Todd Demmy, MD, FACS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, USA

Dr. Demmy is Professor of Oncology in Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. Following completion of his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, he completed a general surgery internship at Baylor College of Medicine followed by a residency and research fellowship in cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Allegheny General Hospital-West Campus, Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is an inventor and the author or co-author of numerous articles in peer-review journals, book chapters, and presentations at national and international professional meetings.

Dr. Demmy participated in research establishing the feasibility of VATS lobectomy. He has focused on achieving high reliability in performing minimally invasive operations for complex tumors and communicating these techniques to other surgeons by annotated video productions resulting in national and international recognition. Dr. Demmy is a member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

His primary research interest, besides studying the outcomes of advanced VATS techniques, focusses on the use of regional lung chemotherapeutics.