Associate Professor

Jonathan Yeung

Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Jonathan Yeung is Associate Professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto.  He obtained his MD from the University of Toronto in 2005 and studied gene therapy and ex vivo lung perfusion as part of his PhD in the lab of Dr. Shaf Keshavjee.  Following residency in General and Thoracic Surgery in Toronto, he pursued fellowship training in Lung Transplantation in Toronto and Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  His clinical practice covers general thoracic surgery and lung transplantation with an additional focus on foregut surgery.  He is an Affiliate Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and his lab focuses on improving the personalized care of his patients using molecular approaches.  Projects currently include the development of organoid technology to help predict responses to chemotherapy for patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma and the development of blood tests to anticipate transplanted organ dysfunction before clinically apparent injury.