Robert VanHaren, MD,MSPH

Associate Professor of Clinical

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Robert VanHaren, MD,MSPH

Dr. Van Haren specializes in thoracic surgery, with an emphasis on benign and malignant diseases of the lung, esophagus, and airway.

He completed his surgical training at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, followed by thoracic surgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This training was focused on minimally invasive techniques such as robotic surgery and comprehensive multidisciplinary care for complex cancers.

While in training, he completed a clinical research fellowship and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Miami. His current clinical and research efforts focus on improving outcomes after surgery for lung and esophageal diseases.




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Bachelor's Degree

University of Michigan

Medical Degree

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Master of Science in Public Health

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

General Surgery Residency

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)



Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery