The Division of Thoracic Surgery employs the latest and most effective surgical techniques in treating chest diseases, lung disease, thoracic oncology, mesothelioma, esophageal/swallowing diseases, and thymic cancer.

Focus on Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality, and as the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas we are dedicated to improving treatment options for this deadly disease. Dr. Kernstine is a talented surgeon, renowned investigator, and exemplary educator, and his contributions to this mission will be immediate and significant.
– James K.V. Willson, former Director, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center