Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD, FACS, FCCP

Professor, Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Thomas Jefferson University

Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD, FACS, FCCP, attended Princeton University, receiving his BA in 1998 in molecular biology. He received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2002.

Dr. Evans began his surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in 2002. After completing an internship and residency in general surgery, he completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery at MGH. During that time, he spent several months as a visiting fellow at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he focused on minimally invasive esophageal surgery, and at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where he focused on thoracic oncologic surgery. He completed his thoracic surgical training in 2010.

In 2010, Dr. Evans joined Jefferson’s Section of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery as an assistant professor of surgery. In 2013, he assumed leadership of the section and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. In 2017, he became the inaugural division director of the new Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery within the Department of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. He is currently a Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cancer Service at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Assistant Director for Surgery of Jefferson’s Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory institute.

Dr. Evans leads a research team at Jefferson focused on early detection and treatment of lung cancer and the improvement of outcomes and the patient experience after lung surgery and esophageal surgery. His research has also been dedicated to identifying and alleviating disparities in care.

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