TriStar Centennial
September 09, 2020

Dr. Lauren Ventola is joining Centennial Thoracic Associates as an interventional pulmonologist.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lauren Ventola, MD to Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates. Dr. Ventola is an interventional pulmonologist specializing in pulmonary disease with additional training in robotic-assisted navigational bronchoscopy, fiducial marker placement, endobronchial ultrasound, ablation and stent placement. Dr. Ventola is joining the team of experts at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial, as her primary focus will be early lung cancer detection.

Dr. Ventola graduated from Pennsylvania State University and attended medical school at St. George's University. She completed her residency and two fellowships at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and internal medicine.

"I am pleased to welcome Dr. Ventola to the TriStar Centennial and Sarah Cannon team," said Scott Cihak, President and Chief Executive Officer of TriStar Centennial Medical Center. "Dr. Ventola will partner with our innovative interventional pulmonology team doing ground breaking work in robotic bronchoscopy which can help find and detect lung cancer in its earliest stages."

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health believes in a team approach to lung cancer care, engaging with multidisciplinary experts across specialties to provide personalized care to patients. Under the leadership of dedicated thoracic experts, the lung cancer program offers patients lung nodule and screening programs that provide earlier diagnosis and improved outcomes, non-invasive and accurate early stage lung cancer detection with Robotic Endoscopy technology, minimally-invasive robotic surgery as well as access to early-phase clinical trials.

Dr. Ventola is joining Dr. Susan Garwood, Dr. Tammy Baxter and Dr. Denis Gilmore at Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates located at 2400 Patterson Street on the campus of TriStar Centennial Medical Center. For more information and to make an appointment, please go to TriStarCentennial.com or call (615) 342-7345.