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Kemp Howard Kernstine, Sr., MD

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Credentialed by Children's Health


Primary Location
2201 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas  75390
Tel:  214-645-4673
Board Certification American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Languages Spoken: English
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Biography

Biography

Kemp Kernstine, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He is credited with performing several of the first robotic chest procedures and techniques.

Dr. Kernstine completed his undergraduate and medical studies at Duke University. His internship and general surgery residency training were at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he also completed his doctorate. He pursued further training in heart and lung surgery at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, as a general thoracic track resident.

Board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Kernstine has numerous professional affiliations that include the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncologists, the Western Thoracic Society and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He has served in numerous leadership roles in many of these societies.

Dr. Kernstine has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly every year since 2008 and one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer since 2005. He made Pasadena Magazine’s Top Docs list in 2007-2010 and D Magazine's Top Doctors list since 2012.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine (1982)

Residency

Brigham & Women's Hospital (1994), Cardiothoracic Surgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital (1993), Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (1990), General Surgery
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (1985), General Surgery

Fellowship

V A Medical Center - West Roxbury (1995), Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (1988), Research

Graduate School

Univ of MN at Minneapolis School of Medicine (1996)
Departments & Programs

Departments & Programs

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgical Approaches
  • Molecular Early Diagnosis, Staging and Evaluation of Thoracic Malignancies
  • Sarcoma

Selected Publications

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Castle Connolly Americas Top Doctors  - 2008 - 2012 (2012)
  • Castle Connolly Americas Top Doctors for Cancer - 2005 - 2012 (2012)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Thoracic Alumnus of the Year (2003)
  • Willem J. Kolff Young Investigators Award - American Society for Artificially Implantable Organs (1988)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow - Duke University (1980)

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

Primary Location
2201 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas  75390
Tel:  214-645-4673