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Prof. Elie Fadel, MD, PHD


Dr. Elie Fadel obtained his Medical Degree and completed his surgical residency at the University Necker Enfants Malades in Paris, France. In 1995, he began his Clinical and Research Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at the Paris-Sud University and Marie Lannelongue Hospital (Pr Philippe Dartevelle) up to 1999. He obtained his Masters of Science and PhD Degree in 2000 in the Laboratory of Surgical Research at Marie Lannelongue Hospital and Paris Sud University. In 2005, he complemented his training by obtaining a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation at the Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada. In 2000, he joined the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Heart-Lung Transplantation at Marie Lannelongue Hospital as a staff surgeon and Assistant Professor at the Paris-Sud University. In 2007, he was appointed Professor of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery based on his research and clinical work at Paris-Sud University.

Dr. Fadel’s surgical expertise focuses on surgery for localy extended (T4) lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, tumors involving vessels or spine (sarcoma, germ cell tumors), aortic surgery and surgery for pulmonary hypertension such as lung and heart-lung transplantation as well as pulmonary endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Since November 2013, Dr Fadel is the Head of the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Heart-Lung Transplantation at Marie Lannelongue Hospital. He also leads the Laboratory Of Surgical Research, INSERM U999 mainly involved in basic science research on pulmonary vascular disease and right heart failure.

Source : EACTS

Le Plessis-Robinson, France
Thoracic Surgery
French  /  English


Work Experience

Professor of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Since 2007
Paris-Sud University XI, Paris, France
Surgeon & Director Thoracic & Vascular Unit
Since 1999
Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Le Plessis Robinson, France,


Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation
2005 to 2006
Toronto General Hospital, Canada
PHD, Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology
Paris-Sud University XI, Paris, France
Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris University, France


Acute decompensated pulmonary hypertension.
European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society Read it here Symptomatic Carotid-Bulb Atypical Fibromuscular Dysplasia.
Annals of vascular surgery Read it here Radiotherapy for Tracheal-Bronchial Cystic Adenoid Carcinomas.
Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain)) Read it here

Professional Associations

French Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Member International Society of Heart-Lung Transplantation Member European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery Member