01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. M. Blair Marshall is a thoracic surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also an associate professor of thoracic surgery at Harvard Medical School. Prior to these roles, she served as a thoracic surgeon at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Marshall also is a board member for the Lung Cancer Alliance’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. She is certified in surgery and thoracic surgery and specializes in mesothelioma.

In 1991, Dr. Marshall received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, located in Washington D.C. She completed a residency in general surgery at Georgetown University, as well as a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at University of Pennsylvania. She also completed a 2-year cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Marshall is recognized for her work on the purification of an angiogenesis inhibitor, which is a cancer-fighting agent. She has also previously served as a member of the Quality, Research & Patient Safety’s Workforce on Patient Safety and Communications through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Council.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Mesothelioma, surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, minimally invasive esophageal surgery, angiogenesis, mediastinal tumors, surgery of the mediastinal and complex pulmonary resections.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certified in Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certified in Thoracic Surgery, member of American Association for Thoracic Surgery, member of Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, member of International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Young Investigators Award from Harvard University

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency for General Surgery at Georgetown University
  • Residency for Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship for General Thoracic Surgery at the University Of Pennsylvania
03. Publications


Open window thoracostomy as an alternative approach to secondarily infected malignant pleural effusion and failure of intrapleural catheter drainage: a case reportAME Case Report. April 2018; 13(2):12. doi: 10.21037/acr.2018.03.05

Physiologic evaluation of lung resection candidatesThoracic Surgery Clinics. February 2012; 22(1):47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2011.08.013