CHI Memorial and Rob Headrick, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, announce the opening of the Chest and Lung Cancer Center at the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute.
“Lung cancer affects so many in our community. Dr. Headrick’s focus on early detection and identifying those at risk will help improve the survival rate for those diagnosed with lung cancer and have a positive effect on the entire Chattanooga region,” says Helen Kuroki, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, CHI Memorial. Dr. Headrick and the Chest and Lung Cancer Center work in close coordination with the Buz Standefer Lung Center to "ensure a seamless experience for those diagnosed with lung cancer."
Dr. Headrick serves as chief of thoracic surgery, and medical dyad leader of oncology services at CHI Memorial. Beginning in 2018, he will serve a three year term on The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Workforce on Health Policy, Reform and Advocacy.
Dr. Headrick completed his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University. He went on to medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Headrick returned to his hometown of Chattanooga for his general surgery residency at the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit. He then completed a fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Mn. Dr. Headrick is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. In 2014, he completed a master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The Chest and Lung Cancer Center is located at 2108 E. Third St., Suite 300, in Chattanooga. For more information, call 423-495-LUNG (5864).