Mesothelioma Doctors & Cancer Centers in the U.S: The Complete List

The first step in a successful battle against malignant mesothelioma is to become informed. Since we represent patients with mesothelioma in different regions of the United States, we have become familiar with those doctors and cancer centers who strive to best treat mesothelioma.

These cancer centers have been designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as “comprehensive” centers in recognition of their dedication to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. In addition, many of these doctors will review your medical records at no charge to determine if you are a candidate for their treatment protocol. I’ve put together a complete list.

Mesothelioma Doctors & Cancer Centers (The Complete List)

Mesothelioma Doctors

Mesothelioma Doctors


  1. Dr. Robert Cameron – Los Angeles, California

    Dr. Cameron is Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director of Thoracic Oncology at UCLA Medical Center.
    He specializes in treating mesothelioma patients.
    P.O. Box 951741 Los Angeles, California 90095-1741
    Phone: (310) 206-8232

  2. Dr. David Jablons – San Francisco, California

    Dr. Jablons is the Program Leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Program Member of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.
    Current research initiatives include the molecular biology of non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma with emphasis on gene discovery through differential display and subtraction hybridization techniques in primary tumors, metastases, and cell lines.

  3. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Box 0128, UCSF San Francisco, California 94143-0128
    Phone: (800) 888-8664 or (415) 885-7777
    Website: research:
    Additional information about Dr. Jablons can be found at:


  1. Dr. Lary A. Robinson – Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Robinson is the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
He is a member of the multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology group, which evaluates and treats all stages of mesothelioma. Clinical and research interests include aggressive surgical management of mesothelioma and advanced lung cancer.

2. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
Phone: (813) 972-8412
Additional information about Dr. Robinson can be found at:


  1. Dr. Dong M. Shin – Atlanta, Georgia

    Dr. Shin is the Professor of Hematology and Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Director of the Clinical and Translational Cancer Prevention Program at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.
    His areas of interest include head, neck and lung cancers.

  2. Winship Cancer Institute

    The Emory Clinic – C 1365 Clifton Rd, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30322
    Phone: (888) WINSHIP or (404) 778-1900
    Additional information about Dr. Shin can be found at:


  1. Dr. Stephen C. Yang – Baltimore, Maryland

    Dr. Yang is the Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, the Director of the Lung Transplantation Program and Director of Thoracic Oncology Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His primary interests include lung transplantation, video-assisted thoracic surgery (V.A.T.S.) and thoracic surgical oncology with particular interests in lung and esophageal cancer and mesothelioma.

  2. The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Department of Surgery, Osler 624 600 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, Maryland 21287-5674
    Appointments: (410) 614-3891
    Additional information about Dr. Yang can be found at:


  1. Dr. David Sugarbaker – Boston, Massachusetts

    Dr. Sugarbaker is the Chief of Surgical Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
    He also serves as the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
    Dr. Sugarbaker instituted The International Pleural Mesothelioma Program in response to the growing rise in the incidence of mesothelioma worldwide. Malignant pleural mesothelioma has been a central focus of Dr. Sugarbaker’s clinical and laboratory research, and he pioneered the “tri-modal” therapy approach.

  2. Brigham & Women’s Hospital

    Division of Thoracic Surgery 75 Francis Street Boston, Massachusetts 02115
    Phone: (617) 732-6824


  1. Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian – Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Dr. Kalemkerian is the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He coordinates the lung cancer research program, focusing on experimental therapeutics.

  2. U-M Health System

    Comprehensive Cancer Center 1500 E. Medical Center Drive CCGC 6-303 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0944
    Phone: (800) 865-1125
    Additional information about Dr. Kalemkerian can be found at:

  3. Dr. Harvey Pass – Detroit, Michigan

    Dr. Pass is the Head of Thoracic Oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and has studied pleural mesothelioma since 1988 when he was the Head of Thoracic Oncology and Senior Investigator of the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda. Dr. Pass is internationally known for the treatment of mesothelioma, with special expertise in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT), a treatment with drugs that become active and kill cancer cells when exposed to light. Dr. Pass has been named among “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

  4. Harper University Hospital

    4100 John R., Suite 615 Detroit, Michigan 48201
    Phone: (313) 745-4400


  1. Dr. Brian Loggie – Omaha, Nebraska

    Dr. Loggie is Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Director of the Cancer Center at Creighton University Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma and peritoneal carcinomatosis. His research protocol involves surgical debulking in combination with intraperitoneal heated chemotherapy.

