Thoracic Surgery Oncology Fellowship

The Thoracic Surgery Department at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a concentrated exposure to thoracic oncologic surgery at an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The fellowship focuses on all aspects of thoracic oncology from diagnosis to staging to interdisciplinary treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, chest wall masses, mediastinal masses and malignant pleural disease. On a routine basis, the post-AGCME clinical fellow is exposed to:

  • Decision making, collaborative management per NCCN guidelines, and intra-institutional and multi-institutional research protocols
  • Diagnostic and staging methods including bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, navigational bronchoscopy, enhanced mediastinoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound
  • Minimally invasive surgery including thoracoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic procedures
  • Preoperative and postoperative, inpatient and outpatient care and management
  • Elective rotations in areas such as research, pathology, medical or radiation oncology


  • Completion of an ACGME cardiothoracic surgery residency or the equivalent
  • Passage of USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 or NBME Part I, II and III
  • TOEFL for foreign physicians
  • Have the ability to obtain a New York State medical license

Interested individuals should contact:

Nancy Sikora
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-8675