Ross M. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., is surgical director of the Center for Thoracic Disease and chief of thoracic surgery at the Heart & Lung Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Bremner completed his medical school training in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Harwood Nash Memorial medal for surgery. He then completed his general surgery training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, during which time he also completed his PhD. Dr. Bremner then went on to complete his cardiothoracic training at USC after which he joined the faculty as assistant professor of card othoracic surgery and director of the Hastings Thoracic Oncology Laboratory. Dr. Bremner cares for patients in the Center for Thoracic Disease and is developing the Center for Thoracic Transplantation. His main clinical interests are minimally-invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, and lung transplantation. He has an active interest in thoracic oncology research and directs a research laboratory located at the TGen facility in Phoenix. Dr. Bremner is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.