Brendon Stiles, <span>MD</span>

Brendon Stiles, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 746-0848
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Stiles is a thoracic surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. He specializes in lung and esophageal cancer, unusual thoracic cancers including metastatic tumors and those invading the heart, as well as in benign chest and upper gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Stiles does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to surgery. Rather he targets surgical therapy to tumor- and patient-specific details, typically using minimally invasive, organ-sparing techniques. 

Dr. Stiles trained at the University of Virginia, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to being a busy clinician, Dr. Stiles is also an active basic science and clinical researcher. He has received several research grants to study lung cancer and has co-authored over 110 scientific publications. Dr. Stiles also serves as the Quality and Patient Safety Chair for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has written extensively about quality metrics in thoracic surgery. 

In addition to his duties at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Stiles also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, a national not-for-profit focused on lung cancer research and advocacy. Dr. Stiles is also an active member of several surgical and scientific societies, guideline panels, and grant review panels, including serving as a panel chair for the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program. Dr. Stiles lost his own father to lung cancer in 2005. He currently lives in New York with his wife and with their two sons. Dr. Stiles is an active social media advocate for lung cancer research and for patients (@BrendonStilesMD).

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1999 University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency: 2005 University of Virginia Medical Center

Fellowship: 2007 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center