Desmond D'Souza

Desmond D'Souza, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7 out of 5




I am a general thoracic surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. I specialize in the treatment of thoracic malignancies including lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mediastinal tumors. My research interests include improving surgical outcomes in the treatment of lung cancer, robotic surgery and surgical simulation.

I completed my general surgical training at Yale New Haven Hospital – Saint Raphael and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. Prior to my faculty appointment in 2016 I was the director of minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS). I have authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In addition, I have given numerous regional and national presentations.

I am intricately involved in the training and education of thoracic surgery trainees, residents and medical students at Ohio State. Besides thoracic surgery, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and working out.

Education and Background


St. John's Medical College

Bangalore 5, India


Yale New Haven Hospital

New Haven, CT


Thoracic Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Department

Department of Surgery

Division of Thoracic Surgery

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 12/20/2018, Dr. D'Souza has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 103 reviews)
4.7 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.8/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.6/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.7/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.8/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.8/ 5

Patient Comments (3 total comments)

Reviewed: 3/9/2019

Dr. D'Souza is a very good dr

Reviewed: 2/9/2019

unbelievably good

Reviewed: 1/21/2019

Dr. D Souza.. THE best in his area. Everyone I spoke to in other areas of the hospital KNOW him and his reputation as stellar. I feel absolutely comfortable with him and his staff. They make me feel first rate and have my best interest at heart I HOPE THESE ARE read and the appropriate people are recognized. As a teacher I feel this world needs more positive reinforcement

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