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.