M.Blair Marshall, MD (Thoracic Surgery)

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

Prof. Marshall currently is Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She served as a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Council on Quality, Research & Patient Safety’s Workforce on Patient Safety and Communications. Prof. Marshall also is a member of the Lung Cancer Alliance’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board.

Prof. Marshall received her B.A. from Brown University in 1987 and graduated from Georgetown Medical School in 1991, where she also completed a general surgery residency. During this time, she was the recipient of the Hugh Hussey Award for excellence in medical student teaching and the “Outstanding Chief Resident” award, She was a research fellow at the Harvard School of Medicine under Dr. Judah Folkman and received a young investigators’ award for her work on the purification of an angiogenesis inhibitor. Prof. Marshall also completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (1998–2000), in addition to a general thoracic fellowship there from 2000–2001. Prof. Marshall has served as a faculty member at Georgetown Medical School, continues to win the outstanding faculty teaching award and is known for her innovative techniques. While at Penn, Prof. Marshall was an investigator on a number of trails for non-small cell lung cancer and pleural malignancies, including gene therapy and tumor vaccination trials.

Prof. Marshall is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.