Dr. Robert James Cerfolio
Dr. Robert James Cerfolio M.D.
Dr. Robert James Cerfolio is a highly experienced medical professional with more than 20 years of experience. A board certified general thoracic surgeon, Dr. Cerfolio is one of the top surgeons in the world.
The Kirklin Clinic 2000 6th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233
Dr. Robert James Cerfolio is a highly experienced medical professional with more than 20 years of experience. A board certified general thoracic surgeon, Dr. Cerfolio is one of the top surgeons in the world. He has performed thousands of operations to correct disorders of the mediastinum, lungs, esophagus, and trachea. In 1999 alone he performed more than 800 surgeries, a record which has not yet been broken. He is also the Chief and Director of Thoracic Surgery for the Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital and he is on their Medical Leadership Committee.
Dr. Cerfolio is passionate about finding cures and better treatments for lung cancer and meidastinal masses. He is particularly interested in esophageal surgery, repair of bronchopluerual fistula, tracheal surgery, chest wall resection and reconstruction, and Video Assisted Thoroscopy. He actively collaborates with other medical professionals to develop new gene therapies for treating esophageal cancer.
Dr. Cerfolio is a 1984 graduate of the University of Rochester. He went on to receive his Medical Degree from the same University in 1988. His Internship in General Surgery was done from 1988 to 1990 at the Hartford Hospital/ St. Francis. His Residency in Urology was done from 1990 to 1991 at Cornell-New York Hospital, Sloan Kettering. His General Surgery Residency was completed at the world renowned Mayo Clinic from 1991 to 1993. His Cardiothoracic Fellowship was also done at the Mayo Clinic from 1993 to 1996.
Other physicians have voted Dr. Cerfolio one of the country’s “Best Doctors” and he was recognized for his accomplishments in the field of medicine in 1997, 1998 as well as in 1999. A teacher as well as a surgeon, he has presented lectures and scores for societies including The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS).
Dr. Cerfolio is also published with more than 20 papers on new techniques and thoracic surgery results being printed nationally and around the world. A teacher and researcher, he also reviews and edits journal articles on this field.
His memberships include The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), The General Thoracic Surgical Club (GTSC), The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CSN), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA). Dr. Cerfolio is also an active member of several committees including: Postrgraduate Program (STSA), Continuing Medical Evaluation (STSA), the STS University Task Force, and Evidence Based Surgery (STS).