Free Mesothelioma Information Packet

Raja Michael Flores M.D.

  • Attending Thoracic Surgeon
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center- Department of Thoracic Surgery
  • 212-639-2806
  • Dr. Raja F. Flores serves as associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He also serves on the physician staff as attending thoracic surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. He is considered one of the United States leading experts on thoracic oncology and, specifically, malignant mesothelioma.

    Dr. Flores attended New York University to complete his undergraduate studies, receiving his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1988. From NYU, he enrolled in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, receiving his medical degree in 1992. His internship in general surgery was completed at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, as was his residency program in general surgery, which he completed in 1997. Dr. Flores then relocated to the Boston area, completing a fellowship in thoracic oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Master of Science degree at Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

    Dr. Flores is currently exploring adjuvant chemotherapy options for patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. His multi-disciplinary treatment approach incorporates the surgical procedure of extra-pleural pneumonectomy, high dose radiation, and a blend of cisplatin and gemcitabine chemotherapeutic agents. His database of nearly 1,000 patients has allowed him to evaluate areas of success, failure and potential improvement.

References:
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.