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Dr. Darren Bryan is a thoracic surgeon who has dedicated himself to caring for patients with lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. As a thoracic surgeon, he is a member of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center’s mesothelioma treatment team, using his skills in both traditional and minimally invasive/robotic surgical techniques to provide the best outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Bryan also cares for patients with disorders of the esophagus and thymus gland. He works with the University of Chicago’s multidisciplinary mesothelioma team to craft a personalized treatment plan based on the specifics of each patient’s diagnosis.
Education and Career
Dr. Bryan earned a bachelor of science degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Iowa. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester, then completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Chicago and a Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He completed his training with a fellowship at the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
After completing his education, Dr. Bryan took on additional responsibilities as an Assistant Professor at University of Chicago Medicine, working closely with medical students, residents, and fellows and mentoring them as they pursue their own medical careers.
Dr. Bryan is actively involved in research, using laboratory science and transitional research to identify and deploy new therapies that can improve patient experience and outcomes for those diagnosed with lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. He has collaborated on numerous studies that have been published in highly respected, peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Annals of Surgery, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Get Your FREE Mesothelioma Packet
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