Ruben Nava, MD

Ruben Nava, MD

Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Lung cancer, esophageal cancer

Education

  • 2000: MD, University of the Armed Forces: Graduate Military School, Mexico City, CDMX

Training

  • 2007 - 2008: Intern, general surgery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2008 - 2009: Resident, general surgery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2009 - 2011: Research fellow, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2011 - 2012: Intern, general surgery, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2012 - 2016: Resident, general surgery, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2016 - 2018: Fellow, cardiothoracic surgery, Washington University, St. Louis

Board Certification

  • 2016: American Board of Surgery - general surgery

Selected Research Publications

Assessment of Duration of Smoking Cessation Prior to Surgical Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.
  • Heiden BT, Eaton DB, Chang SH, [...] Nava RG, [...] Puri V
  • Ann Surg 2023
Association between imaging surveillance frequency and outcomes following surgical treatment of early-stage lung cancer.
  • Heiden BT, Eaton DB, Chang SH, [...] Nava RG, [...] Puri V
  • J Natl Cancer Inst 2023
A comparison of outcomes after lung transplantation between European and North American centers.
  • Yang Z, Takahashi T, Terada Y, [...] Nava RG, [...] Puri V
  • J Heart Lung Transplant 2022
Assessment of Updated Commission on Cancer Guidelines for Intraoperative Lymph Node Sampling in Early Stage NSCLC.
  • Heiden BT, Eaton DB, Chang SH, [...] Nava RG, [...] Puri V
  • J Thorac Oncol 2022
Treatment of Stage I Lung Cancer Detected by Computed Tomography Screening.
  • Gierada DS, Bai YZ, Spraker MB, Stilinovic A, Nava RG
  • JTO Clin Res Rep 2022
Clinical Features and Outcomes of Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema After Lung Transplantation.
  • Takahashi T, Terada Y, Pasque MK, [...] Nava RG, [...] Hachem RR
  • Chest 2021

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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