Minimally Invasive Surgery
Clinical Trials
Thoracic Surgery

Get to Know Dr. Laurence H. Brinckerhoff

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Laurence Brinckerhoff is an associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, focusing on surgical oncology, tumor immunology and clinical trials.

He performs minimally invasive surgery and more aggressive operations, including the pleurectomy and decortication surgery used to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.

At Tufts, Brinckerhoff works closely with medical and radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, interventional pulmonologists and pain experts to provide personalized treatment for each patient.

He sees patients at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Lowell General Hospital in Lowell and the Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center in Stoneham.

Much of his time is spent working with patients who have serious lung diseases, which includes lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma.

Brinckerhoff often performs video-assisted thoracic surgery, also known at VATS, to biopsy a diseased portion of the lung. He works with those in the Tufts Lung Nodule Evaluation Center and the multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program, making sure each patient is treated with the utmost importance.

Specialties of Dr. Laurence H. Brinckerhoff

  • Thoracic surgical oncology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Tumor immunology
  • Clinical trials
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural mesothelioma

Dr. Laurence H. Brinckerhoff’s Experience and Medical Education

  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Health Science Center (Fellowship)
  • University of Virginia Health System (Residency)
  • Dartmouth School of Medicine (M.D.)

Awards and Certifications

  • Board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery
  • Top Doctor, Boston Magazine (2012-20)
  • TUSM Excellence in Teaching Award (2017)
  • TUSM Dean’s Outstanding Mentor Award (2017)
  • Top Cancer Doctors, Newsweek (2015)
  • Outstanding Core Clerkship Director Award

Publications of Dr. Laurence H. Brinckerhoff

  • Munoz-Largacha, J.A. et al. (2019, August). Induction chemoradiation is associated with improved survival in chest wall invasion lung cancer. Tumori.
  • Peev, M.P. et al. (2017, September). Metastatic Epicardial Leiomyoma with uncertain malignant potential. Journal of Surgical Case Reports.
  • Burke, S.M. et al. (2015, September). Granular cell tumor of the stellate ganglion presenting with Horner’s syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.
  • Thompson, L.W. et al. (2004, November-December). Competition among peptides in melanoma vaccines for binding to MHC molecules. Journal of Immunotherapy.