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Get to Know Dr. Ian Bostock

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Ian Bostock joined the specialists at Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery in 2021 with a vision for his practice.

“My patient care philosophy is centered on one thing – shared decision making,” Bostock said. “This process allows for each patient to be viewed as an individual and optimizes the creation of a treatment plan that is tailored to meet the needs of each person. I believe medicine should be practiced with compassion, truthfulness and a commitment to excellence.”

Bostock’s training included stints at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, two of the most heralded facilities in the world for treating mesothelioma, a rare cancer with no definitive cure.

He focuses his practice on lung cancer, pleural mesothelioma and esophageal cancer, along with several benign esophageal diseases. He has expertise in minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Bostock also treats end-stage lung disease as part of the multidisciplinary lung transplant team.

Specialties of Dr. Ian Bostock

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Benign esophageal diseases
  • Robotic surgery

Dr. Ian Bostock’s Experience and Medical Education

  • Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Fellowship)
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Internship)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Residency)
  • Anahuac University Medical School, Mexico City (M.D.)

Awards and Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Thomas P. Almy Housestaff Teaching Award
  • Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Publications of Dr. Ian Bostock

  • Mitchell, K.G., Bostock, I.C. & Antonoff, M.B. (2022, February). Social Disparities in Thoracic Surgery Database Research: Implications and Impact. Thoracic Surgery Clinics.
  • Phillips, J.D. et al. (2019, March). National practice trends for the surgical management of lung cancer in the CMS population: an atlas of care. Journal of Thoracic Disease.
  • Bostock, I.C. et al. (2018, September). Contemporary outcomes of surgical management of complex thoracic infections. Journal of Thoracic Disease.
  • Bostock, I.C. et al. (2018, February 23). Outcomes and Risk Factors Associated with Prolonged Intubation after EVAR. Annals of Vascular Surgery.