Peter Kneuertz, MD

The James Cancer Center
Peter Kneuertz

Clinical Expertise

  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancers
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Lung Cancers
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pneumothorax, Artificial
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Robotics
  • Thoracic Diseases
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Diseases
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As a thoracic surgeon at Ohio State, I strive to provide the best possible care to patients with lung cancer and esophageal cancer, as well as a wide range of other thoracic disorders. My highest priorities are my patients, their best interest and overall well-being. I feel honored to care for and support my patients and their families every step of the way.

My clinical interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymic tumors, airway surgery, and chest wall surgery. I also treat benign conditions, such as hyperhidrosis, myasthenia gravis, esophageal reflux and achalasia.

I utilize minimally invasive surgery, such as Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and Robotic Surgery whenever possible. These innovative techniques aim to cause less surgical trauma and pain for the patient and yet offer the same benefits as traditional procedures.

Additionally, I do my very best to advance the field of medicine, through research and through education of fellows, residents, and medical students. My research involves clinical studies focusing on oncology and patient reported outcomes.

At the OSUCCC – James, I have the privilege to work with a dedicated team of expert physicians. We have a multidisciplinary and patient-centered approach to provide the most targeted treatments.

Education and Background


  • University of Cologne Medical Faculty

    Cologne, Germany, Germany


  • Cardio Thoracic Surgery

    New York Presbyterian Hospital -Weill Cornell & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    New York, United States

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Department

  • Department of Surgery
  • Division of Thoracic Surgery

I see patients at

The James at Brain and Spine Hospital

300 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


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 3/26/2018, Dr. Kneuertz has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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