  2. Creighton University Medical Center

    Division of Surgical Oncology, Suite 3700 601 North 30th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68131
    Phone: (402) 280-5009
    Additional information about Dr. Loggie can be found at:


  1. Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang – Las Vegas, Nevada

    Dr. Vogelzang is the Director of the Nevada Cancer Institute. He previously served as the Director of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center and a medical oncologist with the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center Mesothelioma Program. His interests are in clinical trials in genitourinary malignancies and mesothelioma. He is a recognized expert in new therapies for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, including genetic therapy, new cytokine therapy, and combination.

  2. Nevada Cancer Institute

    10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 260 Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
    Phone: (702) 821-0000

New Mexico

  1. Dr. Claire Verschraegen – Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Dr. Verschraegen is an oncologist and the Director of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Investigations at the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center.

  2. University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center

    900 Camino de Salud NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
    Phone: (505) 272-5837
    Additional information about Dr. Verschraegen can be found at:

New York

  1. Dr. Mary Louise Keohan – New York, New York

    Dr. Keohan is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of mesothelioma, sarcoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, where there are a number of ongoing multimodality studies of patients with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma as well as other connective tissue oncology studies.

  2. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

    161 Fort Washington Avenue Herbert Irving Pavilion, Suite 9-917 New York, New York 10032
    Phone: (212) 305-0549

  3. Dr. Roman Perez-Soler – New York, New York

    Dr. Perez-Soler is the Associate Director of Clinical Oncology at New York University Kaplan Cancer Center in New York, NY. He specializes in medical oncology and is the principal investigator of the Phase II L-NDDP/Platar trial for pleural mesothelioma.
    Recent publications:

  4. New York University School of Medicine

    550 First Avenue New York, New York 10016
    Phone: (212) 263-8043
    Additional information about Dr. Perez-Soler can be found at:

  5. Dr. Valerie Rusch – New York, New York

    Dr. Rusch specializes in treating patients with cancers of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall, including those with mesothelioma. Her research interests include the genetics of lung cancer and mesothelioma and predicting how a patient will respond to a particular treatment. She is also involved in developing methods for early detection of thoracic cancers.

  6. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    1275 York Avenue New York, New York 10021
    Phone: (212) 639-5873
    Additional information about Dr. Rusch can be found at:

  7. Dr. Robert Taub – New York, New York

    Dr. Taub is the Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a medical oncologist who directs the Connective Tissue Oncology Program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, where there are several ongoing multimodality studies of patients with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma.

  8. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

    161 Fort Washington Avenue Herbert Irving 9-907 New York, New York 10032
    Phone: (212) 305-4076
    Additional information about Dr. Taub can be found at:

North Carolina

  1. Dr. David H. Harpole Jr. – Durham, North Carolina

    Dr. Harpole is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He specializes in thoracic oncology, general thoracic surgery, and benign and malignant diseases of the lung, esophagus, and mediastinum.

  2. Duke University Medical Center

    2400 North Pratt Street Room 0311 Terrace Level Durham, North Carolina 27705
    Phone: (919) 668-8413
    Additional information about Dr. Harpole can be found at:


  1. Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Dr. Friedberg is the Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. His interests are in all areas of thoracic surgery, including benign and malignant pulmonary diseases and malignant mesothelioma.

  2. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    1100 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
    Phone: (800) JEFF-NOW or (215) 955-2996

  3. Dr. Larry Kaiser – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Dr. Kaiser is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-director of the Thoracic Oncology Research Lab. His work in the laboratory focuses on gene therapy of thoracic tumors. He also serves as the John Rhea Barton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery as well as the Eldridge L. Eliason Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include malignant mesothelioma and mediastinal tumors.

