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Mara Antonoff

Mara Antonoff, M.D.

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler
Unit 1489
Houston, TX  77030
United States
713-563-3100
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Background

University of Pennsylvania (BA 2000)
University of Minnesota Medical School (MD 2004)
University of Minnesota General Surgery Residency (2004-2012)
Washington University Thoracic Surgery Fellowship (2012-2014)

Interests

Dr. Mara Antonoff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and Associate Program Director for the UT MD Anderson Thoracic Surgery Residency Program in Houston. She is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, having trained in all aspects of cardiothoracic disease, with special concentration on thoracic oncology, lung transplantation, and diseases of the foregut, and an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical therapies. She specializes in Thoracic Surgical Oncology, caring for patients with all types of malignancies in the chest. her most frequent cases involve lung cancer, esophageal cancer, malignancies of the thymus / mediastinum, and cancers from elsewhere in the body that have spread to the lungs.

Research

Dr. Antonoff’s clinical research interests focus on lung cancer, with particular interest early detection/screening, as well as exploring the impact of patient sex on lung cancer prognosis and therapy. She has additional reserach and clinical interests in pulmonary metastatic disease.  With a long history in surgical education research, she continues these efforts as associate program director for the MD Anderson Thoracic Surgery training program, aiming to improve curricular design and assessment tools in Thoracic Surgical training.

Education

Degree-Granting Education

  • 2004       University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, MD, Doctor of Medicine
  • 2000       University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, BA, Cum Laude, Chemistry and Biology

Postgraduate Training

  • 6/2012-6/2014   Clinical Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Louis, MO, Marc Moon
  • 6/2011-6/2012   Clinical Residency, Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2011-2012            Administrative Chief Resident, Surgery, University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, St. Paul, MN
  • 1/2010-3/2011   Research Fellowship, Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Association for Surgical Education, Association for Surgical Education, Minneapolis, MN
  • 7/2009-6/2010   Research Fellowship, Surgical Education Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 7/2007-6/2010   Clinical Fellowship, Clinical Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 7/2007-6/2009   Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Drs. Selwyn Vickers and Ashok Saluja, Division of Basic and Translational Research, University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 7/2005-6/2012   Clinical Residency, General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 6/2004-6/2005   Clinical Internship, General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • 6/2015  American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • 11/2012 American Board of Surgery

Practice Areas

  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Chest Wall - Tumors
  • Education
  • Esophagus - Cancer
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung
  • Lung - Basic Science
  • Lung - Cancer
  • Lung - Metastases
  • Mediastinum
  • Mediastinum - Cysts
  • Mediastinum - Thymus
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • VATS
  • Pleura
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Trachea and Bronchi - Tumors