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Brendon Stiles

Brendon Matthew Stiles, M.D.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell
525 East 68th Street, Suite M404, Box 110
New York, NY  10065
United States
1 212-746-0848
1 212-746-8223 (fax)
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University of Virginia , College of Arts and Sciences (B.A. 1994)
University of Virginia, School of Medicine (M.D. 1999)
University of Virginia, General Surgery Internship and Residency (1999-2006)
James Earnest Kindred Award (2005, 2007), All-University Teaching Award (2006)
Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (2006)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship (2001-2003)
The Chairman's Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research (2003)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cardiothoracic Residency (2006)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell, Cardiothoracic Residency (2006-2008)
Distinguished Housestaff Award, Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council (2007)


Video assisted thoracic surgery
Detection and treatment of early lung cancer
Perioperative and critical care
Outcomes in esophageal cancer
Resident and student education
Benign and malignant esophageal disease
Basic research in lung cancer and metastasis


During surgical residency, Dr. Stiles took two years away from clinical responsibilities to pursue research in thoracic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he received the Chairman's Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research. During that time, he studied the efficacy and mechanisms of action of oncolytic viral therapy for lung and esophageal cancer.

Since joining the faculty at Weill Cornell, Dr. Stiles has continued to perform basic science research.  He has received research grants from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Education and Research, the STARR cancer consortium, the Qatar National Research Fund, and the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.  In 2014, he received an inaugural Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigator Grant from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Graham Foundation, supporting innovative translational research for young Cardiothoracic Surgeons.  Dr. Stiles, along with Dr. Timothy McGraw and Dr. Vivek Mittal in the Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center, recently received the prestigious 2015 Metastasis Research Grant from Free to Breathe.  The current focus of Dr. Stiles' work is the role of the protein ART1 in lung cancer development and progression.  Dr. Stiles is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation and is a grant reviewer for that organization, for the DOD Lung Cancer Research Program, and for the TSFRE.  

Dr. Stiles is also active in clinical research. He has written several manuscripts and book chapters.  Particular interests include the detection and management of small pulmonary nodules, lung cancer staging, perioperative management of lung cancer patients, and prognostic factors in esophageal cancer.  Dr. Stiles has presented his work on the national stage, at such meetings as the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and others. Peer-reviewed publications may be reviewed on the accompanying web page.

Practice Areas

  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Guidelines
  • Esophagus Guidelines
  • Mediastinum - Thymus
  • Mediastinum - Cysts
  • Pleura
  • Mediastinum
  • VATS
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Trachea and Bronchi
  • Surgery
  • Lung
  • Chest Wall
  • Cancer
  • Basic Science
  • Lobectomy
  • Esophagus - Cancer
  • Esophagus - Motility Disorders