Leslie J Kohman, MD, FACS, 315 464-6303

Leslie J Kohman, MD, FACS
Appointed 07/01/83
C1070C Upstate Cancer Center
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-6303

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Surgery

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Cancer Research Institute
  • Surgery


Web Resources

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1985, Thoracic Surgery
  • Residency: Robert Packer Hospital, 1981
  • MD: Pennsylvania State University, 1976

Clinical Interests

  • General thoracic surgery, Multidisciplinary evaluation of lung cancer patients, Thymoma/thymectomy for myasthinia gravis, Clinical trials in thoracic malignancy.

Research Interests

  • All aspects of thoracic oncology and lung cancer. Clinical trials in solid organ cancers.

Clinical Trials

  • CALGB 140503: A Phase III Randomized Trial of Lobectomy versus Sublobar Resection of Small (<= 2 cm) Peripheral Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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Specialties & Certification

  • Thoracic Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Caused by Injury
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) not Related to Injury
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma


  • Adults


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymectomy


  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American Surgical Association (ASA)
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
  • Medical Society of The State of New York
  • Onondaga County Medical Society

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • VA Medical Center

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

2/26/15 Cancer Center medical director reflects on decades of advances in cancer prevention, treatments

5/28/14 Welcome to the new Upstate Cancer Center

4/3/14 The dangers of e-cigarettes

11/14/13 Update on the lung cancer screening program at Upstate

1/27/13 Upstate's Lung Cancer Screening Program embraces new ACS lung cancer screening recommendations

10/05/12 Update on new Upstate Cancer Center

9/16/12 New lung cancer screening program at Upstate

Web Resources


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