WVU Medicine’s thoracic surgeons use the latest in surgical treatments for diseases of the esophagus and lung. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained thoracic surgeons treat a variety of diseases that include achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis, lung cancer, lung failure, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Our thoracic surgical team uses the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures and robotically assisted procedures, to focus on problems that involve the airway, chest, and esophagus, including:

  • Emphysema
  • Lung Failure
  • Tracheal Stenosis

Chest Cancers

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma

Chest-related Problems

  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pericardial effusions
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumothorax
  • Rib abnormalities

Swallowing Problems


  • Hyperhidrosis

Our thoracic surgeons also use the latest in screening techniques and surgical procedures, including:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus surgery
  • Clagget’s Window
  • Epigastric hernia repair
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Heller myotomy
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic antireflux surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Pericardial Window
  • POEM (Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy)
  • Robotically assisted lung resection surgery
  • Surgical treatment of hyperhydrosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Our Providers

Mark Sullivan, MD

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery


Mark Sullivan, MD, is a thoracic surgeon with the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Sullivan completed his medical degree with honors in surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed surgical residencies at Georgetown and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Sullivan completed cardiothoracic surgery residencies at the Minnesota Heart and Lung Institute, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, and at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics in Chicago, IL. He completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA.
Dr. Sullivan is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. His primary location for clinical and surgical procedures is at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at Berkeley Medical Center. Dr. Sullivan has more than 20 years of experience in thoracic surgery and looks forward to serving patients in the Hagerstown and Martinsburg regions.

Contact Us

To make an appointment call 304-596-5171.