A specialist in the treatment of mesothelioma, Dr. Christie is a Thoracic Surgical Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center, as well as an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is also the Director of the Early Lung Cancer Detection Program and the Director of the Lung Imaging Fluorescence Endoscope (LIFE) Bronchoscopy, a procedure used for the early detection of lung cancer.
Dr. Christie focuses his research on antireflux surgery, fluorescent bronchoscopy, thoracic oncology and thoracic stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Christie continues to research methods on how to perform minimally invasive thoracic surgery to benefit patients with lung cancer, pleural effusions, and mesothelioma.
Dr. Christie received his medical degree from the University of Toronto, and completed a residency in general surgery at the same institution. He also completed a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Christie has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and is a member of the Canadian Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.
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