Desmond D'Souza

Desmond D'Souza, MD

  • Thoracic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-9059

About Me

I am a general thoracic surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. I specialize in the treatment of thoracic malignancies including lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mediastinal tumors. My research interests include improving surgical outcomes in the treatment of lung cancer, robotic surgery and surgical simulation.

I completed my general surgical training at Yale New Haven Hospital – Saint Raphael and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. Prior to my faculty appointment in 2016 I was the director of minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS). I have authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In addition, I have given numerous regional and national presentations.

I am intricately involved in the training and education of thoracic surgery trainees, residents and medical students at Ohio State. Besides thoracic surgery, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and working out.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Cancers
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pneumothorax, Artificial
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Robotics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracic Diseases
  • Lung Cancers
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Diseases

Locations where I practice

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Education and training

Medical Degree

M.D.
St. John's Medical College
12/31/2005

Residency

General Surgery
Yale New Haven Hospital
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2010

More about my work

My background

Fellowship

Thoracic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
1/26/2015

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
6/10/2016

My Department

Surgery

My Division

Thoracic Surgery

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/28/2017, Dr. D'Souza has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.