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Robert J. Mckenna, M.D.

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Robert McKenna, M.D., is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who pioneered minimally invasive lung cancer surgery. He has taught many thoracic surgeons around the world how to perform this surgery. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. McKenna is well-respected in the medical community for his clinical and research contributions. Prior to joining Providence Medical Institute, Dr. McKenna served as clinical chief of general thoracic surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. McKenna has been included on the America’s Top Doctors for Cancer list for thoracic surgery for 10 consecutive years. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and has authored two books and 48 book chapters on topics related to his specialty. Dr. McKenna has presented his research findings to both national and international audiences. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
USC Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
University Of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal Disorder
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Cardiothoracic Outpatient Clinic
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8607
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center