If you have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma you are likely overwhelmed with the news of the diagnosis and all of the decisions you must make about your upcoming treatment. Getting the best care means choosing the right mesothelioma treatment team for your needs. Mesothelioma requires complex treatment from several specialists, including surgeons, oncologists, and radiologists.

Finding the Right Mesothelioma Treatment Team

Below are some issues to consider when selecting the right treatment team for your care:

  • What is the doctor’s experience in treating mesothelioma?
  • Does the doctor participate in clinical trials of new treatments?
  • Does the doctor practice at a hospital with comprehensive mesothelioma services?
  • Does the doctor teach at any medical schools?
  • What type of insurance coverage do you have and is the doctor in-network for your plan?

There are many issues to consider when choosing the right doctor, including if the doctor makes you feel comfortable and if you can trust him or her. It is important that you feel the doctor is listening to your concerns. Many mesothelioma patients require long-term treatment, so it is essential for patients to have a strong relationship with their doctors.

You can find a list below of some of the top doctors and institutions across the nation who treat asbestos diseases, including mesothelioma.

Doctors of Asbestos Diseases, including Mesothelioma

David S. Ettinger, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Douglas E. Wood, MD
UW Medical Center’s Thoracic Surgery Clinic
Wallace Akerley, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Lyudmila A. Bazhenova, MD
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS
Fox Chase Cancer Center
David Ross Camidge, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Richard T. Cheney, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Lucian R. Chirieac, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Thomas A. D’Amico, MD
Duke Cancer Institute
Michael Lanuti, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD
Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital
Jules Lin, MD
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Billy W. Loo, Jr., MD, PhD
Stanford Cancer Institute
Renato Martins, MD, MPH
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Gregory A. Otterson, MD
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Jyoti D. Patel, MD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Katherine M. Pisters, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thomas Dilling, MD, MS
Moffitt Cancer Center
Michael Dobelbower, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes- Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
Mark Hennon, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Leora Horn, MD, MSc Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Thierry M. Jahan, MD
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ritsuko Komaki, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rudy P. Lackner, MD
Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center UNMC Nebraska Medicine
Karen Reckamp, MD, MS
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Steven E. Schild, MD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Theresa A. Shapiro, MD, PhD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Scott J. Swanson, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
James Stevenson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/ University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Kurt Tauer, MD
West Cancer Center & Research Institute
Stephen C. Yang, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Institutions of Asbestos Diseases, including Mesothelioma

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/ University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, Ohio
800.641.2422 – UH Seidman Cancer Center
866.223.8100 – CC Taussig Cancer Institute
216.844.8797 – Case CCC
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Aurora, Colorado
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Madison, Wisconsin
Yale Cancer Center/ Smilow Cancer Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut