Cerfolio, Robert J.


Robert J. Cerfolio is a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon who diagnoses and treats mesothelioma victims.

  • Advocates use of fine-needle aspiration biopsy technique to minimize patient discomfort.
  • Promoter of robotics in the operating room to simplify and improve surgery.
  • Received 2010 James H. Estes Endowed Chair for Lung Cancer Research.
  • Teaches at University of Alabama Medical School.
  • Won Patients’ Choice Award for excellence in medical care every year since 2008.
  • Member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.


  •  M.D. degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine.