Thoracic Surgeon

Department of Thoracic Surgery

6th Floor - Building A'




  • Director of Thoracic Surgery Henry Dunant Hospital Center, 2010-
  • Instructor of Surgery Brigham & Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, 2004-2008
  • Clinical Co-Director International Mesothelioma Program, 2004-2007


  • Medical Degree Georgetown University Medical School Washington DC USA,1994
  • General Surgery Residency Georgetown University Medical School Washington DC USA,2000
  • Masters in Public Health Harvard School of Public Health,2001
  • Thoracic Surgery Residency Brigham & Women’s Hospital,2004 


  • Masters in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health (2001)
  • Ειδικότητα Θωρακοχειρουργικής Brigham & Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School (2004)

Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Doctors In Boston Boston Magazine,2006
  • John Collins Award for Excellence in Cardiothoracic Surgery Harvard Medical School,2004
  • Marguerite George Award for Excellence in Vascular Surgery Georgetown University School of Medicine,2000


  • Co-Editor Book: Advanced Techniques in Thoracic Surgery Editors: Sugarbaker, Bueno, Krasna, Mentzer, Zellos. Publisher: McGraw Hill 2009
  • Richards WG, Godleski JJ, Yeap BY, Corson JM, Chirieac LR, Zellos L, Mujoomdar A, Jaklitsch MT, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. Proposed adjustments to pathologic staging of epithelial malignant pleural mesothelioma based on analysis of 354 cases.Cancer. 2010 Mar 15;116(6):1510-7. Erratum in: Cancer. 2010 May 15;116(10):2503.
  • Tilleman TR, Richards WG, Zellos L, Johnson BE, Jaklitsch MT, Mueller J, Yeap BY, Mujoomdar AA, Ducko CT, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. Extrapleural pneumonectomy followed by intracavitary intraoperative hyperthermic cisplatin with pharmacologic cytoprotection for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: a phase II prospective study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;138(2):405-11.
  • Zellos L, Richards WG, Capalbo L, Jaklitsch MT, Chireac L, Johnson BE, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. A Phase I Study of Extrapleural Pneumonectomy And Intracavitary Intraoperative Hyperthermic Cisplatin with Amifostine Cytoprotection for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;137(2):453-8.
  • Liu W, Syngal S, Zellos L.Gastropericardial fistula-induced pericarditis: an unusual consequence of GERD.Medscape J Med. 2008;10(9):205.
  • Zellos L, Jaklitsch MT, Al-Mourgi MA, Sugarbaker DJ. Complications of extrapleural pneumonectomy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Winter;19(4):355-9
  • Paul, Subroto MD; Zellos, Lambros MD, MPH Management of a Tracheo-Gastric Fistula After Esophagectomy With a Polyflex Stent. Journal of Bronchology. 14(4):284-285, October 2007
  • Allen AM, Den R, Wong JS, Zurakowski D, Soto R, Jänne PA, Zellos L, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Baldini EH. Influence of radiotherapy technique and dose on patterns of failure for mesothelioma patients after extrapleural pneumonectomy.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Aug 1;68(5):1366-74.
  • Paul S, Ramanathan T, Cohen DM, Lebenthal A, Zellos L, Aranki SF, Sugarbaker DJ. Primary Ewing sarcoma invading the heart: resection and reconstruction.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jun;133(6):1667-9.
  • Paul S, Talbot SG, Carty M, Orgill DP, Zellos L.Bronchopleural fistula repair during Clagett closure utilizing a.collagen matrix plug.Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Apr;83(4):1519-21.
  • Paul S, Raja S, Su S, Fontaine JP, Zellos L, Sugarbaker DJ. Unusual Case of Hemoptysis 13 Years After Bilobectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Mar;83(3):1188-1190.
  • Linden PA, Bueno R, Mentzer SJ, Zellos L, Lebenthal A, Colson YL, Sugarbaker DJ, Jaklitsch MT. Modified T-Tube Repair of Delayed Esophageal Perforation Results in a Low Mortality Rate Similar to That Seen With Acute Perforations.Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Mar;83(3):1129-1133
  • Memtsoudis SG, Besculides MC, Zellos L, Patil N, Rogers SO. Trends in lung surgery: United States 1988 to 2002. Chest. 2006 Nov;130(5):1462-70. 
  • Richards WG, Zellos L, Raphael Bueno, Michael T. Jaklitsch, Sugarbaker DJ Phase I to II study of pleurectomy/decortication and intraoperative intracavitary hyperthermic cisplatin lavage for mesothelioma. J Clin Onc 2006 Apr 1;24(10):1561-7. 
  • Lambros Zellos MD MPH, David Christiani MD Epidemiology, Biologic Behavior and Natural History of Mesothelioma Thorac Surg Clin. 2004 Nov;14(4):469-77, viii.
  • David J. Sugarbaker, M.D. Michael T. Jaklitsch, M.D. Raphael Bueno, M.D. William Richard, Ph.D., Jeanne Lukanich, M.D., Steven J. Mentzer, M.D. Yolonda Colson, M.D. Ph.D., Phillip Linden, M.D., Michael Chang, M.D., Leah Capalbo, Elizabeth Oldread,Siyamek Neragi-Miandoab, M.D. Ph.D., Scott J. Swanson, M.D.,* Lambros Zellos, M.D. Prevention, Early Detection and Management of Complications Following 328 Consecutive Extrapleural Pneumonectomies J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jul;128(1):138-46.
  • Zellos L., Sugarbaker D.J. Surgical Management of Mesothelioma Current Oncology Curr Oncol Rep. 2002 Jul; 4(4): 354-60.
  • Zellos L., Sugarbaker D.J. Diffuse Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura and Its Treatment Oncology (Huntingt). 2002 Jul; 16(7): 907-13; discussion 916-7, 919-20, 925.
  • Zellos L, Sugarbaker DJ. Multimodality treatment of diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma. Semin Oncol 2002 Feb; 29(1): 41-50
  • Hassanein W.H., Zellos L., Tyrrell T., Healy N., Birjiniuk V., Crittenden M., Khuri S.F. Continuous Perfusion of Donor Hearts in the Beating State Extends Preservation Time and Improves Recovery of Function J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1998 Nov; 116 (5): 821-30
  • Cullinane D., Schultz S., Zellos L., Holt R., Sarcoidosis Manifesting as Acute Appendicitis: Report of a Case. Dis Colon Rectum 1997; 40: 109-111.

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