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Boston Medical Center
Moakley Building
830 Harrison Avenue, Suite 3400
Boston, MA 02118

Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Phone: 617.638.5600
Fax: 617.638.7382

Hiran C. Fernando, MD

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery

Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Lung cancer therapy with minimally invasive lobectomy, segmentectomy, or percutaneus ablatation; robotic surgery; minimally invasive esophagectomy, laparoscopic and endoscopic (incisionless) surgery for reflux; achalasia and cryotherapy for airway and esophagus

Education and Training

Education and Training

The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, England – MBBS

Board Certifications
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, FRCSEd
Royal College of Surgeons, England, FRCS
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Fernando, HC. Radiofrequency ablation to treat non-small cell lung cancer and pulmonary metastases. Ann Thorac Surg 2008 Feb; 85(2):S780-4.

Morse CR, Fernando HC, Ferson PF, Landreneau RJ, Luketich JD. Preliminary experience by a thoracic service with endoscopic transoral stapling of cervical (Zenker's) diverticulum. J Gastrintestinal Surgery 2007 Sep; 11(9): 1091-4, Epub 2007 Jul 11.

Ketchedjian A, Daly B, Luketich J, Fernando HC. Minimally invasive techniques for managing pulmonary metastases: video-assisted thoracic surgery and radiofrequency ablation. Thorac Surg Clin 2006 May; 16(2):157-65.

Kent MS, Schuchert M, Fernando H, Luketich JD. Minimally invasive esophagectomy: state of the art. Dis Esoph 2006; 19:137-145.

Fernando HC, Erdem C, Daly B, Shemin R. Robotic assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) for resection of an esophageal cyst. Dis Esoph 2006; 19:509-511.


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