Prof. Jean-Marc Baste, MD, PhD

Prof. Jean-Marc Baste, MD, PhD


Pr Jean-Marc Baste has been a consultant in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rouen University Hospital, Normandy, France, since 2008.

He is a specialist in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and has been involved in international trainings (VATS and RATS) since 2011.

He is also active in the development of team simulation in thoracic surgery and improvement of surgical safety in the modern environment of minimally invasive surgery.

He is a member of the French Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Society (FTCVS) and the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS).

For 3 years, his team has developed a breakthrough in RATS using combined multimodal images : 

  • 3D planning
  • pleural dye tanning
  • virtual reality
  • Fluorescence

This combination of images allows a new concept of precision navigation for lung resection which we call : Thoraco-Navigation (ThoracoNavigation is an assisted surgery technique. NeuroNavigation is a guided surgery technique).

This ThoracoNavigation system will open a new Era of Thoracic surgery for early stage cancer treatment.

Rouen, France
Thoracic General Surgeon, MD, PhD, CHU Rouen, France
French / English
1 Course available
7 Reviews

Upcoming events

New Technologies & NoTech Processes for Safety and Performance - Special Focus on Robotic Segmentectomies and image-assisted surgery
Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Jun 30 to Jul 1, 2022


Global Review
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Knowledge aquired
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Jun 15, 2017
Dr. K.R. B. It would be even better if all the doctors in the operation theatre simulation would speak in english. the program was excellent.Have already adopted Dr Baste s technique for robotic lobectomy at our institute for our last 2 lobectomies.
Nov 24, 2017
Alessia S.
Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Souheil B.
Jun 14, 2021
Lex M. We were very happy with the possibility to attend this training. Prof Baste was very open and shared lots of experiences, both technical as non-technical. We were impressed with the delicacy of tissue handling and the speed of both live cases which we were able to see. This course has further convinced me that RATS is the way to go.
Jun 14, 2021
Laura R. Great course, well organized and interesting lectures.
Jun 14, 2021
Julien P.



Work Experience

Thoracic General Surgeon
Since 2011
CHU Hôpitaux de Rouen
Clinical immersion organisation in VATS and RATS General Thoracic Surgery
2014 to 2016
Charles Nicolle University Hospital, Rouen, France
Proctorship program organisation in VATS and RATS Partnership with Medtronic General Thoracic Surgery
2011 to 2016
Charles Nicolle University Hospital, Rouen, France


University Degree in Lung Transplantation
2016 to 2017
University of Paris
Inter-university Diploma in Medical Education
Rouen University
PhD in Lung Transplantation
Rouen University Hospital


Physiologic assessment before video thoracoscopic resection for lung cancer in patients with abnormal pulmonary function.
Journal of thoracic disease Read it here Constant positive airway pressure easily connected to an EZ blocker channel.
Journal of clinical anesthesia Read it here When and how should we manage thoracic aortic injuries in the modern era?
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery Read it here

Professional Associations

Cardiothoracic Surgery Network Member European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Member and French Regent French Robotic Group of SFCTCV Secretary


Associate member French National Academy
2016 to 2017