June 1, 2016

John C. Wain, MD, Renowned Thoracic Surgeon, Joins St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Expansion of Thoracic Program will Broaden Patient Care

BRIGHTON – June 1, 2016 – Renowned thoracic surgeon John C. Wain, MD, has joined St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as the Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Wain joins St. Elizabeth’s, a member of Steward Health Care, from a long career at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“The addition of Dr. Wain to St. Elizabeth’s Department of Surgery will not only broaden the scope of treatments available to our patients but significantly complement the work being done by the Pulmonary Division and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center,” said Beth Hughes, president of St. Elizabeth’s.

Dr. Wain is a world-renowned thoracic surgeon who has been on the faculty of MGH and the faculty of Harvard Medical School for more than 20 years. He was the surgical founder of lung transplantation at MGH where he was the first surgeon in New England to perform living related lung transplantation. Dr. Wain is well versed in video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) having begun MGH’s program in VATS. He is also a world renowned airway surgeon having practiced alongside Dr. Hermes Grillo (regarded as the pioneer in this field) for years and was even the first surgeon on the east coast to use aortic homografts for the treatment of tracheal stenosis.

Dr. Wain has broad clinical interests and expertise in thoracic and lung cancer, esophageal cancer, hiatal hernia, airway tumors and stenosis. His expertise will be instrumental in not only establishing a multidisciplinary, thoracic tumor clinic at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center  but in expanding the scope of benign thoracic disease treated within the Steward Health Care system.

Dr. Wain is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He completed his general surgery residency and thoracic surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he graduated in an accelerated program.

Dr. Wain holds clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays at Steward Medical Group Surgical Specialties, 11 Nevins St., Suite 201. The clinic may be reached at 617-789-2442.

About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiology, neurosciences, general and robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at