Our board-certified physicians cover a wide range of thoracic conditions and procedures and personalize and deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. Your physician will discuss your treatment options with you to ensure that you are comfortable with treatment plan decisions and that you know what to expect.
Along with our board-certified physicians, the multidisciplinary Thoracic Surgery team includes Physician Assistants (PA) and a Nurse Navigator.
PAs are medical professionals with advanced medical training, usually a masters degree, who practice medicine as part of a health care team. NorthShore’s thoracic surgery PAs have additional on the job training from working closely with our thoracic surgeons in the operating room, hospital and clinic. You will likely see a PA at your office visit with your surgeon, on the day of your surgery and daily during your stay in the hospital.
Alison Glinski, MS
Leslie Mei, PA-C
The surgical nurse guides patients from the initial consultation with our thoracic surgeons until the day of surgery, and throughout the post-operative recovery period. The surgical nurse assists patients with completing pre-operative requirements, helps answer questions about surgery, and educates patients about post-op expectations.
The nurse navigator provides a direct point of contact for patients who have questions about their diagnosis and treatment, helps patients deal with a myriad of issues throughout their care and refer them to a variety of resources to help them with their individual needs.