The Lung Cancer Screening Program

Early lung-cancer screening can save lives. Jefferson Health’s Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program provides people who are at risk for developing lung cancer, such as current and former smokers, with personalized testing and sophisticated care based on the latest research findings.

At Jefferson Health we use low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanning to identify possible signs of lung cancer. CT scans merge X-ray views from different angles, producing a two-dimensional, cross-sectional image of your lungs. This approach is significantly more effective than conventional x-rays in finding signs of cancer early, when it is easiest to treat.

Jefferson Health’s lung cancer screening team includes board-certified specialists from such fields as radiology, medical oncology, pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, and radiation oncology. As a Jefferson patient, you will benefit from the combined expertise of our highly qualified team members.

Because of our expertise and results, Jefferson Health has been named a Lung Screening Center of Excellence by the national Lung Cancer Alliance.

Jefferson Health is committed to offering our patients comprehensive, downtown-quality cancer screening and treatment choices in a convenient, comfortable, and reassuring neighborhood-hospital setting.

Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS
Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Walter J. Scott is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Abington – Jefferson Health and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Scott W. Cowan, MD, FACS
Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Cowan is a board-certified thoracic surgeon, the Vice Chair for Quality at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital, as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD, FACS, FCCP
Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Nathaniel Evans III is Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, as well as Director of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program at Thomas Jefferson University and Methodist Hospitals.

Boyd Hehn, MD
Board-Certified Pulmonolgist

Dr. Boyd Hehn is a board-certified pulmonologist, Clinical Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and Director of Bronchoscopy Services.

Teresa E. Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, CCRN, MTTS
Thoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Teresa is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a certified master tobacco treatment specialist trained in caring for patients requiring thoracic surgery, lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment.

Elizabeth Thornton, BSN, RN-BC, MTTS
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator

As the thoracic oncology nurse navigator and a certified tobacco treatment specialist, Beth provides individualized assistance and education for a customized plan of care, encompassing lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment specialties.