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Thomas V. Bilfinger Thoracic Surgeon, Professor of Surgery Director, Thoracic Surgery, Co-Director, Aortic Center, Team Leader and Co-Director, Lung Cancer Evaluation Center Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine

Contact Information

T19-080 Health Sciences Center

Stony Brook, 11794

631/444-1820

Biography

Thomas Bilfinger’s practice encompasses both heart and lung surgery. He provides consultation and surgical care for adult patients with advanced forms of heart disease, and also for adults with a range of benign and malignant pulmonary diseases. His practice involves new, minimally invasive procedures, including thoracic aortic stenting for aneurysms and radiofrequency, and cryoablation for lung tumors. 

Education

  • Medical School, Universitat Zurich
  • Residency, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital, Surgery
  • Flexible/Transitional Year, University of Chicago

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF MEDIASTINAL LYMPH NODE SAMPLING VERSUS COMPLETE LYMPHADENECTOMY DURING PULMONARY RESECTION WITH.... 1999-11-29T00:00:00 2008-09-12T00:00:00 American College of Surgeons Nonfederal 1140 Closed
Randomized Evaluation of a Surgical Treatment for Off-Pump Repair of the MItral Valve (RESTOR-MV) 2006-08-04T00:00:00 2009-06-11T00:00:00 Myocor, Inc Nonfederal 8900 Closed
Cardiothoracic Surgical Simulation: Identifying Achievable Benchmark Comparisons (ABCs) for Surgical Education Programs 2011-07-01T00:00:00 2012-06-30T00:00:00 Thoracic Surgery Foundation Nonfederal 5985 Closed
ACOSOG statistics and data coordinating center 2011-12-01T00:00:00 2014-01-09T00:00:00 American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Nonfederal 3000 Closed
ACOSOG STATISTICS AND DATA COORDINATING CENTER Site 094 2001-12-11T00:00:00 2014-01-09T00:00:00 American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Nonfederal 50460 Closed
Pulmonary Rehabilitation before Lung Cancer Resection 2017-06-02T00:00:00 2018-05-10T00:00:00 Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation Nonfederal 1 Approved
A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Phase 3 Study of Single-agent Tarceva (erlotinib) Following Complete Tumor Resection and with or without Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell...... 2007-09-26T00:00:00 2016-06-10T00:00:00 OSI Pharmaceuticals LLC Nonfederal 39172.31 Closed

Publications

  1. Author Article The Annals of Thoracic Surgery A Systematic Review of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With Lung Cancer 2012 94 1 311 - 316
  2. Author Article Journal of the American College of Surgeons Comparison of Survival after Sublobar Resections and Ablative Therapies for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 2010 211 1 68 - 72
  3. Author Article American Journal of Biomedical Sciences Estrogen and Morphine Modulate Their Own and the Other's Human Endothelial Receptor Expression via Nitric Oxide 2009 27 - 37
  4. Author Article Seminars in Cancer Biology Endogenous morphine/nitric oxide-coupled regulation of cellular physiology and gene expression: Implications for cancer biology 2008 18 3 199 - 210
  5. Author Article Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Sublobar resection in nonsmall cell lung carcinoma 2008 14 4 292 - 296
  6. Author Article The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Resection of Giant Right-Sided Thymoma using a Lateral Thoracotomy Approach Followed by Median Sternotomy for Completion Thymectomy 2007 55 5 336 - 338
  7. Author Article Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery Growing PET positive nodule in a patient with histoplasmosis: case report 2006 1 1 23
  8. Author Article Chest The Impact of Positron Emission Tomography on Clinical Decision Making in a University-Based Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Practice 2005 128 2 698 - 703
  9. Author Article Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Surgical aspects in the treatment of lung cancer 2004 10 4 261 - 265
  10. Author Article Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Surgical aspects in the treatment of lung cancer : Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 2004 10 4 261
  11. Author Article Chest A Case of Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure 2004 126 6 1994 - 1999
  12. Author Article Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Pulseless electrical activity after induction of anesthesia: A witnessed cardiac rupture 2004 18 6 767 - 768

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Summer 2018 Primary Instructor BIO 484 Research in Biology & Society
Summer 2018 Primary Instructor BIO 488 Internship in Biological Scien
Summer 2018 Primary Instructor BIO 488 Internship in Biological Scien
Summer 2018 Primary Instructor IAP 488 Internship