Sandra Starnes, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Sandra Starnes is a Professor of Surgery and the John B. Flege Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. She is the Co-Director of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center and Medical Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program. She also serves at the Program Director for the thoracic surgery residency program.

Dr. Starnes has expertise in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of thoracic malignancy, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mediastinal tumors, with a focus on minimally-invasive treatments.

She is active in multiple organizations. She is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. She is a member of the Standards and Ethics Committee and Membership Committee of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. She has been a guest examiner for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery since 2013. She has served as President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association from 2017-2019. She starts a term on the Thoracic Surgery Review Committee in July 2020.

Terms of Appointment: Oct 2019 - Sep 2021