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Rishindra Mamidi Reddy, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Rishindra M. Reddy, M.D., was born and raised in Michigan. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern University, and completed his general surgery residency at Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. His spent two years during his residency, as a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his Thoracic Surgery residency at the University of Washington and was a visiting fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include all aspects of general thoracic surgery including thoracic oncology, minimally invasive techniques, pectus repair and therapy for end-stage lung disease including transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery. His academic interests include improving outcomes for patients with thoracic cancers, molecular targeting for thoracic cancers, resident and medical student education.

Dr. Reddy is currently working with Dr. Beer, of Thoracic Oncology, evaluating novel molecular pathways, currently Chk1, in lung cancer. He is also developing primary tumor xenografts of both lung and esophageal cancer. His goal is to develop this model with a translational goal of bringing new therapeutics to the clinic and improving lung and esophageal cancer outcomes. Other academic interests include teaching of residents and medical students and his participation at a national level to increase recruitment into cardiothoracic surgery.

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  • Medical School or Training
    • Northwestern University Medical School, 2000
  • Residency
    • Loyola University Medical Center, Surgery General, IL, 2002
    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Surgery General, MO, 2007
    • University of Washington Medical Center, Thoracic Surgery, WA, 2009
  • Fellowship
    • Surg Thoracic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2009
  • Professional Organizations
    • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
    • General Thoracic Surgical Club: Candidate Member
    • American Association for Cancer Research
    • Association for Academic Surgery
    • John Alexander Society
    • Harken Society, University of Washington Alumni
    • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Board Certification
    • Surgery
    • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery