Dao Nguyen, M.D., joined the thoracic surgery team at the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2007 after 10 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But surgery has been only part of his work.
Pleural and Lung Cancer
10+ Years of Experience
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Nguyen came to South Florida to make a difference. According to the Sylvester Cancer Center website, his translational research is designed to target “receptor-mediated signal transduction of cancer cells to achieve anti-tumor effects.”
His clinical interests include multi-modality therapy for advanced lung-cancer patients, cancer of the pleura and esophagus, minimally invasive thoracic surgery and new therapies for lung cancer.Nguyen is affiliated with Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Miami VA Healthcare System, in addition to the cancer center, where he does the bulk of his work.
His work in Miami has been a continuation of what he started at the NIH, where he was part of a research group that helped determine the feasibility of targeting a particular pathway for molecular intervention in the cells of patients with pleural mesothelioma.
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Dr. Nguyen came to Sylvester Cancer Center after 10 years with the National Cancer Institute, where he served in the Thoracic Oncology’s Surgery Branch.
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