Welcoming New Faculty – John Dunning, MD, ChB, FRCS(C/Th)

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Dunning as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

John Dunning, MD, ChB, FRCS(C/Th)
Associate Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Cardiothoracic Liaison, COVID Recovery Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Dunning completed his undergraduate studies at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland and received his medical degree from the University of Manchester in England. He completed general and cardiothoracic surgery training at various hospitals in England, including Manchester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and the Leicester Teaching Hospitals, followed by cardiothoracic fellowship training at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

Before joining the Brigham, Dr. Dunning was a professor of surgery, a cardiothoracic surgeon and the director of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Harefield Hospital in England.  Previously, he was a professor of surgery and interim chief at the University of South Florida Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, as well as the endowed professor of cardiovascular research and surgical director of Heart and Lung Transplantation at Tampa General Hospital. At the Brigham, Dr. Dunning will also serve as the clinical surgical director of the Lung Transplant Program and as the cardiothoracic surgical liaison for the COVID Recovery Center.

Dr. Dunning is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). He regularly reviews articles for the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Circulation.

Dr. Dunning’s clinical and research interests include mechanisms of chronic lung allograft dysfunction, donor organ preservation and mechanisms of right ventricular dysfunction and failure.

Department of Surgery Faculty Members Among Boston’s Top Doctors 2024

54 Department of Surgery faculty members have been named “Top Doctors” by Boston magazine this year.  Congratulations to the following providers for being recognized as the best in their respective fields.


  • Ronald Bleday, MD
  • Joel Goldberg, MD
  • James Yoo, MD


  • Matthew Carty, MD
  • Yoon Chun, MD
  • Lydia Helliwell, MD
  • Dennis Orgill, MD
  • Andrea Pusic, MD, MS
  • Christian Sampson, MD (Hand Surgery)
  • Simon Talbot, MD


  • Donald Annino Jr., MD
  • Regan Bergmark, MD
  • Thomas Carroll, MD
  • Carleton Corrales, MD
  • Laura Goguen, MD
  • Stella Lee, MD
  • Alice Maxfield, MD
  • Anthony Prince, MD
  • Eleni Rettig, MD
  • Rachel Roditi, MD
  • Jennifer Shin, MD, SM
  • Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD


  • Stanley Ashley, MD
  • Thomas Clancy, MD
  • Gerard Doherty, MD
  • Laura Dominici, MD
  • Hassan Khalil, MD
  • Tari King, MD
  • Sayeed Malek, MD
  • Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, MHCM
  • Faina Nakhlis, MD
  • Matthew Nehs, MD
  • Ko Un Clara Park, MD
  • Chandrajit Raut, MD, MSc
  • Esther Rhei, MD
  • Douglas Smink, MD, MPH
  • Ali Tavakkoli, MD
  • Ashley Vernon, MD


  • Raphael Bueno, MD
  • Christopher Ducko, MD
  • Amy Hackmann, MD
  • Hassan Khalil, MD
  • Ciaran McNamee, MD
  • Steven Mentzer, MD
  • Matthew Rochefort, MD
  • Scott Swanson, MD
  • George Tolis Jr., MD
  • John Wain, MD
  • Jon Wee, MD
  • Daniel Wiener, MD


  • Michael Belkin, MD
  • Edwin Gravereaux, MD
  • Matthew Menard, MD
  • Louis Nguyen, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Charles Ozaki, MD