Hiran C Fernando, MD
Dr. Fernando is director of thoracic surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. He is experienced in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic procedures for the lung, esophagus, and mediastinum. He is also skilled in endoscopic procedures such as POEM (peroral endoscopic myotomy) and TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) for gastroesophageal reflux. He treats patients for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, mediastinal tumors, and myasthenia gravis.
Dr. Fernando believes every patient faces a different set of challenges in managing their disease, with differences in severity, symptoms, and overall risk factors. He partners with his patients to help them select a treatment that balances the three goals of best outcome, minimizing risks, and preserving quality of life.
He received a medical degree from Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine at the University of London in England, and completed residencies in California at Harbor-UCLA, UC Irvine, and UC Davis. He gained further training through a fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.
He is a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association.