Nabil Pierre Rizk, MD, FACS

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Thoracic surgeon Nabil Rizk discusses how the team of experts expedites treatment for patients, and uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat thoracic cancers when possible.

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I am a general thoracic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic cancers, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pulmonary metastases, mediastinal tumors, thymomas, and pleural mesothelioma. I have special interests in esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, minimally invasive esophageal and lung surgery, and minimally invasive esophageal cancer and lung cancer diagnostic and staging procedures including endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and laparoscopy.

My primary research interest is in evaluating esophageal cancer treatment outcomes. As the director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Esophagus Cancer Database, I have investigated questions which will allow clinicians to better tailor the treatment of esophageal cancer. This includes refining the staging of esophagus cancer by PET scan and EUS, better defining the pathologic staging of esophagus cancer, and evaluating the results of various surgical alternatives for esophageal cancer. In the laboratory, my focus is on improving molecular means of predicting treatment response in esophageal cancer, as well as investigating new technologies in animal models which might make esophageal cancer surgery safer and less invasive.

Location
Appointments for New Patients
646-497-9163
Phone
212-639-8357
Clinical Expertise

Thoracic Surgical Oncology for Lung and Esophageal Cancers, Thymoma, Thymic Carcinoma, Pulmonary Metastases, and Mesothelioma; Minimally Invasive Surgery, including Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Endoluminal Tracheal and Bronchial Resections, Pulmonary and Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, including Laser Endoscopy, Tracheobronchial and Esophageal Stents.

Languages Spoken
English
Education

MD, Yale University School of Medicine

Residencies

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowships

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

General Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

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Publications by Nabil Pierre Rizk

Selected Book Chapters
“Unusual malignancies.” Rizk N, Bains MS, Tang L. In: Pearson’s Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery. 3rd ed. Patterson GA, Pearson FG, Cooper JD, Deslauriers J, Rice TW, Luketich JD, Lerut AEMR, eds. New York: Churchill Livingston; 2008: 532-544.

“Surgery techniques: three-field esophagectomy.” Sarkaria IS, Rizk NP, Rusch VW. In: Esophageal Tumors: Principles and Practice. Jobe B, Hunter J, Thomas C, eds. New York: Demos Medical; 2011: 583-589.)

“Postoperative complications and their management.” Rizk NP. In: Cancer of the Esophagus. Bains MS, Nundy S, eds. New Delhi: Elsevier; 2011: 111-118.

“Clinical staging of esophageal cancer.” Rizk NP. In: Cancer of the Esophagus. Bains MS, Nundy S, eds. New Delhi: Elsevier; 2011: 30-36.

“The operative approach to esophageal cancer – a framework. Rizk NP. In: Cancer of the Esophagus. Bains MS, Nundy S, eds. New Delhi: Elsevier; 2011: 60-66.

“Pericardial procedures.” Rizk NP. In: Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 3rd ed. Kaiser LR, Kron IL, Spray TL, eds. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In press.

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