Jason P. Shaw

Director of General Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Jason P. Shaw is the director of general thoracic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. His program puts a major emphasis on the personalization of treatment.

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As a thoracic surgeon, Shaw plays a key role at the Brooklyn Mesothelioma Center. The multidisciplinary program is dedicated to treating this rare and aggressive cancer.

One of Shaw’s specialties is malignant tumors and disorders of the lungs and pleural spaces, which includes treating pleural mesothelioma.

“The complexity of the problems we often face requires you to find the best treatment plan for each individual patient, which involves talking with their medical doctor, a pulmonologist, a radiation oncologist, looking at their overall health,” he told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “There may be more than one choice, but it’s finding the best fit for each patient.”

Shaw has conducted extensive research in the field of angiogenesis, the formation of blood vessels in tumors. He studies how their growth may be prevented.

He also has expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for the chest, believing in the benefits of a less invasive procedure with a shorter recovery time.

“When I meet a new patient, in a short period of time, I want them to feel comfortable with me. It’s not just about performing the surgery,” he said. “It’s about knowing who they are, who their family is, what the surgery is going to be. I want them to know we’ll be treating them as if they were family.”

In the Brooklyn Mesothelioma Center, he works closely with thoracic surgeons Dr. Ory Wiesel and Dr. Igor Brichkov, along with Dr. Kevin Becher, division chief of medical oncology. The Brooklyn Mesothelioma Center also includes radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses and physician assistants, all working with the same mesothelioma patients.

Shaw treats a wide range of chest disorders, including those of the esophagus and mediastinum. He does surgery for hyperhidrosis and performs video-assisted lobectomies.

He came to Maimonides after five years of general thoracic surgery training at North Shore University Hospital, two years of research at New York University and a fellowship at the University of Miami Hospital.

He spent another year in New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, training in minimally-invasive thoracic surgery. He received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal. He is board certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

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Last Modified December 3, 2018

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Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers.

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  1. Maimonides Medical Center (n.d.). Shaw, Jason P. MD. Retrieved from: https://www.maimonidesmed.org/find-a-doctor/find-a-doctor/jason-shaw
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