thorasic surgeonsThe Division of Thoracic Surgery – staffed by director Robert Merritt, MD; Desmond D’Souza, MD; and Peter Kneuertz, MD – has earned a distinguished 3-star rating for all composites from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Specifically, the three surgical areas rated by the STS are lobectomy for lung cancer, lung cancer resection and esophagectomy. The 3-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Ohio State among the elite for general thoracic surgery in the United States and Canada. This remarkable achievement reflects the team’s commitment to quality improvement and excellent patient care.