After years of unsuccessful surgeries to treat her idiopathic subglottic stenosis—summing 60+ bronchoscopic treatments—Judith Roach was successfully treated by a team in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Boston, MA 02114
Cameron Wright, MD
Visiting Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Quality in Surgery, Mass General
Mathisen Family Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
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About the Lab
Dr. Wright is interested in thymic tumors (both thymomas and thymic cancers) and has published on the surgical and multimodality treatment of thymic neoplasms. Having led the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Database for many years, Dr. Wright has published extensively on outcomes based upon this robust national database as well as developed risk-models to predict and compare results of lung cancer and esophageal cancer resection.
Dr. Wright has a long-standing interest in surgery of the airway and has published on the surgical results of various conditions, including tracheal stenosis, tracheal tumors, idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis and tracheobronchomalacia. He has also published the results of pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
Notable Contributions and Publications
*indicate publications by trainees while in the lab
- Wright CD, Li S*, Geller AD*, Lanuti M, Gaissert HA, Muniappan A, Ott HC, Mathisen DJ. Postintubation Tracheal Stenosis: Management and Results 1993-2017. Ann Thorac Surg. 108:1471-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.05.050
- Costantino CL*, Geller AD*, Wright CD, Ott HC, Muniappan A, Mathisen DJ, Lanuti M. Carinal Surgery: A Single-Institution Experience Spanning 2 Decades. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 157:2073-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.11.130
- Wang H*, Wright CD, Wain JC, Ott H, Mathisen DJ. Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis: Factors Affecting Outcome Following Single-Stage Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 100:1804-1811. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.079
Results from the National Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Database
- Fernandez FG, Kosinski AS, Tong BC, Furnary AP, Feng L, Onatitis M. Boffa D, Wright CD, Cowper P, Jacobs JP, Habib RH, Putnam JB. Lack of Correlation Between Short-Term and Long-Term Performance After Lung Cancer Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 157:1633-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.141
- Boffa DJ, Kosinski AS, Furnary AP, Kim S, Onaitis MW, Tong BC, Cowper PA, Hoag JR, Jacobs JP, Wright CD, Putnam JB, Fernandez FG. Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Performed by Thoracic Surgeons as Effective as Thoracotomy. J Clin Oncol. 36:2378-85. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2018.77.8977
Learning Curve Doing Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomies
- Sihag S*, Le B*, Witkin AS, Rodriguez-Lopez JM, Villaviencencio MA, Vlahakes GJ, Channick RN, Wright CD. Quantifying the Learning Curve for Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy. J Cardiothorac Surg. 12:121-7. doi: 10.1186/s13019-017-0686-1
Thymic Imaging and a Multicenter Trial for Locally Advanced Thymic Tumors
- Ackman JB, Verosa S, Kovach AE, Louissaint A, Lanuit M, Wright CD, Shepard JAO, Halpern EF. High Rate of Unnecessary Thymectomy and Its Cause. Can Computed Tomography Distinguish Thymoma, Lymphoma, Thymic Hyperplasia and Thymic Cysts? 2014 Dec. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2014.11.042
- Eur J Radiol 2015;84:524-33 Korst RJ, Bezjak A, Blackmon S, Choi N, Fidias P, Liu G, Marx A, Wright C, Mock S, Rutledge JR, Keshavjee S. Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Thymic Tumors: A Phase II, Multi-institutional Clinical Trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 147:36-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.08.061
About Cameron Wright, MDCameron Wright, MD, graduated from the University of Michigan Phi Beta Kappa and the University of Michigan Medical School Alpha Omega Alpha. He did both his residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital, first in general surgery and then in thoracic surgery. He is board-certified in both.
Dr. Wright is clinically active. His clinical focus is on thoracic oncology (lung cancer), mediastinal tumors (thymomas and thymic cancers), airway surgery (tracheal surgery) and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. He also has a keen interest in quality and patient safety in surgery and chairs the Mass General Department of Surgery’s Quality Assurance committee.
He has served on several boards and national society committees, including as the chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, a director of the American Board of Surgery, a director of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and as chair of the STS General Thoracic Database.
Dr. Wright served as a colonel in the United States Army Reserve and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.