Professor Loic Lang-Lazdunski

London Lung Cancer Centre

Cardiothoracic surgery

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Professor Lang-Lazdunski qualified in 1991 from Xavier Bichat Medical School, Paris and trained in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Paris, France. He worked as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital, then as Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Paris. He was recruited as a consultant thoracic surgeon at Guy's Hospital in 2003 and promoted to Professor of Thoracic surgery (Chair in mesothelioma, King's College London) in 2012. He has developed and currently leads one the largest mesothelioma program in Europe. He has the lowest mortality worldwide in the field and his outcomes are second to none. He developed new procedures and performed a few "first in the world" during his time at Guy's & St Thomas'. He is a world-renowned expert in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and complex thoracic surgery for lung cancer and mediastinal tumours. He has published widely and received several awards for his research and work in cardiothoracic surgery.

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Mesothelioma; Lung cancer; Lung metastases; Thymoma and tumours of the mediastinum; Pneumothorax; Pleural effusions; Pleurodesis; Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS); Complex thoracic surgery; Thoracic endometriosis; Repair of pectus excavatum and carinatum; thoracic sarcomas, chest wall tumours, pleural empyemas, complex pulmonary infections and mycobacterial diseases; Chest trauma

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