Meet the Thoracic Surgery Team

Faculty of the Thoracic Surgery Division also staff the Thoracic Oncology Program of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, which promotes innovative surgical procedures to evaluate and treat cancers of the lung and esophagus.

Joseph Stewart Friedberg, MD
Charles Reid Edwards Professor of Surgery
Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Maryland Medical System

Special Interests: Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Thoracic Malignancies
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Otolaryngology; Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Whitney Burrows, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Esophageal Cancer; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Esophageal Motility Disorders; Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Emphysema; Thymectomy; Myasthenia Gravis; Sympathectomy; Hyperhidrosis
Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Shamus R. Carr, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Chief of Division of Thoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Lung Cancer; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Robotic Surgery; Benign and Malignant Esophageal Disease; Chest Wall Deformities
Medical Degree: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, General Surgery; University of Pennsylvania, General Surgery; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Thoracic Surgery
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Gavin Henry, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Robotic Surgery; Esophageal Cancer; Benign Esophageal Disease; Lung Cancer; Lung Nodules; Thymoma Associated with Myasthenia Gravis; Pneumothorax; Pleural Effusions
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residencies: University of Maryland Medical Center - General Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center - Cardiothoracic Surgery; George Washington University Hospital - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Shelby J. Stewart, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Lung Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Benign Esophageal Disease and Surgery; Thymoma; Thymic Cancer; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Robotic Surgery
Medical Degree: University of Michigan School of Medicine
Residencies: Albert Einstein Medical Center- General Surgery; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Certifications: Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery

Outpatient Clinical Support Staff

Lindsey Black, MS, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Masters of Science: University of Maryland School of Nursing; Baltimore, MD
Bachelors of Nursing: Liberty University; Lynchburg, VA
Experience: Oncology and Thoracic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner at Frederick Memorial Hospital; Registered Nurse in the Multi-trauma ICU at the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center; Registered Nurse in Medical Surgical Care Unit at Carolinas Specialty Hospital
Certifications: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (wellness through acute care)

Melissa Culligan, RN, MS
Program Administrator, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Director of Clinical Research, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Director of the Board of Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Colleen Norton, RN
Nurse Navigator, University of Maryland Mesothelioma and Thoracic Oncology Treatment and Research Center

Seantrese Wimbush, RN
Nurse Coordinator, Division of Thoracic Surgery

To make an appointment with a member of our thoracic surgery team, please call 410-328-6366.