Specialty Lung Cancer Clinic

The Specialty Lung Cancer Clinic is a collaboration between Houston Methodist Lung Center and Houston Methodist Cancer Center that offers expert and expedited evaluation and management to individuals diagnosed with lung cancer.

The clinic exemplifies Houston Methodist’s commitment to leading medicine by providing expert opinions that focus on the individual patient, and by developing personalized management plans that include the latest technology to improve patient outcomes.

Our clinic offers consultation with medical, surgical and radiation oncologists for patients with lung cancer. We review all data at a weekly thoracic tumor board, where we develop an individualized, comprehensive management plan for each patient, with input from other medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, as well as expert pathologists, pulmonologists and radiologists. 

Why Houston Methodist? 
We created this program to provide personalized care for patients with lung cancer. Instead of patients seeing multiple providers on multiple days, our program allows the patient to see multiple providers in one day. This allows them to get started on treatment immediately. 

The Specialty Lung Cancer Clinic offers many specialized services for lung cancer patients:

  • For patients needing surgery for lung cancer, we use the latest technology, Da Vinci Xi robot, to perform minimally invasive operations so that patients recover faster.
  • For patients undergoing radiation therapy, we employ advanced treatment planning, including image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), to deliver concentrated, highly focused radiation treatment with less damage to surrounding healthy tissue. SBRT treatment is delivered in just one to five treatment days.
  • In addition to standard chemotherapy, we offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials focused on determining if immunotherapy and targeted therapy can provide long-term survival in cancer patients.
  • Patients receive rapid appointment scheduling — patients are contacted within 24 hours after requesting an appointment or receiving a referral.

Our Team
Thoracic Surgeons:  
Edward Chan, MD
Puja Gaur, MD
Min Kim, MD

Medical Oncologists:  
Eric Bernicker, MD
Kirk Heyne, MD
Daniel Lehane, MD
Monisha Singh, MD

Radiation Oncologists: 
Brian Butler, MD
Andrew Farach, MD
Bin Teh, MD

To request an appointment or refer a patient, call 713.441.7779 or click here.
Call 713.441.7779

U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital No. 17 among 1,665 hospitals in the nation for pulmonology and has recognized Houston Methodist Hospital as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals. Learn more.

Specialty Lung Cancer Clinic
Houston Methodist Hospital
6445 Main St.
Houston, TX 77030