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The research of Ashok Muniappan, MD, in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital is focused on improving clinical outcomes related to the management of thoracic sarcoma, pulmonary metastatic disease, tracheoesophageal fistula and airway disorders. Dr. Muniappan has close clinical and research collaborations with the various departments including radiology, pathology, pulmonary medicine, orthopedic surgical oncology, pediatric surgery and thoracic oncology.

Research Projects and Publications

Optimal Surgical Management of Acquired Benign Tracheoesophageal Fistula

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Surgical Management of Tracheal Stenosis in the Setting of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s Disease)

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About Ashok Muniappan, MD

Ashok Muniappan, MD
Ashok Muniappan, MD’s clinical activity includes all areas within general thoracic surgery. He is particularly experienced in caring for lung, airway, chest wall, mediastinal, diaphragmatic and esophageal disorders. He is well versed in minimally invasive techniques and utilizes them whenever appropriate. Dr. Muniappan has a special interest in pulmonary metastasectomy, airway surgery (tracheal resection, bronchoplasty), resection and reconstruction of the chest wall for malignant disease, repair of tracheoesophageal fistula and minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum.

Dr. Muniappan graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his residencies in general surgery (2007) and cardiothoracic surgery (2009) at Mass General. He finished a post-doctoral fellowship with Joren Madsen, MD, Dphil, at the Mass General Transplantation Biology Research Center (2005) and mini-fellowships in clinical thoracic surgery at Mayo Clinic and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before joining the Mass General faculty in 2010. 

He serves as the director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery’s Summer Scholars Program and the director of Thoracic Surgery Simulation, and co-leads the Mass General Pulmonary Nodule Ablation Clinic.