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Eric S.  Lambright

Eric S. Lambright, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant
Chief of Thoracic Surgery, VA Hospital, Nashville, TN
Thoracic Surgeon

  • Appointments
    615-322-0064
    Physicians: 1-877-936-8422
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  • Other Telephone Numbers
    Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    615-327-4751

    Office
    615-322-0248
  • Faxes
    Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fax
    615-873-7901
    Office Fax
    615-873-7901
    Clinic Fax
    615-343-5993
  • Addresses
    Clinic
    The Vanderbilt Clinic
    1301 Medical Center Dr., Suite 1710
    Nashville, TN 37232-5734

    Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    1310 24th Ave. South
    Nashville , TN 37212-2637
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    Office
    Vanderbit Medical Center
    609 Oxford House, 1313 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37232-4682
Profile

Dr. Lambright's clinical practice encompasses all aspects of general thoracic surgery. He has special interests in pulmonary malignancies, lung transplantation, lung failure surgery, as well as minimally invasive techniques such as thoracoscopic (VATS) procedures and transcervical approach for thymectomy. He has had a considerable experience with complex pulmonary resections including bronchoplastic and chest wall procedures.
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Dr. Lambright's clinical practice encompasses all aspects of general thoracic surgery. He has special interests in pulmonary malignancies, lung transplantation, lung failure surgery, as well as minimally invasive techniques such as thoracoscopic (VATS) procedures and transcervical approach for thymectomy. He has had a considerable experience with complex pulmonary resections including bronchoplastic and chest wall procedures. His research interests have focused on novel therapies for chest malignancies.

Dr. Lambright was born in Adidome, Ghana, Africa were his parents were serving in a missionary hospital. He grew up in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He obtained his medical degree, with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Lambright completed his residencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During his residency, he served for two years as a research fellow in The Thoracic Oncology Laboratory investigating cancer gene therapies for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. He has been recognized for his teaching of medical students.

Dr. Lambright joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 2004. He serves as the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Nashville VA Hospital and was named Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation in January, 2007.

Education
  • B.S., Ursinus College, Magna Cum Laude, 1991
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1995
  • Internship and Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Thoracic Oncology Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Cardiothoracic Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004