"Mount Sinai Thoracic Surgeon Receives Award"
Raja Flores, MD, professor and system chair of thoracic surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, received New York University’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award, which recognizes his accomplishments and services to the institution as both a student and alumnus. He is recognized for his work in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases. Dr. Flores established video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomyas, the standard in surgical treatment of lung cancer. “I was very humbled to receive this award because I’m the one who feels like I owe so much to NYU for giving me the opportunity to live out my dreams,” said Dr. Flores. “I am honored to receive this award and grateful for the opportunities I received. The scholarship helped me achieve my dreams, and I’m happy to give back.”
— Raja M. Flores, MD, Steven and Ann Ames Professor, Thoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, Thoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System