New Leadership in Thoracic Surgery Announced at The George Washington University Hospital

Washington, DC (October 16) – The George Washington University Hospital has announced the appointment of Keith Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP, as the Division Director of the Thoracic Service in the Department of Surgery.

“Dr. Mortman is a recognized leader in the field of thoracic surgery,” said Gary Little, MD, Medical Director at GW Hospital. “Dr. Mortman’s expertise in the field of minimally invasive thoracic surgery and strong record of accomplishments in clinical and translational research makes him the ideal choice to lead up GW’s Thoracic Program.”

Dr. Mortman specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery including robotic surgery. His particular area of clinical and research interests include the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, the treatment of mediastinal masses and cysts, and the treatment of hyperhidrosis, achalasia, and complex pleural space disease.

Prior to joining GW Hospital, Dr. Mortman was an associate professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He also served as director of Thoracic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as, director of Thoracic Oncology of the Washington Cancer Institute.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Mortman join our community,” said Anton Sidawy, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery at GW Hospital. “He is an expert in lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies as well as an accomplished surgeon. Dr. Mortman established a successful practice at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was widely recognized for his efforts in leading their minimally invasive thoracic surgery program. He is certainly one of the finest thoracic surgeons in the nation and we are delighted that he has made GW Hospital his new home.”

Dr. Mortman graduated from The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey. Dr. Mortman completed a general surgery residency at Washington Hospital Center and a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center, New York. He completed a minimally-invasive thoracic surgery fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California.

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