Michael Bousamra, M.D.

Michael Bousamra, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare

Head of Thoracic Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Special interests

  • Diseases of the chest, including the esophagus and lungs
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, tracheal stenosis, lung cancer and esophageal cancer


  • General surgery residency – Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, VA
  • Cardothoracic surgery residency – Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO


  • American Board of General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Selected Publications:

    1. Bousamra M., Schumer E., Mingxiao Li., Knipps R., Nantz M., van Berkel V., Fu X., “Quantitative Analysis of Exhaled Carbonyl Compounds Distinguishes Benign From Malignant Pulmonary Disease” Journal of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery (submitted April 9, 2014)
    2. Fu XA, LI M., Knipp RJ, Nantz MH., Bousamra M., “Noninvasive Detection of Lung Cancer using Exhaled Breath” Cancer Med. 2013 Nov 20. (PMID: 24402867)
    3. Bousamra M, Kloecker G, Herbig S.  Drive cancer out: a physician-led anti-smoking program directed at teens and adolescents.  J Ky Med Assoc 106(12):561-5, 2008
    4. Bousamra M 2nd, Haasler GB, Parviz M.  A decade of experience with transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy.  Am J Surg 183(2):162-7, 2002
    5. Bousamra M 2nd, Rossi R, Jacobs E, Parviz M, Busch C, Nelin LD, Haworth S, Dawson C.  Systemic lobar shunting induces advanced pulmonary vasculopathy.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 120(1):88-98, 2000