Dr. Yasufuku is a Staff Thoracic Surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Toronto General Hospital and Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
He is the director of the Interventional Thoracic Surgery Program at UHN, which includes the Interventional Thoracic Surgery Animal Operating Room capable of high-end endoscopic development and the state-of-the-art Interventional Thoracic Surgery Suite for clinical application of new developments. He has continued to improve the quality and capability of minimally invasive diagnostics and reduced the timeline of detection, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
Dr. Yasufuku is the clinical lead of thoracic surgery within the Guided Therapeutics (GTx) program as well as the Thoracic Robotic Surgery Program at UHN. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of minimally invasive diagnostics and therapeutics for thoracic malignancy. He is a Scientist in the Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory at UHN with special interest in nanotechnology-enabled image-guided intervention for lung cancer, molecular profiling of advanced-stage lung cancer by minimally invasive procedures and image-guided thoracic surgery.