Quick Facts
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    Thoracic Surgery
    Robotic Surgery
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    Thoracic Oncology
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    Primary Location:
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Get to Know Dr. Hassan A. Khalil

Innovative thoracic surgeon Dr. Hassan Khalil sees patients with pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Khalil also treats patients throughout the VA Boston Healthcare System, which he joined in 2020 to help veterans with thoracic disease.

He specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, emphasizing the importance of multidisciplinary care with thoracic and foregut diseases. He talks often to patients about the importance of their role in developing better individualized care.

As a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty, Khalil also lectures extensively about his studies at local, national and international summits.

His research focuses on epithelial-mesenchymal transition in lung cancer, mesothelioma and lung adenocarcinoma. His background in biomedical engineering has helped him become a leader in minimizing dangerous air leaks after lung surgery.

Khalil also treats emphysema, esophageal disease, achalasia, lymphoma and thymoma and thymic cancer.

Specialties of Dr. Hassan A. Khalil

Dr. Hassan Khalil’s Experience and Medical Education

Awards and Certifications

  • Board certified in general surgery
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017)
  • Shukri F. Khuri, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching and Clinical Care (2018)

Publications of Dr. Hassan A. Khalil

  • Khalil, H. & Alzahrani, T. Cardiomyopathy Imaging. Florida: StatPearls Publishing, 2021.
  • Khalil, H. & Soufi, S. Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis. Florida: StatPearls Publishing, 2020.
  • Scott, A. et al. (2020, January). Comparison of Surgical and Cadaveric Intestine as a Source of Crypt Culture in Humans.
  • Khalil, H.A. et al. (2019, May 31). Intestinal epithelial replacement by transplantation of cultured murine and human cells into the small intestine.