Research in the Colson Laboratory focuses on surgical innovation and surgical oncology, with NIH funding to study several novel approaches to cancer therapy with prior expertise in transplantation immunology and immune recognition.
Department of Thoracic Surgery Research
The research of Henning Gaissert, MD, aims to change clinical practice for common and uncommon thoracic diseases to inform national and international audiences about them.
The Laboratory of Michael Lanuti, MD, leads translational research with the goal of designing novel therapeutics to treat lung and esophageal cancer to bring to clinical trials.
The Laboratory of Ashok Muniappan, MD, is focused on improving clinical outcomes related to the management of thoracic sarcoma, pulmonary metastatic disease, tracheoesophageal fistula and airway disorders.
The research efforts of Christopher Morse, MD, are focused on improving the outcomes of the swallowing, heartburn and esophageal diseases that he treats at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Laboratory of Douglas Mathisen, MD, at Massachusetts General Hospital performs clinical research focused on elucidating diseases of the airway and thoracic oncology.
The Laboratory of Harald Ott, MD, is working to develop new tissue engineering strategies for regenerating whole organs and organ grafts as an alternative to donor transplantation.
The Laboratory of Uma Sachdeva, MD, PhD, at Massachusetts General Hospital uses 3D culture models of human and mouse-derived cells to study the pathogenesis of esophageal cancer.
Research led by Cameron Wright, MD, focuses on the surgical outcomes of the patients he treats at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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