Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD, FACS, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Care New England
Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD, FACS, serves as chief of Thoracic Surgery for Care New England. He is board certified in thoracic surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery. Dr. DaSilva has special interests in lung cancer, lung cancer screening programs, and is a leader in the introduction of lung cancer genetic testing (RNA expression profile with myPlan™) in the clinical arena. He is recognized internationally for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma with heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC). Dr. DaSilva’s surgical experience involves treatment of lung cancer, lung nodules, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal disease, achalasia, diverticulum, repair of giant paraesophageal hernia, surgery for reflux (GERD), and thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (a condition with increase sweating of hands and palms). Special interests also include rib plating for acute, as well as chronic, rib fractures and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures for pleural effusions and pleural disease.
Dr. DaSilva is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an associate surgeon of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the International Association Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, Society of Thoracic Surgery, International Society of Surgery, fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery, and of the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery. He belongs to the Rhode Island Medical Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Illinois Thoracic Surgery Society.
Abby White, DO
Abby White, DO, is a thoracic surgeon who received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. White received her thoracic surgical training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where she completed a thoracic surgery fellowship. Dr. White’s areas of interest include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal disease, anti-reflux surgery and minimally invasive and video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Dr. White is an instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Kimberly Lamendola, PA-C
Kimberly Lamendola, PA-C, is a surgical physician assistant for Care New England. She received her undergraduate degree at Boston College and her masters in health science at George Washington University (GWU). She completed several surgical clinical rotations at GWU and completed an Advanced Surgical Preparedness Program as well. After a clinical rotation in thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women's and graduation from PA school in 2009, she joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women's as a certified physician assistant. After six years with the Division, she took a position with Care New England starting in September 2015. She has extensive experience in caring for thoracic surgery patients, and their complex needs, from an inpatient and outpatient perspective, as well as in the operating room. As a native Rhode Islander she is happy to be back at home caring for and serving the patients in her community.