Division of Oncology

Jeffrey Kern, MD

Jeffrey A. Kern, MD
Division Chief

What do we do? The Oncology Division is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up and surveillance of individuals with known or suspected lung or thoracic cancers. We are pleased to participate in your evaluation at any point; evaluation of an abnormal x-ray, state-of-the art therapy if a cancer diagnosis has been made, or providing a second opinion regarding a diagnosis or recommendation.

Why National Jewish Health? We achieve optimal care through a multidisciplinary team combining lung specialists, medical oncology experts, pathologists specifically trained in cancers of the lung, expert radiologist capable of interpreting all types of radiologic images, radiation oncologists to deliver needed radiation therapy, surgeons that focus exclusively on lung surgery, and dedicated nurses to guide you through the process from diagnosis to therapy to ongoing evaluation. This expert group, through frequent meetings to review patient progress, ensures that state-of-the art care is provided to everyone.


Lung cancer research is performed to obtain a better understanding of tumor formation, discover new therapies, as well as test new drugs and therapies for lung cancer patients.  Learn about:

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