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Published on February 12, 2019

New Physician is Welcomed at Brigham and Women’s Thoracic Surgery at Milford Regional

Milford Regional is pleased to welcome Matthew Rochefort, MD to the Brigham and Women’s Thoracic Surgery practice that is located on the second floor of the Hill Health Center at Milford Regional Medical Center.  He is joining Brian Whang, MD and Physician Assistant Chris LeSiege who has been a part of this practice since its inception.

Since 2002, Milford Regional has collaborated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to provide world class thoracic surgery on our campus.  The strength of this program is demonstrated by the expertise and skill of this thoracic team.  Dr. Whang graduated from the State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine in 2001, and did residencies in general surgery at New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, and in cardiothoracic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital. Board-certified in thoracic surgery, he has been with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and taught surgery at Harvard Medical School since 2013.

Dr. Rochefort graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2009 and did a residency in general surgery and a research residency in surgical oncology at the University of California Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, as well as a residency in thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is board certified in surgery and is an instructor in thoracic surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Physician Assistant Chris LeSiege has supported thoracic and general surgery at Milford Regional since 2002. He received his master’s degree in medical science and physician assistant certificate from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. In 2009, he worked with Brigham and Women to develop the physician assistant program at the outpatient surgery center at Patriot Place before returning to Milford in 2010.

The team treats a variety of conditions including lung and esophageal cancer, infectious problems, swallowing problems, stomach and esophagus issues, lung collapses and hiatal hernias.  They offer innovative and minimally invasive surgical treatments as well as traditional surgical procedures.  Depending on the diagnosis, other treatments might include radiation, chemotherapy, ablation therapy, freezing, immunotherapy, or watchful waiting. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Rochefort to our medical staff,” states Edward J. Kelly, president & CEO. “We are excited to offer such a high level of thoracic surgery expertise close to home with the Brigham and Women’s thoracic team.”

You can schedule an appointment with Brigham and Women’s Thoracic Surgery at Milford Regional by calling 857-307-5576.

Thoracic Surgery Group

Milford Regional Thoracic Surgery Team pictured from left to right: Matthew Rochefort, MD, Brian Whang, MD and Chris LeSiege, PA-C.


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