Walter H. Merrill, M.D.
Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Presentations and Publications
Cancer Institute: What You Need to Know About™ Lung Cancer
The Division of Thoracic Surgery performs a wide variety
of operative procedures in patients with diseases of the esophagus,
lungs, and mediastinum, with minimally invasive and video assisted
procedures performed frequently. The Division maintains an active
clinical service at University Hospital and at the VA Medical Center.
Collaboration with the Section of General Surgery involves the care
of patients with esophageal disorders, especially carcinoma of the
The Division continues to develop its expertise in
research. Dr. Michael Reed was recently awarded an American Cancer
Society Grant to study targets of retinoblastoma-mediated repression
in lung cancer.