Ali Mahtabifard, MD is double board-certified in general and cardiothoracic
surgery with extensive training in the comprehensive management and advanced
surgical care of thoracic conditions and malignancies. Dr. Mahtabifard
is highly regarded as a leading expert in minimally invasive thoracic
surgery, with expertise in cutting-edge treatments for lung cancer and
lung metastases, esphageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hyperhidrosis
(excessive sweating), as well as mediastinal, chest wall and airway disorders.
Dr. Mahtabifard takes pride in providing the most advanced and effective
treatments for his patients, and is highly involved within the medical
community and field of thoracic surgery. His research has been published
in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Thoracic
and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Immunotherapy, Clinical Cancer
Research, Molecular Therapy, Human Gene Therapy, Annals of Thoracic Surgery,
and Thoracic Surgery Clinics. He has also presented at numerous meetings
including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Mahtabifard is the co-editor and has written multiple chapters in the
highly-regarded medical textbook “Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic
Surgery (VATS),” which is now a staple for thoracic surgeons worldwide.
The cutting-edge medical book provides integral information for surgeons
and residents across the globe by presenting step-by-step instructions
for the latest minimally invasive techniques that bring faster recovery
and improved patient outcomes. Dr. Mahtabifard has also authored multiple
book chapters in a variety of Thoracic Surgery textbooks.
Dr. Mahtabifard received his bachelor’s degree from the University
of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from New York Medical College.
He completed a general surgery internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital
and Medical Center of New York and then completed his general surgery
residency at the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard
University. During residency, he also completed a two-year research fellowship
in thoracic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New
York, one of the most prestigious cancer facilities in the world. Dr.
Mahtabifard then completed his first cardiothoracic fellowship at the
University of California at Davis, followed by a second fellowship in
advanced and minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS) at Cedars-Sinai