Dr. Eric S. Lambright
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA - 1991
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - 1995
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - 1996, 2004
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - 2000
Dr. Eric S. Lambright is a thoracic surgeon who serves as Chief of Thoracic surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and as an associate professor in the department of thoracic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, also located in Nashville. Dr. Lambright was appointed as the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation in 2007.
Dr. Eric Lambright completed his undergraduate studies in 1991, Magna Cum Laude, at Ursinus College located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He then went on earn his medical degree, with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1995. Dr. Lambright completed both his internship (1996) and residencies in general surgery (1996) and cardiothoracic surgery (2004) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia. Additionally, he spent two years investigating gene therapies for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer as a research fellow in The Thoracic Oncology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania.
Clinical and Laboratory Research
Dr. Lambright’s clinical practice focuses on all facets of general thoracic surgery. He is particularly interested in lung transplantation, surgery relative to lung failure, and pulmonary malignancies. He is experienced in minimally invasive techniques, as well as complex procedures involving the chest wall. His most commonly performed procedures include lung transplants, lung biopsies, thoracoscopy, and removal procedures on the lungs and pleura.
Dr. Lambright’s research focuses on the development of new and innovative therapies for malignancies of the chest, including mesothelioma.
A noted researcher and published author, Dr. Lambright is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Lambright’s published articles relative to thoracic surgery:
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