Announcing the latest clinical collaboration between Anna Jaques and our clinicial affiliate BIDMC: the Thoracic Clinic at Anna Jaques Cancer Center, affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). This clinic delivers the advanced care you’d expect from a major Boston medical center, with a convenient, personalized approach right here in your community – the best of both worlds.
Beginning December 8, 2015, Anna Jaques Hospital will welcome Sidhu Gangadharan, MD, Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology and Michael Kent, MD, Director of Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery. On staff at BIDMC and members of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, both doctors bring years of collective expertise and highly-specialized care to our community.
Anna Jaques and BIDMC have had a clinical affiliation in place since 2011. This new Thoracic Center is an expansion of an already existing and successful relationship between AJH and BIDMC. Together, the two institutions offer a full array of community-based health services in Newburyport and when needed, advanced treatment options and specialists at BIDMC in Boston. The program offers a committed team that works together to diagnose and direct the treatment of lung and esophageal diseases - all within the comfort of the Anna Jaques campus.
Thoracic diseases are those that affect the organs in the chest – including the lungs, esophagus and heart. The thoracic experts at the Thoracic Clinic at Anna Jaques Cancer Center specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect breathing, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, as well as lung cancer and other complex airways diseases. In addition, we care for patients experiencing symptoms such as heartburn, acid reflux or difficulty swallowing, often the result of esophageal disease. We treat both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the esophagus.
Sidhu Gangadharan, MD, Chief, Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology at BIDMC
An Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gangadharan earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery and thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a two-year research fellowship in the Harvard-Longwood Training Program in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Gangadharan is board certified in thoracic surgery and his clinical interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal cancers, and complex airway diseases.
Michael Kent, MD
Dr. Kent, an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Board certified in thoracic surgery, his clinical interests include minimally invasive pulmonary and esophageal surgery, lung and esophageal cancers, and benign esophageal disease such as achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).