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Thoracic Surgeon Christos I. Stavropoulos, MD, Joins Englewood Health as Director of Thoracic Oncology at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center

Christos Stavropoulos, MD, thoracic surgery

January 19, 2021 — Englewood Health has named thoracic surgeon Christos I. Stavropoulos, MD director of thoracic oncology at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center. In this capacity, Dr. Stavropoulos will lead and develop a multidisciplinary lung and thoracic cancer program within the cancer center and further expand the advanced, minimally invasive, and robotic thoracic surgery expertise at Englewood Health. He joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital, and welcomes new patients.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Stavropoulos to our growing team of renowned specialists and providers,” said Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, president of the Englewood Health Physician Network. “As an accomplished surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, Dr. Stavropoulos will help meet an important need in our community and further expand the areas of expertise that our organization offers. He will work closely with our regional physicians and see patients in our locations in Englewood, Fair Lawn, and Hudson County.”

Dr. Stavropoulos’s primary clinical interests are chest, mediastinal, and esophageal diseases, with a particular interest in the management of pulmonary nodules. His surgical expertise includes robotic surgery, endobronchial ultrasound, navigational bronchoscopy, and thoracoscopy. Prior to joining Englewood Health, Dr. Stavropoulos held leadership positions and provided clinical care in healthcare systems throughout Hudson County, New Jersey; Westchester County, New York; and New York City.

“At Englewood Health, our comprehensive lung cancer program includes both screening for high-risk patients and all aspects of multidisciplinary care,” said Steven Brower, MD, medical director of The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health. “Dr. Stavropoulos will lead a subspecialized group of physicians caring for patients with lung, esophageal, and mediastinal tumors. He is a respected leader in the field of thoracic oncology and brings expertise in minimally invasive techniques for managing patients’ disease, as well as leadership in developing novel programs for preventing and treating cancer.”

Board certified in thoracic surgery and in general surgery, Dr. Stavropoulos completed a general surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital (New York Medical College) in Manhattan, followed by a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital (Drexel University College of Medicine) in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and a co-author on numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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