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David P. Mason M.D.

  • Staff Thoracic Surgeon
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation- Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 216-444-4053

Dr. David P. Mason received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and continued his education to receive his Medical Degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He interned and was a resident in General Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and continued his clinical research to become a Senior Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. Afterwards he completed a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has been a part of the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as an Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as a Research Assistant in Vascular Surgery. In 2004 Dr. Mason was appointed as Staff Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, Transplantation Center and Cancer Institute. He currently is Staff Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery. He also is Staff Surgeon in the Clinics Transplantation Center in the Division of Surgery and in the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. He is board certified in General and Thoracic Surgery and specializes in General Thoracic Surgery, lung cancer, mesothelioma and more. Dr. Mason is the author and co-author of several chapters in medical textbooks and articles in many of today’s leading medical journals. He is also a member of many medical societies that relate to his specialties.

D. Mason has done extensive research in relation to his specialties and his primary clinical interests include the multimodality management of malignant mesothelioma. This is coupled with extensive experience in extrapleural pneumonectomy. He also supports the use of minimally invasive surgery with video-assisted thorascopic lobectomy for lung cancer treatment. His research has also led to studying the mechanisms of cellular movement and invasion and he currently researches the management of lung cancer and lung metastases using isolated lung perfusion.

References:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.