Division of Thoracic Surgery
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Sarcoma tumors
- Carcinoid/neuroendocrine tumors
- Pleural cancers (including mesothelioma)
- Mediastinal tumors
The extensive experience and unique training of our thoracic surgeons also mean they can handle more complex cases that may be deemed inoperable elsewhere.
Our Thoracic Surgery Team
Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon and an assistant professor in City of Hope's Division of Thoracic Surgery. She sees patients with lung, esophageal and mediastinal tumors. Her research focuses on eliminating health inequity in thoracic oncology patients.
Jae Y. Kim, M.D., is the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Kim specializes in esophageal cancer and lung cancer, robotic surgery, mesothelioma and thymoma.
Dan Raz, M.D., M.A.S., is co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program and an associate professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Raz specializes in esophageal and lung cancer surgery – and in raising public awareness about cancer risks.