About Henning Gaissert, MD

Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Gaissert served his internship and residency in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital and his fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He led the Section of Thoracic Surgery at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital for 5 years before returning to MGH. Dr. Gaissert is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. His clinical interests are lung cancer, esophageal cancer, tracheal disease and surgical reconstruction of complex swallowing disorders.

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Mass General Surgery: Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2100

Newton-Wellesley Hospital: Thoracic Surgery
2014 Washington St
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-243-6447

Mass General Thoracic Surgery at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
8 Prospect St.
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: 603-577-2000

Medical Education

  • MD, Technische Universitaet Muenchen
  • Residency, Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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  • Recent Publications:

    • Madariaga MLL, et al., Gaissert HA. Pulmonary Artery Resection During Lung Resection for Malignancy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:1692-1700.

    • Crabtree TD, et al., Gaissert HA. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: 2019 Update on Research. Ann Thorac    Surg. 2019;108:1293-1298.

    • Udelsman BV, et al., Gaissert HA. Incidence, aetiology and outcomes of major postoperative haemorrhage after             pulmonary lobectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020;57:462-470.

    • Madariaga ML, et al., Gaissert HA. Multidisciplinary selection of pulmonary nodules for surgical resection: Diagnostic       results and long-term outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1558-1566.

    • Udelsman BV, et al., Gaissert HA. Concordance of Clinical and Pathologic Nodal Staging in Resectable Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1125-1132.

    • Madariaga ML, et al., Gaissert HA. Evaluation of release maneuvers after airway reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg, 2021:S0003-4975(21)00453-7. 

    • Best TD, et al., Gaissert HA*,   Fintelmann FJ*. Multilevel Body Composition Analysis on Chest Computed Tomography Predicts Hospital Length of Stay and Complications After Lobectomy for Lung Cancer: A Multicenter Study. Ann Surg. 2020 Jul 8. Epub ahead of print. *Equal contribution.


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