Minimally Invasive Surgery
Tracheal Resection
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Thoracic Surgery

Get to Know Dr. David Mason

Throughout his illustrious career, thoracic surgeon Dr. David Mason has served at several of America’s most prestigious medical facilities, bringing the same philosophy to each.

His vast expertise comes with a caring, down-to-earth bedside manner and accessibility for his patients. Surgical expertise and a personal approach to treatment set him apart from other physicians.

Mason served previously at Baylor University Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins University and the Cleveland Clinic, performing 54 types of surgery involving 47 different diseases along the way.

His experience treating pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer is extensive. His interest in treating mesothelioma stems from his early days as a resident and fellow working alongside specialist Dr. David Sugarbaker in Boston. He is adept at handling pleural effusions, the fluid buildup commonly associated with pleural mesothelioma.

A longtime proponent of multidisciplinary treatment, Mason also performs minimally invasive, video-assisted surgery, which speeds recovery from many other thoracic procedures.

Specialties of Dr. David Mason 

  • Lung transplantation
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Emphysema 

Dr. David Mason’s Experience and Medical Education

Awards and Certifications

  • Board certified in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery
  • Board certified in general surgery
  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly

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.