Christopher D Scott

Christopher D Scott, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery
Primary Location:
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

1240 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Practice:
Achalasia Treatment, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Esophagectomy, GERD, Indeterminate Lung Nodules, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Thymus Cancers, Lung Transplant


Assistant Professor

Christopher Scott, MD, is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who specializes in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, as well as end-stage lung disease, lung transplantation, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).

Dr. Scott also specializes in surgery for lung and esophageal cancer, lung nodules, lung metastases, mediastinal tumors, GERD, hiatal hernias, esophageal motility disorders, diverticulum and disorders of the diaphragm.

Dr. Scott’s philosophy on patient care is to treat everyone uniquely and to tailor a treatment plan that is best suited to each person.

He completed both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia before completing his general surgery training at the University of Cincinnati. He completed a fellowship in tumor immunology and surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute and completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery and lung transplantation at Duke University.

Dr. Scott’s research interests include outcomes-based research in robotic surgery, quality-of-life measures and using minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain, speed up recovery and quicken the return to normal life. He also serves as faculty in robotic education and training courses nationally through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Association of Thoracic Surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Scott enjoys being outdoors, woodworking, playing guitar, but mostly spending time with his family.


University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2007
University of Cincinnati, Surgery
Duke University, Surgery: Thoracic Surgery