  4. 3400 Spruce Street

    4 Silverstein Pavilion Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4227
    Patient Appointments: (215) 662-2050
    Website: research/labs/albelda/torl/torl_home.html.
    Additional information about Dr. Kaiser can be found at:

  5. Dr. Daniel Sterman – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Dr. Sterman is the Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He is also the Clinical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Gene Therapy Program. His clinical interests include the treatment of thoracic malignancies as they apply to the development and implementation of new techniques in interventional pulmonology.

  6. University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

    Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division 833 West Gates Building 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4283
    Phone: (215) 614-0984
    Additional information about Dr. Sterman can be found at:


  1. Dr. W. Roy Smythe – Houston, Texas

    Dr. Smythe is the Associate Professor and Director of the Mesothelioma Multidisciplinary Treatment and Research Program at the University of TX MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has designed a pilot protocol at MD Anderson for malignant pleural mesothelioma involving aggressive surgical therapy followed by intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). His research interests include prodrug gene therapy, apoptosis, mesothelioma, and lung neoplasms.
    Curriculum Vitae:

  2. Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

    1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 445 Houston, Texas 77030-4095
    Phone: (713) 792-6933
    Appointments: (713) 792-6161 or (800) 392-1611
    Additional information about Dr. Smythe can be found at:


  1. Dr. Eric Vallieres – Seattle, Washington
    Dr. Eric Vallières is a thoracic surgeon, who joined the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) to help lead its multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program. Dr. Vallières is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in, and a proponent of, the benefits of multi-modality therapy for lung-cancer patients. In addition to lung cancer, Dr. Vallières’ areas of expertise include mesothelioma, thoracic oncology and the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis. Internationally recognized for his clinical research in lung cancer, he has been the recipient of numerous grants for conducting clinical trials and has published more than 120 articles and abstracts.


  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Comprehensive Cancer CenterBasic Health Sciences Building1824 Sixth Avenue South 237 T.I.Birmingham, Alabama 35294-3300
    Phone: (205) 934-5077


  1. Alaska Medical Center

    Address: 3200 Providence Dr.
    City, State, Zip: Anchorage, AK, 99508
    Phone: 907-212-7980


  1. University of Arizona Cancer Center

    3838 N. Campbell Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    Phone: (520) 694-2873


  1. Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)

    Environmental Epidemiology
    4815 W. Markham St., Slot‐32
    Little Rock, AR 72205 ∗ 501‐661‐2893


  1. University of Colorado Cancer Center

    Mesothelioma Clinic
    1665 Aurora Court
    Aurora, CO 80045
    Phone: (720) 848-0300


  1. Dr. Michael R. Grey

    Chief, Department of Medicine The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    100 Grand Street
    New Britain, CT 06050
    Phone: (860) 224-5661


  1. Dr. Gregory A. Masters

    Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
    4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
    Newark, DE 19713
    Phone: (302) 366-1200


  1. University of Hawaii Cancer Center

    701 Ilalo Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone: (808) 586-3010


  1. Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

    Olson 8250
    710 North Fairbanks Court
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
    Patient Information: (312) 908-5250

  2. University of Chicago Cancer Research Center

    Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
    5758 S. Maryland Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60637-1426
    Patient Information: (888) 824-0200 or (773) 834-7206


  1. Indiana University Cancer Center

    Indiana Cancer Pavilion 535 Barnhill Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
    Patient Information: (888) 600-4822 or (317) 278-4822

  2. Purdue Cancer Center

    Hansen Life Sciences Research Building Purdue University
    201 S. University Street West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2064
    Patient Information: (765) 494-9129


  1. Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Iowa

    200 Hawkins DriveIowa City, Iowa 52242
    Patient Information: (800) 777-8442 or (319) 356-4200
    Clinical Trial Information: (800) 237-1225


