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Chuong D. Hoang
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests In our thoracic oncology laboratory we study the biology of non-small cell lung carcinoma and mesothelioma. We have a focus on translational research aimed at identifying molecular mechanisms of development, progression and/ or metastasis in these solid tumors.
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests In clinical research, Dr. Shrager has been an innovator studying outcomes in a variety of areas within Thoracic Surgery including: parenchyma-sparing operations and minimally invasive resections for lung cancer, transcervical thymectomy for myasthenia gravis, and surgical treatment of emphysema.
In the lab, Dr. Shrager is focused on the impact of disease states upon the diaphragm. His group published the seminal paper (NEJM) describing diaphragm atrophy assoc'd with mechanical ventilation.