Ian A. Makey, M.D.

  1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  2. General Surgeon

Specialty Groups


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Ian A. Makey, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon with a specialty interest in general thoracic surgery.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Making lung cancer surgery as effective and pain-free as possible
  • Preserving the lungs with techniques such as sublobar or sleeve resections in appropriate situations
  • Treating end-stage lung disease with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) or lung transplantation
  • Improving symptoms of myasthenia gravis with robotic thymectomy
  • Using minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant esophageal diseases
  • Inventing medical devices such as "smart" chest tubes to treat pleural space problems
  • Robotic lobectomy — https://youtu.be/1GaiXiPxGRQ
  • Sleeve resection and lung preservation techniques for lung cancer — https://youtu.be/6ToSLd25-q0
  • Tracheobronchoplasty — https://youtu.be/QGG8V2GGftk
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)
  • Lung transplantation
  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and hiatal hernia repair
  • VATS decortication for empyema — https://youtu.be/ftqV8jWZyYo
  • Robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma — https://youtu.be/oYtJPGfQhko
  1. 2013
    Fellowship - CardiothoracicHarvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  2. 2011
    Residency - General SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  3. 2007
    Internship - SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical Center
  4. 2006
    MDTulane University
  5. 2000
    BS - PhysicsMillsaps College


  1. 2014
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. 2012
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    2nd Place Poster PresentationAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  2. 2011
    ABSITE AwardDepartment of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  3. 2008
    ABSITE AwardDepartment of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  4. 2006
    Sam McCool Excellence in Surgery AwardTulane University School of Medicine
  5. 2006
    History of Medicine Society Tulane University School of Medicine
  6. 2000
    Graduated Cum LaudeMillsaps College

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Active MemberECMO Team, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberSouthwestern Oncology Group
  3. 2016 - present
    MemberSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association
  4. 2015 - 2016
    ChiefSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Team, United States Air Force
  5. 2004 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons