Ali Mahtabifard, MD, is a thoracic surgeon with the Women's Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Mahtabifard is an expert in minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer, emphysema, esophageal disorders and chest wall disorders. He is board certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery.
Dr. Mahtabifard's research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Immunotherapy, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Therapy, Human Gene Therapy, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery Clinics. He has also presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Mahtabifard received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed a general surgery internship at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York and then completed his general surgery residency at The Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University. During residency, he also completed a two year research fellowship in thoracic oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Following residency he completed his cardiothoracic fellowship at the University of California at Davis and then has completed another fellowship in advanced and minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.