Bryan Burt

Thoracic surgeon, Surgical oncologist

Assistant Professor - Med Center Line, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Thoracic Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
Learn More About the Clinic Getting Here Make An Appointment

Thoracic Surgery Clinic

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
Learn More About the Clinic Getting Here Make An Appointment

Professional Education

Board Certification: Cardiothoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2013)

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2012)

Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2012) MA

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2010) MA

Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2004) MA

Medical Education: Weill Cornell Medical College (2003) NY

Honors & Awards

The Peter Bent Brigham Scholar Award, The Brigham & Women’s Hospital (2005)

Alpha Omega Alpha, Cornell Medical College (2003)

The Clarence Coryell Prize in Surgery, Cornell Medical College (2003)

The Gustav Seeligmann Prize in Obstetrics, Cornell Medical College (2003)

The Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize, Cornell Medical College (2003)

The William C. Thro Memorial Prize in Pathophysiology, Cornell Medical College (2003)

First Prize Goldman Student Merit Award, Public Health Association of New York City Student Paper Competition (2001)

Cum Laude, New York University (1998)

Prevention and management of postoperative air leaks.
Burt, B. M., & Shrager, J. B. (2014). Prevention and management of postoperative air leaks. Annals of cardiothoracic surgery, 3(2), 216-218.

Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and Individualized Adjuvant Therapy
Padda, S. K., Burt, B. M., Trakul, N., & Wakelee, H. A. (2014). Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and Individualized Adjuvant Therapy. SEMINARS IN ONCOLOGY, 41(1), 40-56.

Clinical indications and results after chest wall resection for recurrent mesothelioma
Burt, B. M., Ali, S. O., DaSilva, M. C., Yeap, B. Y., Richards, W. G., & Sugarbaker, D. J. (2013). Clinical indications and results after chest wall resection for recurrent mesothelioma. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 146(6), 1373-1380.

A Dominant Adenocarcinoma With Multifocal Ground Glass Lesions Does Not Behave as Advanced Disease
Gu, B., Burt, B. M., Merritt, R. E., Stephanie, S., Nair, V., & Shrager, J. B. (2013). A Dominant Adenocarcinoma With Multifocal Ground Glass Lesions Does Not Behave as Advanced Disease. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 96(2), 411-418.

Spontaneous diaphragm rupture associated with vaginal delivery.
Hamaji, M., Burt, B. M., Ali, S. O., & Cohen, D. M. (2013). Spontaneous diaphragm rupture associated with vaginal delivery. General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 61(8), 473-475.

Expression of Interleukin-4 Receptor Alpha in Human Pleural Mesothelioma Is Associated with Poor Survival and Promotion of Tumor Inflammation
Burt, B. M., Bader, A., Winter, D., Rodig, S. J., Bueno, R., & Sugarbaker, D. J. (2012). Expression of Interleukin-4 Receptor Alpha in Human Pleural Mesothelioma Is Associated with Poor Survival and Promotion of Tumor Inflammation. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, 18(6), 1568-1577.

Circulating and Tumor-Infiltrating Myeloid Cells Predict Survival in Human Pleural Mesothelioma
Burt, B. M., Rodig, S. J., Tilleman, T. R., ElBardissi, A. W., Bueno, R., & Sugarbaker, D. J. (2011). Circulating and Tumor-Infiltrating Myeloid Cells Predict Survival in Human Pleural Mesothelioma. CANCER, 117(22), 5234-5244.

Repeated and Aggressive Pulmonary Resections for Leiomyosarcoma Metastases Extends Survival
Burt, B. M., Ocejo, S., Mery, C. M., Dasilva, M., Bueno, R., & Jaklitsch, M. T. (2011). Repeated and Aggressive Pulmonary Resections for Leiomyosarcoma Metastases Extends Survival. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 92(4), 1202-1207.

