Seth D. Force, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, The Emory Clinic , USA
Dr. Force is currently the Chief of Thoracic Surgery and the Andrew J. McKelvey Professor in Lung Transplant Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his general surgery residency, at the University of Pennsylvania, in 2001, and then received his training in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He spent two additional years during his general surgery residency in the Thoracic Oncology Research Laboratory working gene therapy to treat mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Dr. Force currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and he also is a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons' Education Committee. He has additionally served on multiple committees through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The American Association of Transplants Surgeons and the Association of Academic Surgeons.
He is deeply committed to furthering procedural and technical aspects of minimally invasive thoracic surgery and he has authored or co-authored over seventy peer reviewed manuscripts and over ten book chapters. His particular interests involve developing novel thoracoscopic techniques for accessing the pleural space and removing lung cancers. Some of his recent papers have discussed performing thoracoscopy without lung isolation and the use of fiducial markers and minimally invasive techniques to remove small lung cancers.