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Sidhu Gangadharan, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Gangadharan is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology, Associate Program Director for the Cardiothoracic Residency Program and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program at BIDMC. He earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery and thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a two-year research fellowship in the Harvard-Longwood Training Program in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Gangadharan is board certified in thoracic surgery and his clinical interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery, tracheobronchomalacia, and other benign airway conditions.

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Adnan Majid, MD
Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Majid is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is an Interventional Pulmonologist in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology at BIDMC. He is also the Director of BIDMC’s one-year fellowship program in Interventional Pulmonology. Dr. Majid earned his medical degree from the Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Majid completed a fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) and a fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology at BIDMC. Dr. Majid is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine, and his clinical interests include complex airway disorders, pleural disease, and lung cancer.

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Erik Folch, MD, MSc
Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Folch is Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and on staff in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at BIDMC. He received his medical degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico, completed his residency at Emory University, and completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He also earned a master's of science in clinical research from Emory. Dr. Folch is boardcertified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine and his primary clinical interests include lung cancer, pleural disease, and thoracic endoscopy. His research focuses on the staging of lung cancer, pleurodesis techniques, and advanced thoracic endoscopy.

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Michael Kent, MD
Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Kent is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a Thoracic Surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology at BIDMC. Dr. Kent earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Board certified in thoracic surgery, Dr. Kent’s clinical interests include minimally invasive pulmonary and esophageal surgery, lunch and esophageal cancers, and benign esophageal disease such as achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux. His research focuses on outcomes and improving quality of care in thoracic surgery.

Richard Whyte, MD, MBA 
Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Whyte is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, on staff in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology, and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Quality, and Safety for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Whyte received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. After his residency he pursued further training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Whyte earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Board certified in thoracic surgery, Dr. Whyte’s clinical interests include lung transplantation and the surgical management of lung and esophageal tumors.


 

Contact Information

Chest Disease Center
Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus, Farr Entrance - Deaconess Building, Suite 201
185 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215
617-632-8252
617-632-8253

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