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Meet The Surgeon

Dr. Mason was born and raised in Boston and received his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and medical degree at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served as a staff surgeon at Johns Hopkins University and practiced at the Cleveland Clinic for over a decade before moving to Dallas to serve as founder and chief of a major thoracic surgery department.

His areas of interest include thoracic oncology, esophageal disorders, and lung transplantation. An internationally recognized thoracic surgeon and pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Mason has performed thousands of operations, published over a hundred articles and textbook chapters, and trained other surgeons.

He has a particular expertise in thoracic oncology and complex, re-operative foregut surgery. He is one of the few surgeons in the United States with extensive experience in surgery for malignant mesothelioma.

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Research Fellow/Vascular Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center

Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital