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Jacques Fontaine, M.D.

Jacques Fontaine, M.D.
Dr. Jacques Fontaine, M.D. has been a thoracic surgeon for over 14 years.  He is a Senior Member of the Thoracic Oncology Department at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL as well as a Professor at the University of South Florida.

As the Director of the Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center at Moffitt Cancer Center, he and his team of oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and nurses work to personalize mesothelioma treatments to each patient with specialized care.  Dr. Fontaine began his mesothelioma training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston where he established his skills under renowned thoracic surgeon Dr. David Sugarbaker.

Through the years, he has developed an international reputation as an expert in robotic surgery for lung and esophageal cancer. He is the Director of Moffitt’s Thoracic Surgery Robotic Fellowship Program and has proctored dozens of thoracic surgeons across the country.

Dr. Fontaine is a frequent contributor to Asbestos.com. He also has numerous publications in scientific journals, including reports in the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic Disease and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. To learn more about Dr. Fontaine, you can find him at Florida Chest Surgery.

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