Lambros Zellos M.D.doctor match
Associate Surgeon Brigham and Women's Hospital Clinical Co-Director of the International Mesothelioma Program
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center
Boston has long stood out as a haven for optimal medical care. But one facility in particular, Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, has emerged as a true destination for those with mesothelioma, lung cancer and related conditions. This reputation is due in no small part to the leadership of Lambros Zellos, M.D., associate surgeon for Harvard Medical School.
This institution holds a special place for Zellos, as it's where he completed his Thoracic Surgery residency and fellowship. And as clinical co-director of the hospital’s International Mesothelioma Program (IMP), Zellos is provided with the opportunity to research and surgically treat these life-threatening thoracic cancers. Indeed, the IMP treats an estimated 180 patients and offers 310 consultations annually, making it the world’s largest program of its kind.
Fast FactZellos maintains a clinical practice in Athens, Greece.
To better serve his patients' needs, the doctor utilizes a multi-modal approach, offering the most effective treatment options for mesothelioma and other conditions. For example, Zellos, who is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery, performs extrapleural pneumonectomies (removing affected lungs, plus portions of the diaphragm, chest lining and pericardium), followed by radiation or chemotherapy.
As clinical co-director, Zellos has been a guiding force in researching mesothelioma’s causes as well as therapeutic options for managing the disease. Zellos appreciated the value of non-invasive surgery for mesothelioma and associated lung conditions, as evidenced by his preference for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). As mesothelioma patients may require additional emotional and mental support, Zellos encourages involvement from the patient, their family and the entire medical team, if possible.
Whether on the subject of this approach, or any other surgical procedures, Zellos has written and contributed to books, along with abstracts and articles in a number of publications. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the American College of Surgeons.