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Sidhu Gangadharan, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Gangadharan is a general thoracic surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, as well as airway surgery-in particular the surgical treatment of tracheobronchomalacia and other benign airway conditions. He developed BIDMC's minimally invasive thoracic surgery program, a complex airway surgery program, and, in collaboration with Interventional Pulmonology, a nationally recognized center for the evaluation and treatment of tracheobronchomalacia.

Dr. Gangadharan received his AB with honors from Dartmouth College and his MD from Dartmouth Medical School. He did 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 engaged in research focused on the development of innovative techniques to improve the treatment of patients, and lectures widely.

Dr. Gangadharan is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Associate Program Director for the Cardiothoracic Residency Program, and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program.
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Adnan Majid, MD
Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Majid specializes in Interventional Pulmonology, a subspecialty of Pulmonary Medicine that involves highly technical procedures to diagnose and treat conditions and diseases affecting the airways and lungs.

Dr. Majid earned his MD from the University of 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. Following his residency, Dr. Majid did 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.

An Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Majid is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine. He is actively involved in the innovation of new technologies to enhance patient care, and is engaged in several clinical research trials. He also directs BIDMC's one-year fellowship program in Interventional Pulmonology.
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Erik Folch, MD, MSc
Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Folch came to the Department of Surgery at BIDMC in the fall of 2011 from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, completed his residency at Emory University, and did 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 board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. His primary clinical interests are 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 a general thoracic surgeon with a clinical interest in minimally invasive pulmonary and esophageal surgery. He provides treatment for patients with lung and esophageal cancer, as well as benign esophageal disease such as achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux. Dr. Kent has a particular focus on advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as minimally invasive esophagectomy and thoracoscopic lobectomy, with extensive experience in these procedures.

Dr. Kent earned his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and did 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.

Dr. Kent's research focuses on outcomes and improving quality of care in thoracic surgery. An Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kent is board-certified in thoracic surgery.
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Richard Whyte, MD, MBA 
Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Whyte's clinical practice is in general thoracic surgery. His interests include lung transplantation and the surgical management of lung and esophageal tumors.

Dr. Whyte received his MD 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. In 1997, he became Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Stanford University. In 2006, Dr. Whyte earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Whyte is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Quality, and Safety for the Department of Surgery. He is board-certified in thoracic surgery, and is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
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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