Arjun Pennathur, MD



Melissa Crispens
(412) 648- 6271


Kaufmann Medical Building 3471 Fifth Ave. Suite 401.8 Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sampson Family Professor in Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education and Training

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Tirunelveli Medical College, Tamilnadu, India
General Surgery: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Surgical Critical Care: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: Medical College of Georgia, University of Georgia , Augusta, GA

Professional Activities

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Association of Thoracic Surgery
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Association of VA Surgeons
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Esophageal Surgery Club
Surgical Outcomes Club
William Scott Jr. Surgical Society

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, BMC Cancer Editorial Board
Guest Editor, New Technologies and Procedures in General Thoracic Surgery. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Editor, Management of High Risk Patient with Early Stage I Cancer. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Editorial Board of ISRN Gastroenterology

Guest Reviewer for Journals:

The Lancet
The Lancet Oncology
Annals of Surgery
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Journal Clinical Oncology
Clinical Cancer Research
Diseases of the Esophagus
Ann Surg Oncology
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Surgical Endoscopy
Surgical Innovations
Lung Cancer

Research Interests

Molecular Staging of Esophageal and Lung Cancer
Newer image guided technologies including Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery and RFA for the treatment of lung cancer
Surgical Outcomes Research
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and Robotics
Acute Lung Injury


Please see PubMed for Dr. Pennathur's publications.