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Avedis Meneshian, M.D.

Surgical Director, Multi-Disciplinary Lung Cancer Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Surgical Director, Multi-Disciplinary Lung Cancer Program
  • Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes


  • Surgery


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-933-1233

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-3891


Esophageal Cancer, General Surgery, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Program development and training paradigms for minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery; Exploring the possible link between human papillomaviris (HPV) and a subset of lung cancers


Dr. Meneshian is a general thoracic surgeons specializing in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, with an emphasis on minimally-invasive and robotic surgical techniques. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +
    • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland) (1998)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Pearl JM, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Meneshian A, Martin SM, Curzan M, and PA Chang. Fluosol cardioplegia results in complete functional recovery: A comparison with blood cardioplegia. Ann Thor Surg 1992; 54(6):1144-50.

    Pearl JM, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Meneshian A, Sun B, Gates RN, and PA Chang. Normocalcemic blood or crystalloid cardioplegia provides better neonatal myocardial protection than does low-calcium cardioplegia. J Thor and Cardiovasc Surg 1993; 105(2):201-6.

    Shiraishi Y, Lee JR, Laks H, Waters PF, Meneshian A, Blitz A, Johnson K, Lam L, and PA Chang. L-arginine administration during reperfusion improves pulmonary function. Ann Thor Surg 1996; 62(6):1580-87.

    Shiraishi Y, Lee JR, Laks H, Waters PF, Meneshian A, Marelli D, Blitz A, and PA Chang. Use of leukocyte depletion to decrease injury after lung preservation and rewarming ischemia: an experimental model. J Heart Lung Transplant 1998;17:250-8.

    Owaki T, Meneshian A, Maemura K, Takao S, Wang D, Fuh K, Bulkley G, and A Klein. Endothelial cells potentiate phagocytic killing by macrophages via platelet-activating factor release. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2000 Jan; 278(1):H269-76.

    Fuh KC, Meneshian A, Patel CB, Takiar V, and GB Bulkley. Signal transduction by reactive oxygen species: Alternative paradigms for signaling specificity. Surgery 2002;131:601-12.

    Meneshian A, and GB Bulkley. The physiology of endothelial xanthine oxidase: From urate catabolism to reperfusion injury to inflammatory signal transduction. Microcirculation 2002;9:161-75.

    Takano M, Meneshian A, Sheikh E, Yamakawa Y, Wilkins KB, Hopkins EA, and GB Bulkley. Rapid upregulation of endothelial P-selectin expression via reactive oxygen species generation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2002;283(5):H2054-61.

    Pai SI, Lin YY, Macaes B, Meneshian A, Hung CF and TC Wu. Prospect of RNA interference therapy for cancer. Gene Ther 2006:13 (6):464-77.

    Meneshian A, Brooke B, Cornwell 3rd EE, and ER Haut. Retroperitoneal gunshot wound hernia: an unusual cause of early post-operative small bowel obstruction after laparotomy for trauma. J Trauma 2008; 64(1):213-14.
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