Olugbenga T. Okusanya, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr. Okusanya received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. He spent two years of his training in the Thoracic Surgical Oncology Laboratory at Penn studying intraoperative molecular imaging. He won the prestigious C. Walton Lillehei Resident Competition during this time. Overall in residency, he amassed six teaching and leadership awards. He then completed his cardiothoracic residency and minimally invasive thoracic and foregut surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Currently Dr. Okusanya is an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Unversity of Pittsburgh. His clinical focus is on robotic malignant and benign thoracic and esophageal surgery. His research focuses on large national database clinical outcomes research and on the interaction of the lung microbiome and the development of lung cancer. He currently reviews for Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Journal of Thoracic Disease, Nature Scientific Reportand the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Terms of Appointment: Jan 2020 - Dec 2021