  1. The Jackson Laboratory

    600 Main StreetBar Harbor, Maine 04609
    Patient Information: (207) 288-6000 or (207) 288-6051


  1. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

    200 First Street, SW Rochester, Minnesota 55905
    Patient Information: (507) 284-2111

  2. University of Minnesota Cancer Center

    425 East River RoadMinneapolis, Minnesota 55455
    Patient Information: (888) 226-2376 or (612) 624-8484


  1. Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview PlaceSt. Louis, Missouri 63110
    Patient Information: (800) 600-3606 or (314) 747-7222
    Clinical Trial Information: (314) 747-4190

New Hampshire

  1. Norris Cotton Cancer Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    One Medical Center DriveLebanon, New Hampshire 03756
    Patient Information: (800) 639-6918 or (603) 650-6300
    Clinical Trial Information: (603) 650-7609

New Jersey

  1. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

    195 Little Albany Street New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-2681
    Patient Information: (732) 235-CINJ


  1. Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University

    11100 Euclid AvenueCleveland, Ohio 44106
    Patient Information: (800) 641-2422

  2. The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute

    300 West 10th AvenueColumbus, Ohio 43210
    Patient Information: (800) 293-5066
    Clinical Trial Information: (614) 293-5066


  1. Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

    3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
    Patient Information: (503) 494-8311


  1. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

    691 Preston BuildingNashville, Tennessee 37232
    Patient Information: (615) 936-1782
    Clinical Trial Information: (800) 811-8480


  1. Huntsman Cancer Institute

    University of Utah
    2000 Circle of HopeSalt Lake City, Utah 84112
    Patient Information: (877) 585-0303 or (801) 585-0303
    Clinical Trial Information: (801) 581-4477


  1. Vermont Cancer Center

    University of Vermont
    149 Beaumont Avenue Burlington, Vermont 05405
    Patient Information: (802) 656-4414
    Clinical Trial Information: (802) 656-2178


  1. Massey Cancer Center

    Virginia Commonwealth University
    401 College Street Richmond, Virginia 23298
    Patiient Information: (804) 828-0450


  1. Comprehensive Cancer Center

    University of Wisconsin600 Highland Avenue K5/601Madison, Wisconsin 53792
    Patient Information: (608) 263-8600
    Clinical Trial Information: (800) 622-8922 or (608) 262-5223


  1. Dr. John Gamboa M.D.

    Dr. John Gamboa, founder of the Cancer Center of Idaho, is a board certified radiologist.
    Address: 9357 West Emerald Street Boise, Idaho 83704
    Phone: (208) 672-1000


  1. Dr. Chao Huang

    The University of Kansas Cancer Center
    Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
    2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 5003 Westwood, KS 66205
    Phone: (913) 588-1227


  1. University of Louisville Health Sciences Center

    James Graham Brown Cancer Center
    529 South Jackson StreetLouisville, KY 40292
    Phone: (502) 562-4673


  1. Cabrini Center For Cancer Care, Freedman Clinic of Internal

    3330 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301.
    Phone Number: (318) 448-6917


  1. University Of Mississippi Medical Center: Cancer Research Registry

    2500 N. State St Jackson, MS
    Phone: 601.984.1095


  1. Jorge Nieva, MD

    Address: 801 North 29th Street Billings , montana USA – United States of America, 59101
    Phone: (406) 238-2500

North Dakota

  1. Cancer Center of North Dakota

    1451 44th Avenue South Unit E Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    Phone: (888) 785-2263 or (701) 787-5800


  1. CTCA Southwestern Regional Medical Center

    10109 E. 79th Street (81st Street & Highway 169)Tulsa, OK 74133
    Phone: (918) 286-5000

Rhode Island

  1. The Miriam Hospital

    The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    164 Summit Avenue Providence, RI 02906
    Phone: (401) 793-2500

South Carolina

  1. Medical University of South Carolina – University Hospital (XL)

    Location: 169 Ashley Avenue Charleston SC 29425
    Work Phone: (843) 792-1414

South Dakota

  1. Dr. Ashraf A. Elshami

    Sanford Health/Sanford Pulmonary Medicine Clinic
    1205 S Grange Avenue, Suite 407 Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    Phone: (605) 328-8900


  1. Wyoming Department of Health

    6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 259D Cheyenne, WY  82002,
    Phone: (307) 777-6921 or (800) 438-5795


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