ADAO Resource- How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility Specializing in Mesothelioma BORDER_edited-1Updated on October 29, 2020,

Posted on December 4, 2013

*Note: From the very founding of our organization, ADAO has abstained from providing any medical or legal referrals. ADAO remains an independent organization that is not influenced by outside sources, such as drug companies, law firms, or companies that manufacture or use asbestos.

Many of us can think back to the heartbreaking time when we first heard the news that a loved one had an asbestos-caused disease. “Mesothelioma – can’t pronounce it, can’t cure it,” was my devastated, personal reaction. It took me many weeks to even begin to understand the diagnosis my husband had received and find the very limited treatment options available to him.  My learning curve was steep and Alan was diagnosed before the advancement of the smart phone.

Navigating the health care system maze is complex – but it shouldn’t be. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is committed to replacing those feelings of fear, loneliness and confusion with the knowledge that there are others who share your experience and want to support you. We want you to have easy access to information about medical resources for asbestos-caused diseases. The National Cancer Institute has an excellent page, in English and Spanish, to answer your questions on “How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer”. Below you will find a list that I’ve compiled over the years of treatment centers specializing in mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

I sincerely hope that patients and families impacted by asbestos exposure will find this medical resource page beneficial as a guide in finding a doctor, getting a second opinion, and choosing the best treatment facility.

In support,

Linda Reinstein

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University of Arizona
Dr. Linda Garland
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

University of California, San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. David Jablons
Box 1724 UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1724

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 6665
Building 500
Los Angeles, CA 90073

University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Robert Cameron
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 100
Los Angeles CA 90025

H Lee Moffit Cancer Center
Dr. Bradford Perez
12902 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando
The Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center
1400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806

University of Chicago
Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892

University of Maryland Medical Center
Dr. Joseph Friedberg
22 S. Green Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Dr. Raphael Bueno
Director International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

VA Boston Healthcare System
Dr. Abraham Lebenthal
1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201

Mayo Clinic
Dr. Dennis Wigle, M.D., PH.D.
200 First Street, Southwest
Rochester, MN 55905-0002

Center for Asbestos Related Disease
214 E. 3rd Street
Libby, MT 59923
Phone: (406) 293-9274

Creighton University Medical Center
Dr. Brian W. Loggie
601 N. 30th St. Ste 2803
Omaha, NE 68131

New Jersey
Rutgers Cancer Institute
Dr. Richard Alexander
Chief, Surgical Oncology
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Dr. Valerie W. Rusch
Department of Surgery
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Raja Flores
Chairman Depart of Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Ave, Floor 3
New York, NY 10032

New York University Disciplinary Pulmonary Oncology Program
Dr. Daniel Sterman
462 1st Ave, Room A605-606
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center
Dr. Harvey Pass
Division of Thoracic Surgery
160 East 34th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Memorial Sloan Kettering
Andrea Cercek
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

North Carolina
Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Edward A. Levine
1 Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Mesothelioma and Pleural Disease Program
Dr. Steven M. Albelda
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Hillman Cancer Center
Dr. Neil Christie
5115 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Robert Ripley
Mesothelioma Treatment Center – Baylor Clinic
6620 Main St. 13th Fl Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Anne Tsao
Thoracic Oncology Mesothelioma Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Swedish Medical Center
Dr. Eric Vallieres
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98104

Washington, DC
Washington Cancer Center
Dr. Paul Sugarbaker
Sugarbaker Oncology Associates
106 Irving St., NW, Suite 3900
Washington, DC 20010