Hiran C. Fernando (Thoracic Surgery)

Dept Surgery, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, VA, USA

Prof. Hiran C Fernando previously Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Boston University, is currently serving as Co-Director of Thoracic Oncology at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, and is Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University at their Fairfax Medical Campus , Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.

He has a clinical interest in minimally invasive approaches for lung and esophageal diseases and has led several multicenter clinical trials that have focused on therapies for high-risk patients with non-small cell lung cancer. He has also served on guidelines writing committees for the STS, ISMICS and ACCP.

Prof. Fernando serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery. In addition to the Journal of Thoracic Diseases, he serves on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and as an Associate Editor for Diseases of the Esophagus.