Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D.

  1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  2. General Surgeon



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon and vice chair of the Department of Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat lung cancer, esophageal cancer, as well as other conditions such as achalasia, myasthenia gravis and thymic tumors. Dr. Cassivi's research looks into surgical quality and outcomes as well as tissue and organ regeneration.

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2002
    Resident - Cardiothoracic SurgeryBarnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  2. 2000
    Resident - General SurgeryUniversity of Toronto
  3. 1998
    MSc - Surgical Scientist Program/Department of Surgery Clinician Investigator Program/Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Thesis: Adenoviral-Mediated Gene Therapy in Lung TransplantationInstitute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  4. 1994
    MD - Doctorate in Medicine, Magna cum laude University of Ottawa President: Medical School Class of 1994Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  5. 1990
    Undergraduate Studies - Political Science & BiologyUniversity of Ottawa
  6. 1987
    Baccalaureate StudiesLycee Charles de Foucauld


  1. 2003
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. 2000
    General SurgeryRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada