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01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Pierre E. De Delva is currently a thoracic surgeon at the Universty of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute in Jackson, Mississippi. He is board-certified in both general and thoracic surgery. His areas of practice cover a broad range of specialties including cancer, surgery, the heart, lung cancer, cardiothoracic surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. De Delva’s clinical interests focus on minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgical procedures as well as the management of benign and malignant disorders of the airway and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Dr. De Delva has authored or coauthored several scientific articles that have been published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His research focuses on topics such as health disparities in cancer, outcomes and quality improvement in thoracic surgery and development of biologic tracheal substitutes.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Thoracic surgery, general cardiac/thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, gastrointestinal cancers, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, lung cancer, mesothelioma and minimally invasive esophageal surgery.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgery, American Board of Surgery Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, member of the American Medical Association, member of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), member of the Thoracic Surgery Program Directors Association (TSDA), member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer, member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency in General Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Mercy Hospital
03. Publications


Review of superior vena cava resection in the management of benign disease and pulmonary or mediastinal malignancies. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. August 2009;88(2):392-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.04.068