Herrera, Luis J.


Luis J. Herrera is a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon who uses advanced technology and therapeutics to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  • Medical director of the Rod Taylor Thoracic Center at MD Anderson Center Orlando.
  • Particular expertise in multimodality (using chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) treatment.
  • Often performs minimally invasive procedures including robotic-assisted and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
  • Published in Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinical Chemistry and Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Given presentations at several national meetings.
  • Member of the American Association of Cancer Research and the American College of Surgeons.
  • Won awards from American Association for Cancer Research and National Cancer Institute.


  • M.D. degree from University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.