Thomas Ng Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Specialist in Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer
Esophageal cancer
Mediastinal tumors
Chest wall tumors
Tracheal surgery for tumors or benign strictures
Complex gastroesophageal reflux surgery
Esophageal motility disorders
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery/Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
Multidisciplinary thoracic oncology
Thoracic Surgery Education

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

Ng T, Ryder BA, Machan JT, Cioffi WG. Decreasing the incidence of prolonged air leak after right upper lobectomy with the anterior fissureless technique. Accepted for publication in J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

Ng T, Birnbaum AE, Fontaine JP, Berz D, Safran HP, and Dipetrillo TA. Pneumonectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation for advanced stage lung cancer. Ann Surg Onc 2010;18:476-482.

Ahmed S, Fontaine JP, Ng T. Pancreatic herniation after transhiatal esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2010;89:308-309.

Ng T, Ryder BA, Maziak DE, Shamji FM. Thoracoscopic Approach for the Treatment of Postpneumonectomy Syndrome. Ann Thoracic Surg 2009;88:1015-1018.

Tan, T, Mazzaglia PJ, Ng T, Monchik JM. Successful palliation of poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma with direct invasion into the sternum. Thyroid 2009;19:663-664.

Davignon K, Maslow A, Chaudry A, Ng T. Epidural hematoma: when is it safe to heparinize after removal of epidural catheter? J of Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2008;22:774-778.

Ng T, Ryder BA, Maziak DE, Shamji FM. Treatment of postpneumonectomy empyema with debridement followed by continuous antibiotic irrigation. J Am Coll Surg 2008;206:1178-1183.

Ryder BA, Ng T. Pulmonary incidentalomas. Curr Prob Surg 2008;45;403-420. (In: Schaberg FJ, Prinz RA, Chen EL, Caceres A, Chi DS, Ryder BA, Ng T, Santi Aragona M, Wotkowicz C, Libertino JA. Incidental findings at surgery-part2. Curr Probl Surg 2008:45;388-439.)

Safran H, Suntharalingam M, Dipetrillo T, Ng T, Doyle LA, Krasna M, Plette A, Evans D, Wanebo H, Akerman P, Spector J, Kennedy N, Kennedy T. Cetuximab with concurrent chemoradiation for esophagogastric cancer: Assessment of Toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008;70:391-5.

Simon CJ, Dupuy DE, Dipetrillo TA, Safran HP, Grieco CA, Ng T, Mayo-Smith WW. Pulmonary radiofrequency ablation: long-term safety and efficacy in 153 patients. Radiology 2007;243:268-75.

Safran H, Dipetrillo T, Akerman P, Ng T, Evans D, Steinhoff M, Benton D, Purviance J, Goldstein L, Tantravahi U, Kennedy T. Phase I/II study of trastuzumab, paclitaxel, cisplatin and radiation for locally advanced, HER2 overexpressing, esophageal adenocarcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007;67:405-9.

Milman S, Ng T. Initial clinical outcomes after completion of training in a Canadian Royal College thoracic surgery program. Can J Surg 2006;49:422-6.

Dipetrillo T, Milas L, Evans D, Akerman P, Ng T, Miner T, Cruff D, Chauhan B, Iannitti D, Harrington D, Safran H. Paclitaxel poliglumex (PPX-Xyotax) and concurrent radiation for esophageal and gastric cancer: a phase I study. Am J Clin Oncol 2006;29:376-9.

Ng T, Ryder BA. Evolution to video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy after training: initial results of the first 30 patients. J Am Coll Surg 2006;203:551-557.

Brunetti-Pierri N, Ng T, Iannitti DA, Palmer DJ, Beaudet AL, Finegold MJ, Carey KD , Cioffi WG, Ng P. Improved hepatic transduction, reduced systemic vector dissemination and long-term transgene expression by delivering helper-dependent adenoviral vectors into the surgically isolated liver of nonhuman primates. Hum Gene Ther 2006;17:1-14.

Dupuy DE, Dipetrillo TA, Ganhdi S, Ng T, Mayo-Smith WW. Radiofrequency ablation followed by conventional radiotherapy for medically inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Chest 2006; 129:738-45.

Varker KA, Ng T. Management of empyema cavity with the vacuum assisted closure device. Ann Thorac Surg 2006; 81:723-5.

Ng T, Dipetrillo T, Purviance J, Safran H. Multimodality treatment of esophageal cancer: a review of the current status and future directions. Curr Oncol Rep 2006;8:174-82.

Malsow A, Bert AA, Ng T. Thoracotomy after myocardial infarction and intracoronary stenting: A balance between myocardial recovery and procedural risk. J of Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2005;19:794-800.

Safran H, Dipetrillo T, Nadeem A, Steinhoff M, Tantravahi U, Rathore R, Wanebo H, Hughes M, Maia C, Tsai J, Pasquariello T, Pepperell J, Cioffi W, Kennedy T, Reeder L, Ng T, Adrian A, Goldstein L, Chak B, Choy H. Trastuzumab, paclitaxel, cisplatin, and radiation for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus: a phase I study. Cancer Invest 2004:22;670-7.

Ng T, Maziak DE, Harper JG, Shamji FM: Anterior approach for repair of an extensive iatrogenic tracheal tear. Can J Surg 2002;45:210-2.

Ng T, Maziak DE, Shamji FM: Spontaneous esophageal perforation: A rare complication of Zollinger- Ellison syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg 2001;72:592-3.

research overview

Clinical research within the Department of Surgery
Clinical and basic science research with the Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG)
Co-operative group research with American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) and Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)
With research interest in the areas of Thoracic Oncology including multimodality therapy for lung cancer and esophageal cancer.