Dr. Eric Lambright, MD

Dr. Eric Lambright, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Eric Lambright, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania in 1995 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

1301 MEDICAL CENTER DR Ste. 1710

Nashville, TN 37232

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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31  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ursinus College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania/General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania/Thoracic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Research Fellow, Thoracic Oncology Lab, Univ. Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1995
  • 5-Star Award in Excellence in Healthcare/Vanderbilt Medical Group, 2007-2010
  • Americas Top Surgeons, 2010
Media & Publications
  • Extended Pulmonary Resections in Thoracic Surgery,
  • "Successful treatment of atrioesophageal fistula via cervical esophageal ligation and decompression." Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011 June: 91(6): e85-86.,
  • "Inclusion of the herpes simplex thymidine kinase gene in a replicating, adenovirus does not augment anti-tumor efficacy. Gene Therapy, 2001 Jun; 8(12) 946-53.,
  • "Diagnostic characteristics of a serum biomarker in patients with positron emission tomography scans". Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2010 Jun; 89(6): 1724-8-9.,
  • "Existing general populations models inaccurately predict lung cancer risk in patients referred for surgical evaluation." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011 Jan: 91(1): 277-33.,
  • "Cardiovascular complications following lung surgery." Thorac Surg Clin 2006 Aug: 16 (3): 253-60.,
  • "Thoracic operations for focal pulmonary lesions are frequently not futile in patients with a benign pathologic diagnosis." Journal of Thoracic Oncology(submitted), 2011,
  • "Cytoplasmic clusterin expression is associated with longer survival in patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Sep: 16(9): 1845-51.,
  • "Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease." Annals of Thoracic Surgery (In Press), 2011.,
  • "Dual time point 18F-FDG PET imaging for differentiating malignant from inflammatory processes." Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2001 Sep; 42(9): 1412-7.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lambright's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lambright to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lambright's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Cant say enough about this Dr. He is absolutely the best of the best.
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Very caring and spends ample time with patients. Explains things thoroughly and makes sure you understand. Doesn't just jump into doing surgery. Refers you for other tests to ascertain whether the actually surgery will help you. Wait has always been less than 10 minutes. Highly recommend.
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Communicated well with my husband and me about what was seen on each of the diagnostic tests as results became available. He explained what the results meant, what my options were and what he recommended. He was thoughtful, kind and understood that, at times, I was a bit overwhelm with what was...more
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He's extremely arrogant. Speaks to patients and family like they are idiots. Will not be going back. Serious God complex
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Dr. Lambright does not check forward on the patients he is seeing and why. Their office is is likes 3 ring circus. They didn't even have me fill out my paperwork! Then next thing I know they are talking surgery. They treated me with sarcasm and encompance. Dr. Lambright has a serious GOD complex...more
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