Lung Cancer Team

Lung cancer can be fast-growing and fast-spreading, which is why the order of your care matters. New immune therapies and new surgical methods may offer you better results. To give you the best chance for the highest quality of life, our team considers the most advanced drugs, surgeries and radiation treatments available and creates a plan that would work best for you.


Meet the Lung Cancer Team

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Atul Kumar, MD, PhD, Team Leader

Medical Oncologists

Work with the entire team to manage clinical trials. They use chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy to treat lung cancer.


new cases of lung cancers are estimated for New Mexico in 2019.

Source: American Cancer Society

Surgical Oncologists

Thoracic surgical oncologists are specially trained to remove cancer tumors from the delicate tissues of the lungs. Our surgical team can perform minimally invasive surgeries and complex surgeries that include removing tumors from the chest wall and reconstructing airways.


Radiation Oncologists

Use targeted radiation to kill cancer cells. They use many different methods to get radiation to cancer cells while reducing radiation to normal cells. These methods include stereotactic body radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery and intensity modulated radiation therapy.


To make an appointment,
call us at 505-272-4946.