Ascension Saint Thomas: Thoracic Surgeon

Ascension Saint Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee is seeking a talented and ambitious thoracic surgeon to join our nationally recognized program at our Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital location.  Programmatic leadership will be expected as a part of a multi-campus group.  The ideal candidate will be board certified in thoracic surgery with minimally invasive and robotic skills.

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is the largest not-for-profit community hospital in Middle Tennessee, licensed for 683 acute and rehab care beds. Our main campus covers nearly 2 million square feet and spans more than six city blocks, or 38 acres.

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health and Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system. Through our Christian healing ministry, we are committed to serving the greater Nashville area and surrounding communities by providing the highest quality healthcare in a caring, compassionate and faith-based environment.

State of the Art Equipment

  • Minimally invasive surgery including robotic and video assisted
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Volumetric arc therapy (VMAT)
  • Vision RT surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT)
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • High-dose brachytherapy (HRD)


  • Diagnosed and/or treated 713 Lung Cancer patients in 2018
  • Commission on Cancer Accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery-General Thoracic Surgery Database 2-star program rating
  • GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, Center of Excellence
  • American Lung Association Hospital Partner and Better Breathers Club Site

About Ascension Health

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employees more than 8,000 associates.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based non-profit health system which is the largest in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.


  • Board certification in thoracic surgery
  • Minimally invasive experience and robotic skills are required
  • Foregut interest preferred
  • Experience and interest in benign and malignant esophageal disease preferred
  • Experience desired
  • Programmatic leadership expected
  • Interest in resident education
  • Outstanding communication skills 
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