Patrick Ross, MD, PhD

The James Cancer Center
Patrick Ross

Clinical Expertise

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracic Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Robotics
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Thoracotomy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancers
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumothorax
  • Lung Cancers
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Mesothelioma
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Patrick Ross Jr., MD, PhD, is the chief of Thoracic Surgery and a professor of clinical surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Ross earned his medical and doctorate degrees from St. Louis University in Missouri. He completed his residencies in general surgery at Yale University and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ross’s specialty interests are in thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, photodynamic therapy, lung volume reduction and lung transplantation. His research focuses on new modality in lung cancer research. Dr. Ross was named one of “America’s Best Doctors” in 2009.

Education and Background


  • Saint Michael's Hospital

    Cleveland, OH


  • Cardio Thoracic Surgery

    Hospital of The University Of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Department

  • Department of Surgery
  • Division of Thoracic Surgery
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