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Brian L. Pettiford, M.D.

Dr. Pettiford
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Brian L. Pettiford

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Ochsner Cancer Institute

Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
(504) 842-3966

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Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


An honor’s graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia, Dr. Brian L. Pettiford went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pettiford completed both his residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During the time of his residency, he served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve Medical Corps from which he was granted an honorable discharge in 2006 as a Lieutenant Commander. Currently, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Pettiford is part of a team of specially-trained physicians whose primary focus is to treat patients with lung disorders such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thoracic malignancies. This team of physicians operates under the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic which is comprised of the Departments of Thoracic Medical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, and Radiation Oncology and is housed in The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center.

Professional Highlights

Prior to assuming his current surgical post at Ochsner, Dr. Pettiford was in private practice and served as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and as a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Wellspan Health System in the state of Pennsylvania. Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Pettiford is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as well as the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO). His societal memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS).

Clinical Research and Publications

In addition to mesothelioma, Dr. Pettiford’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, esophageal cancer management, anatomic sublobar lung resection, benign and malignant lung disease, and mediastinal tumors. Dr. Pettiford is the author or coauthor of more than 40 journal articles and book chapters.

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

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