Get to Know Dr. David Mason
Dr. David Mason joined the Baylor University Medical Center in 2014 as chief of thoracic surgery and lung transplantation.
Mason, who worked previously at the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins University, is known for his vast scope of experience, having performed 54 types of surgery involving 47 different diseases in his career.
His interest in treating pleural mesothelioma stems from his days as a resident and fellow, working alongside specialist Dr. David Sugarbaker at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Mason performs aggressive surgery for mesothelioma that he learned from Sugarbaker, still the biggest name in mesothelioma treatment. He is adept at handling pleural effusions, the fluid buildup commonly associated with pleural mesothelioma.
A proponent of multidisciplinary treatment, Mason also performs minimally invasive, video-assisted surgery, which helps speed recovery from thoracic procedures.
He has expertise in treating esophageal cancer, reflux disease, hiatal hernias and advanced lung cancers. He also handles surgical treatment of advanced emphysema.
Specialties of Dr. David Mason
- Lung transplantation
- Pleural mesothelioma
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Minimally invasive surgery
Dr. David Mason’s Experience and Medical Education
- Baylor University Medical Center
- Cleveland Clinic
- Johns Hopkins University
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Fellowship and residency)
- University of Washington (Fellowship)
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D.)
Awards and Certifications for Dr. David Mason
- Board certified in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery
- Board certified in general surgery
- America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Under Dr. David Mason
- A phase II clinical trial studying the use of the immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, known as Opdivo and Yervoy, for patients with pleural mesothelioma.
Publications of Dr. David Mason
- Steimer, D.A. et al. (2020, January). Effect of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation transports on short and long-term survival in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings.
- Jamil, A. et al. (2020, January). Tracheal resection for tracheal stenosis. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings.
- Jamil, A.K. et al. (2019, April). Left upper lobectomy for a large incidental simple arteriovenous malformation. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings.
- Elgharably, H. et al. (2014, September 9). Expanding the donor pool: donation after cardiac death. Thoracic Surgery Clinics.
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