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Cliff P. Connery, MD
Director, Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York (CCCNY), Chief, Thoracic Surgery, St. Luke's-Roosevelt and Beth Israel
Surgical Critical Care
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
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Re-certification, American Board of Surgery, 2000, 2010
Re-certification, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2003
Re-certification, American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, 2003
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, 1984
Thoracic Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1990-1992
General Surgery, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, 1984-1989
Cardiothoracic research (American Heart Association), University of Rochester, New York, 1989-1990
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
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Cliff P. Connery, M.D. FACS, FCCP is Director of the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program of Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and overall Chief of Thoracic Surgery for St Lukes and Roosevelt Hospitals an Beth Israel Medical Center.
The Thoracic Oncology Program is a multi-disciplinary group that is able to offer the patient with thoracic malignancies state-of-the-art or even novel treatments in a coordinated, personalized, compassionate manner. Treatments are available for all stages of disease including prevention, screening and supportive care.
Under his guidance the Thoracic Surgery Divisions have been acknowledged internationally for the development of innovative treatments for patients with benign and malignant disorders of the chest. There is extensive capability in minimally invasive techniques with a particular interest in robotics.
Dr. Connery is recognized for his skill in treating patients with lung and esophageal cancers as well as mediastinal tumors, thymomas and patients with myasthenia gravis. He is skilled in minimally invasive, video-assisted and robotic procedures as well as complex thoracic resections and reconstructions. He is an expert in the management of hyperhidrosis and the indications for sympathectomy. Dr. Connery is actively investigating the use of heated perfused chemotherapy in the chest in patients with spread of tumors within the chest cavity.
Dr. Connery came to St. Luke's-Roosevelt in 1992 from the University of Rochester, where he was an American Heart Association Research Fellow and completed a residency in Thoracic Surgery. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia after completing his undergraduate training at the College of William and Mary.
Board certified and re-certified in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Connery also serves as Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is an elected member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
In addition to his active surgical practice and clinical research, Dr. Connery is recognized for his teaching abilities. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific publications and has participated in many national, regional, and international presentations as well as directing symposia and conferences.
Dr. Connery is frequently among New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" most recently in the June 11, 2012 issue of the magazine. The New York Magazine list is excerpted from Castle Connolly's annual guidebook, "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area."
Dr. Connery's presentation on lung cancer screening.
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