Dr. Tishko - Thoracic Surgeon

About Dr. Tishko, Florida Thoracic Surgeon, Pioneer of Single Incision Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Dr. Dennis Tishko, thoracic surgeon in FloridaAs one of the premier thoracic surgeons in Florida, Dr. Tishko’s expert knowledge, outstanding training and extensive experience allow him to provide excellent care. Dr. Tishko knows how critical it is to be fully trained and board certified in Thoracic Surgery in Florida. Although he is certified as both a heart surgeon and lung lung surgeon, Dr Tishko has chosen to specialize only in surgery of the lungs. This high level of dedication allows him to focus all attention on providing the most advanced and outstanding care to his patients. After mastering standard surgical operations, Dr Tishko pioneered and perfected the most minimally invasive techniques in Thoracic Surgery. Over 20 years ago, he invented Single Incision Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (SiVATS). SiVATS is an elegant alternative technique that uses a single small incision to complete surgery.

CURRENT POSITION:

Martin Health System, Stuart and Port St. Lucie, FL
Staff Surgeon, Thoracic Surgery
Director of Thoracic Oncology – Center for Lung Health Center,
Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center
Director Lung Cancer Screening Program – Martin Health System

FELLOWSHIPS:

1991-1992
Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics – Madison, Wisconsin

1990-1991
Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics – Madison, Wisconsin

1986-1987
Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, OH
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Artificial
Internal Organs and Biomaterials

RESIDENCY:

1988-1989
Chief Resident in General Surgery
Harvard/Deaconess Surgical Service
Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

1984-1988
Resident in General Surgery
Harvard/Deaconess Surgical Service
Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

INTERNSHIP:

1983-1984
Intern in General Surgery
George Washington University Hospitals, Washington, DC

EDUCATION:

1979-1983
University of Cincinnati – MD

1975-1979
Case Western Reserve University – BA, Magna Cum Laude

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES:

2014 – Present
Martin Health System
Martin Medical Center – Stuart, FL
Tradition Medical Center – Port St. Lucie, FL
Martin South Hospital – Stuart, FL

PRIOR PRACTICE / PRIVILEGES:

1992-1993
Cardiac Surgery Associates, Milwaukee, WI (defunct)

1993-2011
Ohio Heart, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Inc., Columbus, OH

2011-2014
Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, AR

CERTIFICATION – LICENSURE:

American Board of Thoracic Surgery Diplomate, Current – #5579
Florida license, Current – Unrestricted #ME117435
DEA certificate, Current – Unrestricted #BT0505353
National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate – #274918
Medicare UPIN #B74064
BWC #311629814-00

ASSOCIATIONS / SOCIETIES:

General Thoracic Surgery Club
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American Association for Advancement of Science
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, America College of Chest Physicians
American College of Cardiology
Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Florida Medical Association
International Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

1988-1989
Clinical Instructor in Surgery
Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

1984-1989
Clinical Fellow in Surgery
Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

1994-2011
Subspecialty Teaching Faculty
Mount Carmel Medical Center – Columbus, OH

2014-Current
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Florida State University

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP:

Physician Liaison – Cancer Committee
Surgical Education Committee
Cancer Services Committee
Network Cancer Committee
Cancer Survivor Club

Dr. Dennis J. Tishko, MD, FACS

954-355-4975

1625 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 525
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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