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Stephen Cassivi

Stephen D. Cassivi, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Mayo Clinic
Department of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)
200 First Street S.W.
Rochester, MN  55905
United States
1 507 266-0911
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Vice Chair - Department of Surgery - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Medical Director - Mayo Clinic Healthcare in partnership with Oxford University Clinic - London, United Kingdom

Washington University - Cardiothoracic Residency, St. Louis, Missouri
University of Toronto - General Surgery Residency, Toronto, Canada
University of Ottawa, Canada (M.D.)
University of Toronto, Canada (M.Sc.-Transplantation Biology/Gene Therapy)
University of Toronto Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory (Gene Therapy / Lung Transplantation)
Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC); American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - certified

Other Interests

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Oncology
Quality Measures in Thoracic Surgery
Surgical treatment of Myasthenia Gravis
Gene Therapy / Molecular Biology
Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering
Health Care Policy
Lung Transplantation
Pulmonary metastasectomy
Long-term function after esophagectomy


Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon (chest surgeon) with both clinical and research activities. His clinical interests and experience span the breadth of thoracic surgery with a specific expertise in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.  Dr. Cassivi's research looks into surgical quality and outcomes as well as tissue and organ regeneration.

Additional Educational Information

M.D.  (Magna cum laude)  - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

General Surgery Residency - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Gallie Program)

M.Sc.  - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Clinician Investigator Program Graduate  - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency - Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Clinical Research Training Program (STS) - University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA

Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion Course - Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Board Certified - American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Practice Areas

  • Thoracic
  • Basic science
  • Cancer
  • Chest wall
  • Reconstruction
  • Education
  • Esophagus
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Professional Affairs
  • History
  • Lung
  • VATS
  • Mediastinum
  • Medical technology
  • Robotic
  • Thoracic