Dr. De Delva
Dr. Pierre E. De Delva
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - 1998
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA - 2002
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – 2008
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - 2009
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – 2010
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA - 2011
Dr. Pierre E. De Delva began his career in medicine as a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. He then went on to complete a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 2008 immediately followed by a residency in general thoracic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2009. Two fellowships ensued—Dr. De Delva returned to Boston in 2010 for a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and then moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a fellowship in advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2011.
Dr. De Delva’s talent in his field was recognized as he was recruited by the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in 2011 with the charge of developing a general thoracic surgery program combined with a multidisciplinary thoracic oncology program. Dr. De Delva currently serves at UMMC’s School of Medicine (Department of Surgery) as associate program director of cardiothoracic surgery, an assistant professor, and section chief of general thoracic surgery. In addition to these roles, Dr. De Delva serves in several other leadership positions—State Chair of the Commission on Cancer, Cancer Institute Committee Co-Chair, associate program director of the cardiothoracic fellowship program, a member of the medical center’s institutional review board (IRB), and program co-chair of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program.
Prior to assuming his position at UMMC, Dr. De Delva was an instructor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. De Delva 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’s societal memberships include the American Medical Association (AMA), the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), the Thoracic Surgery Program Directors Association (TSDA), the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and an associate editor for BMC Cancer - an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on cancer research.
Clinical Research and Publications
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 centers on such topics as health disparities in cancer, outcomes and quality improvement in thoracic surgery, and development of biologic tracheal substitutes.
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