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Dr. Christopher Bariana is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who has a passion for treating patients with lung cancer and lung nodule screening. Prior to joining Tampa General, he served in several roles for Jefferson Health New Jersey/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, including New Jersey Division chief of thoracic surgery, medical director of esophageal and foregut surgery, medical director of robotic thoracic surgery, co-director of the lung nodule clinic and lung cancer screening along with assistant general surgery program director. Known for his compassionate nature and dedication to comprehensive care, award-winning Dr. Bariana was recognized as a New Jersey Top Doctor from 2018-2021.
Dr. Bariana’s multitude of clinical interests include minimally invasive and robotic surgery, robotic esophageal and upper gastrointestinal surgery for both benign and malignant disease, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, lung and tracheal resections, lung cancer screening and nodule programs, bronchoscopy, and research and medical education. He’s credited with numerous publications and presentations in areas of his expertise and has memberships with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Robotic Surgery and the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society.