Vincent Mase, Jr., MD, FACS, completed his fellowship in Thoracic Surgery in 2016 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and uses the latest technologies for the surgical treatment of lung cancer, chest wall deformities and other problems that affect the chest. He is skilled in performing minimally invasive thoracic surgery for most patients. He treats patients at the Yale New Haven campus, the Bridgeport Hospital campus, and the Park Avenue Medical Center Campus in Trumbull.
“For many of my patients this is their first experience with a life-threatening illness as well as their first experience navigating through a hospital system,” Dr. Mase says. It is important to take the time to make sure patients and their family understand both the surgical and non-surgical options. Dr. Mase thinks of all his patients as success stories. He says one of the best parts of his work is “seeing them outside of the office—maybe at the mall—and they are doing well, getting back to their lives.”
Dr. Mase is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has close to 20 years service time; both active duty and reserves. His duty assignments include Schweinfurt, Germany; Seoul, South Korea, and a combat tour in Tikrit, Iraq. His military awards include a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Medical Badge. “I feel fortunate to have had a robust military experience and am grateful for the opportunities the military has given me to grow professionally and personally; it is always a privilege to care for Soldiers, families, and veterans”, Dr. Mase stated.