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Thoracic Surgeon Joins OU Medicine

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J. Matthew Reinersman, M.D., has established his surgical practice with OU Physicians and the Stephenson Cancer Center. He has also been named director of the Lung Cancer Screening Clinic at the Cancer Center and has been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 

Reinersman is trained in minimally invasive approaches to thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology. His practice will focus on robotic thoracic surgery. 

Reinersman is board certified in surgery and board eligible in thoracic surgery. He comes to OU Medicine from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, where he completed his residency in thoracic surgery. He completed an internship and general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., and additional thoracic surgery training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. He earned his medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield.

Reinersman is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons.

OU Medicine combines the research, education and health care expertise of OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital, OU Physicians and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine to establish Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive health care system. With more than 660 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group,  encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians. 

The Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma is part of OU Medicine. As Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic cancer center, the Stephenson Cancer Center is a nationally noted leader in research and patient care. The Stephenson Cancer Center annually ranks among the top three cancer centers in the nation for patients participating in National Cancer Institute-sponsored treatment trials, and it is one of 30 designated lead centers nationally in the Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, the Stephenson Cancer Center is decreasing the burden of cancer in Oklahoma by supporting innovative laboratory, clinical and populations-based research. The Stephenson Cancer Center has 200 research members who are conducting more than 135 cancer research projects at institutions across Oklahoma. This research is supported by $38.5 million in annual funding from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and other sponsors.

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