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Dr. John DeRosimo

Dr. John DeRosimo

Thoracic Surgeon

Thoracic surgeon Dr. John DeRosimo treats patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma at the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.

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About John DeRosimo

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    Pleural and Lung Cancer

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    20+ Years of Experience

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    Minimally Invasive Surgery

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    Robotic Surgery

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    Board Certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Dr. DeRosimo performs the potentially curative pleurectomy and decortication surgery and less aggressive palliative procedures for mesothelioma.

DeRosimo is an integral part of the mesothelioma program in Miami, which includes medical oncologists, radiologists and pulmonologists who also specialize in the disease. He works closely with thoracic surgeon Dr. Mark Dylewski.

DeRosimo joined the Miami Cancer Institute in 2011 after almost a decade as a thoracic surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina.

He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed residencies at the Albany Medical College in New York and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

DeRosimo made his decision to specialize in thoracic surgery during his fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, which has one of the world’s most acclaimed mesothelioma treatment centers.

Shortly after his fellowship, he guided his mother there for lung cancer surgery, with the same surgeon who had trained him.

“I thought the surgeries were incredibly interesting. They made a huge impact on the lives of patients,” he said. “I made my decision at that point that I wanted to do thoracic surgery.”

Helping his mother through the aftermath of successful surgery also helped him develop the personalized touch with patients that still guides him today.

“Knowing what they are going through, knowing what their struggles are, patients need to know you are on their side as the leader of the team, getting them from diagnosis through treatment and on with the rest of their lives,” he said.

Specializes in Robotic Surgery

DeRosimo handles many diseases of the lungs and esophagus. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery and is trained in robotics.

During his time at the Medical University of South Carolina, he was the lead investigator in several clinical trials, including one involving advanced-stage lung cancer and another for high-risk patients.

He has co-authored the publication of several studies at the Miami Cancer Institute, including one detailing the use of robotic surgery involving a rare complication stemming from gastric sleeve surgery.

The institute’s Baptist Health affiliation includes access to an occupational and environmental medicine division that can monitor patients with known asbestos exposure, helping to diagnose the disease earlier.

The Miami Cancer Institute emphasizes the personalized and multimodal therapy approach that is common with mesothelioma treatment.

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Last Modified August 4, 2020

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