Clinical images. Classic presentation of a type II obturator hernia.
Burt, B. M., Cevasco, M., & Smink, D. S. (2010). Clinical images. Classic presentation of a type II obturator hernia. American journal of surgery, 199(6), e75-6.

Acute Hemorrhage from Small Bowel Diverticula Harboring Strongyloidiasis and Schistosomiasis
Fairweather, M., Burt, B. M., VanderLaan, P. A., Brunker, P. Ar., Bafford, A. C., & Ashley, S. W. (2010). Acute Hemorrhage from Small Bowel Diverticula Harboring Strongyloidiasis and Schistosomiasis. AMERICAN SURGEON, 76(5), 539-541.

The Lytic Potential of Human Liver NK Cells Is Restricted by Their Limited Expression of Inhibitory Killer Ig-Like Receptors
Burt, B. M., Plitas, G., Zhao, Z., Bamboat, Z. M., Nguyen, H. M., & DeMatteo, R. P. (2009). The Lytic Potential of Human Liver NK Cells Is Restricted by Their Limited Expression of Inhibitory Killer Ig-Like Receptors. JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 183(3), 1789-1796.

Human Liver Dendritic Cells Promote T Cell Hyporesponsiveness
Bamboat, Z. M., Stableford, J. A., Plitas, G., Burt, B. M., Nguyen, H. M., & DeMatteo, R. P. (2009). Human Liver Dendritic Cells Promote T Cell Hyporesponsiveness. JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 182(4), 1901-1911.

CD11c identifies a subset of murine liver natural killer cells that responds to adenoviral hepatitis
Burt, B. M., Plitas, G., Stableford, J. A., Nguyen, H. M., Bamboat, Z. M., & DeMatteo, R. P. (2008). CD11c identifies a subset of murine liver natural killer cells that responds to adenoviral hepatitis. JOURNAL OF LEUKOCYTE BIOLOGY, 84(4), 1039-1046.

Circulating HLA-DR+ natural killer cells have potent lytic ability and weak antigen-presenting cell function
Burt, B. M., Plitas, G., Nguyen, H. M., Stableford, J. A., Bamboat, Z. M., & DeMatteo, R. P. (2008). Circulating HLA-DR+ natural killer cells have potent lytic ability and weak antigen-presenting cell function. HUMAN IMMUNOLOGY, 69(8), 469-474.

Toll-like receptor 9 inhibition reduces mortality in polymicrobial sepsis
Plitas, G., Burt, B. M., Nguyen, H. M., Bamboat, Z. M., & DeMatteo, R. P. (2008). Toll-like receptor 9 inhibition reduces mortality in polymicrobial sepsis. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, 205(6), 1277-1283.

Dendritic cells are required for effective cross-presentation in the murine liver
Plitas, G., Burt, B. M., Stableford, J. A., Nguyen, H. M., Welles, A. P., & DeMatteo, R. P. (2008). Dendritic cells are required for effective cross-presentation in the murine liver. HEPATOLOGY, 47(4), 1343-1351.

NK dendritic cells expanded in IL-15 exhibit antitumor responses in vivo
Chaudhry, U. I., Plitas, G., Burt, B. M., Kingham, T. P., Raab, J. R., & DeMatteo, R. P. (2007). NK dendritic cells expanded in IL-15 exhibit antitumor responses in vivo. JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 179(7), 4654-4660.

Meckel's hemoperitoneum: A rare case of Meckel's diverticulitis causing intraperitoneal hemorrhage
Burt, B. M., Tavakkolizadeh, A., & Ferzoco, S. J. (2006). Meckel's hemoperitoneum: A rare case of Meckel's diverticulitis causing intraperitoneal hemorrhage. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 51(9), 1546-1548.

Recent chemotherapy reduces the sensitivity of [F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the detection of colorectal metastases
Akhurst, T., Kates, T. J., Mazumdar, M., Yeung, H., Riedel, E. R., & Fong, Y. (2005). Recent chemotherapy reduces the sensitivity of [F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the detection of colorectal metastases. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 23(34), 8713-8716.

Diameter of non-small cell lung cancer correlates with long-term survival - Implications for T stage
Mery, C. M., Pappas, A. N., Burt, B. M., Bueno, R., Linden, P. A., & Jaklitsch, M. T. (2005). Diameter of non-small cell lung cancer correlates with long-term survival - Implications for T stage. CHEST, 128(5), 3255-3260.

Stump appendicitis in a patient with prior appendectomy
Burt, B. M., Javid, P. J., & Ferzoco, S. J. (2005). Stump appendicitis in a patient with prior appendectomy. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 50(11), 2163-2164.

Traumatic lumbar hernia: Report of cases and comprehensive review of the literature
Burt, B. M., Afifi, H. Y., Wantz, G. E., & Barie, P. S. (2004). Traumatic lumbar hernia: Report of cases and comprehensive review of the literature. JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE, 57(6), 1361-1370.

Up-regulation of GADD34 mediates the synergistic anticancer activity of mitomycin C and a gamma134.5 deleted oncolytic herpes virus (G207).
Bennett, J. J., Adusumilli, P., Petrowsky, H., Burt, B. M., Roberts, G., & Fong, Y. (2004). Up-regulation of GADD34 mediates the synergistic anticancer activity of mitomycin C and a gamma134.5 deleted oncolytic herpes virus (G207). FASEB journal , 18(9), 1001-1003.

Safety of vendor-prepared foods: Evaluation of 10 processing mobile food vendors in Manhattan
Burt, B. M., Volel, C., & Finkel, M. (2003). Safety of vendor-prepared foods: Evaluation of 10 processing mobile food vendors in Manhattan. PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTS, 118(5), 470-476.

Regional spread of nonneurogenic tumors to the skull base via the facial nerve
Selesnick, S. H., & Burt, B. M. (2003). Regional spread of nonneurogenic tumors to the skull base via the facial nerve. OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY, 24(2), 326-333.

Comparison of safety, delivery, and efficacy of two oncolytic herpes viruses (G207 and NV1020) for peritoneal cancer
Bennett, J. J., Delman, K. A., Burt, B. M., Mariotti, A., Malhotra, S., & Fong, Y. M. (2002). Comparison of safety, delivery, and efficacy of two oncolytic herpes viruses (G207 and NV1020) for peritoneal cancer. CANCER GENE THERAPY, 9(11), 935-945.

An audit of results of a no-drainage practice policy after hepatectomy
Burt, B. M., BROWN, K., Jarnagin, W., DeMatteo, R., Blumgart, L. H., & Fong, Y. (2002). An audit of results of a no-drainage practice policy after hepatectomy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 184(5), 441-445.

Functional interaction between fluorodeoxyuridine-induced cellular alterations and replication of a ribonucleotide reductase-negative herpes simplex virus
Petrowsky, H., Roberts, G. D., Kooby, D. A., Burt, B. M., Bennett, J. J., & Fong, Y. M. (2001). Functional interaction between fluorodeoxyuridine-induced cellular alterations and replication of a ribonucleotide reductase-negative herpes simplex virus. JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY, 75(15), 7050-7058.

Using positron emission tomography with [F-18]FDG to predict tumor behavior in experimental colorectal cancer
Burt, B. M., Humm, J. L., Kooby, D. A., Squire, O. D., Mastorides, S., & Fong, Y. M. (2001). Using positron emission tomography with [F-18]FDG to predict tumor behavior in experimental colorectal cancer. NEOPLASIA, 3(3), 189-195.

Effects of preexisting immunity on the response to herpes simplex-based oncolytic viral therapy
Delman, K. A., Bennett, J. J., Zager, J. S., Burt, B. M., McAuliffe, P. F., & Fong, Y. (2000). Effects of preexisting immunity on the response to herpes simplex-based oncolytic viral therapy. HUMAN GENE THERAPY, 11(18), 2465-2472.