Dr. Thomas A. D'Amico is a graduate of Harvard University (AB) and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University (MD). He received training in general surgery and thoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. After completing a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. D'Amico joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently the Gary Hock Endowed Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Training Program in Thoracic Surgery, and Chief Medical Officer of the Duke Cancer Institute.As Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program of the Duke Cancer Institute, Dr. D'Amico supervises the clinical and research programs in lung cancer and esophageal cancer. He is also involved in improving safety and quality in patient care, as a member of the Duke Quality and Safety Committee and the Perioperative Executive Committee.Dr. D'Amico serves on several editorial boards and is active in the leadership of the Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Finally, he active in NCCN, as a member of the NCCN Lung Cancer Guidelines Panels and the Co-Chair of the NCCN Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction Cancers Guidelines Panel.