Specializing in cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the lungs and esophagus, as well as the treatment of mesothelioma, Dr. Daniel is a thoracic surgeon at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and an assistant professor at the university’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Dr. Daniel’s research focuses on treating tumors of the lung, esophagus, thymus and chest wall. In 2010, he performed the first successful extrapleural pneumonectomy on a mesothelioma patient in southern Arizona. Dr. Daniel said he hopes to create a dedicated mesothelioma treatment center at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
Dr. Daniel is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He has co-authored several journal articles on mesothelioma-related issues, such as nanotechnology applications for the treatment of lung cancer.