Matthew W. Schoolfield, MD is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, and lung cancer. He serves as the medical director of thoracic oncology at St. Luke’s Cancer Institute and is co-chair of the pulmonary nodule committee, to provide expert consultation, follow-up evaluation, and treatment of incidental chest imaging findings.
Dr. Schoolfield earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Sioux Falls. He completed his general surgery residency at Robert Packer Hospital, and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University, where he trained in VATS for pulmonary lobectomy, esophageal surgery, and minimally invasive tumor staging of the mediastinum with endoscopic ultrasound.
Surgical specialties include:
- Minimally invasive staging of mediastinum for cancer
- Endobronchial ultrasound with biopsy (EBUS)
- Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
- Minimally invasive esophagectomy
- VATS lobectomy, segmentectomy
- VATS removal mediastinal tumors
- Complex airway procedures, sleeve lobectomy, and tracheal resection
- Chest wall resection and reconstruction
- Rigid and flexible bronchoscopy for airway tumor treatment
- Diagnosis of interstitial lung disease
- Thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
- Transcervical thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
- Treatment of mediastinal masses, pleural disease, and spontaneous pneumothorax