01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Rudy Lackner is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at New York Medical College before doing his fellowship training at the University of Chicago. He specializes in using minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of both malignant and benign tumors of the airway.

Dr. Lackner holds several appointments at the University of Nebraska Medical Center including Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program and Chief of the Section of Thoracic Surgery. He maintains research involvement in primary and metastatic thoracic cancers, investigating combination therapies for the treatment of advanced cancers.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Lung and pleural removal procedures, thoracic cancers (primary and metastatic), treatment of malignant and benign airway conditions, the use of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for treatment of advanced cancers and the use of minimally invasive cancer treatments.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American College of Surgeons Fellow, CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors of the New York Metro Area Award

Education & Experience:

  • Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Fellowship at University of Chicago
  • Medical Degree from New York Medical College
03. Publications


NCCN Guidelines Insights: Non-Small Cell Lung CancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. July 2018;16(7):807-821. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.0062

Lung Cancer Screening, Version 3.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in OncologyJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. April 2018;16(4):412-441. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.0020