Physician’s Profile

Bryan P. Stanifer, MD

Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Board Certificates: 
Surgery
Expertise: 
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Honors: 
Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education Jeopardy Competition Finalist, 2015, AATS, Seattle, WA
STS Legislative Fly-In and American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Scholarship, 2015, Washington, D.C.
American Association of Thoracic Surgery Member for a Day Scholarship, 2014 AATS, Toronto, ON
Maine and New Hampshire Chapters of the American College of Surgeons 2012 Annual Resident Research and Paper Competition Prize Winner
Carson Family Scholarship at the Harvard School of Public Health
Quillen College of Medicine MS1 and MS2 Class Treasurer
Quillen Medical Scholar
Secretary of Quillen’s branch of the American Medical Student Association
Summer Intern, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
College of William and Mary Dean’s list
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student Research Grant
College of William and Mary Minor Research Grant
About: 

B. Payne Stanifer, MD, MPH, joins the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery as of August 14, 2017. He completed his fellowship as the chief fellow in thoracic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he trained under Drs. Malcolm DeCamp and Patrick McCarthy in thoracic and cardiac surgery. 

His clinical interests encompass all areas of thoracic surgery including lung and esophageal cancer, thymic tumors, tracheal resection and reconstruction, and surgery for tracheomalacia (tracheoplasty), chest wall, diaphragm, benign esophageal disease, surgery for emphysema, and lung transplant. He has skills in both minimally invasive and complex open surgery in the chest and the abdomen. Dr. Stanifer has a special interest in complex VATS pulmonary surgery including lobectomy and segmentectomy. He prefers minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and VATS for the esophagus whenever possible but performs all forms of esophagectomies based on the patient’s needs. 

Dr. Stanifer has authored numerous presentations, abstracts, and publications on topics in thoracic surgery such as lung cancer, tracheal surgery, spontaneous pneumothorax, and interstitial lung disease. His research at Columbia will focus on oncology with particular interests in clinical trials, outcomes, and the epidemiology and mechanisms of lung cancer in non-smokers, especially women. 

He will be developing the Women’s Lung and Health Center within the Price Family Center for Comprehensive Chest Care. This multidisciplinary center will focus on unique issues facing women including lung cancer in non-smokers and metastatic cancers. 

Dr. Stanifer completed his general surgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire. He is Board-certified in general surgery. While at Dartmouth, he obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard with a focus on management and health policy. During his time at Harvard he was a Carson Family Scholar.

He graduated medical school from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University where he was a Quillen Medical Scholar. While a student at Quillen, he completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. 

He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary where he focused on molecular and evolutionary biology. His research won a Howard Hughes Student Research grant. He has extensive volunteer experience in underserved areas and was an intern for the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved in Washington, D.C. 

He can be reached at 212.305.3408.

Publications: 
Stanifer, B. Payne, Decamp, Malcolm. “Role of Lung Biopsy in Interstitial Lung Disease” Pearson’s Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery 4th Edition. *In Press
Mehta CK, Stanifer BP, Fore-Kosterski S, Gillespie C, Yeldandi A, Meyerson S, Odell DD, DeCamp MM, Bharat A. Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Menstruating Women Has High Recurrence. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun 24. pii: S0003-4975(16)30400-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.04.069.
Stanifer, BP, Dragnev KH, Delong PA, Tilluckdharry LO, Rigas JR, McGowan AK, Kopar PK, Nugent WC, Erkmen CP. 2011. KRAS and EGFR Results from EBUS Evaluation of Mediastinal Adenopathy. Chest 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii: American College of Chest Physicians
Stanifer, BP, Dragnev KH, Delong PA, Tilluckdharry LO, Rigas JR, McGowan AK, Kopar P, Nugent WC, Erkmen CP.  2011.  EBUS Results on Patients with Previous Malignancy and New Mediastinal Adenopathy. Chest 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii: American College of Chest Physicians