic Heller Myotomy, Robotic Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and mediastinal masses, Robotic Excision of Duplication Cysts, Neurogenic Tumors. He is nationally and internationally known for his expertise in advanced bronchoscopic surgery involving the airway, including Airway Stenting and Endoscopic Excision of Tumors. He has developed one of the largest Interventional Airway Programs in the region. In addition to cancer surgery, Dr. Bhora has an interest in VATS procedures to handle complex thoracic surgical problem, Repair of Pectus Exavatum Deformities and the treatment of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Dr. Bhora frequently is able to offer treatment with excellent outcomes to even the most complex of patients, including international patients from South America, UAE, Canada and the Sub-Continent.

Dr. Bhora is actively involved in basic science research and in resident and medical student education. In addition to being Associate Program Director in General Surgery, he is an integral part of the Pulmonary Fellowship Training program. Dr. Bhora organizes and moderates the weekly Morbidity and Mortality conference for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Bhora serves on the faculty of a national board review course involved in thoracic surgery resident education. He is Director of Thoracic Surgery Research and Director of the Columbia University Cardiothoracic Preceptorship SU 65R. He has mentored 7 pos-doc fellows and over 50 medical students. He has authored several important publications and is regularly asked to present and lecture at national and international meetings. His current research interest involves the radiobiology of lung cancer combined with chemotherapy, the use of stents to palliate lung cancer and outcomes research including robotic lung lobectomy. Dr. Bhora directed the prestigious Ahmad Adaya Cardiothoracic Research Fellowship that has been responsible for the training and mentoring of several young physicians. His current research support is over $750,000 over the next 5 years from government and philanthropic sources.

In addition to his clinical and administrative responsibilities with the department, division, residency program, research, and medical students, Dr. Bhora is the Surgical Representative for the system-wide P4P and Quality Program at Continuum. In this capacity, he has regular meetings with all surgeons at the medical center to discuss issues such as CMI, LOS, flow, quality and efficiency. He also has an interest in health care information technology and research databases to improve quality, cost efficiency and outcomes.

Dr. Bhora is President of the New York General Thoracic Surgical Club, the premier general thoracic surgical society in the tri-state area and Chair of the Membership Committee of the New York Society of Thoracic Surgeons (NYSTS). He has served on the Executive Committee of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society for University Surgeons as Co-Chair of the Leadership Committee, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Research Task Force), ITMIG (Workforce on Thymic Cancer) and the American College of Surgeons (Rep of NY State). He is the recipient of several national awards, including Patient’s Choice Award for 2009-2011 and America’s Top Surgeons 2011 from the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Dr. Bhora was recently cited for his work in the field of thoracic surgery in the New York Magazine “Best Doctors” June 2013 issue.
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