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Meet the Physician

David Bimston, MD

Mark Block, MD, FACS, FCCP
Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Memorial Healthcare System

Dr. Block has practiced general thoracic surgery since completing his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in 1997. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago. He also received fellowship training in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.

Before coming to Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Block practiced general thoracic surgery as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and then at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was also the director of the Thoracic Oncology Working Group.

Dr. Block holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Society and the General Thoracic Surgery Club. He has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited contributor to several authoritative textbooks on thoracic surgery.

Dr. Block is also an affiliate professor of medicine at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University and is involved in resident medical student education.