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Dr. Fontaine received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed his general surgery residency at Boston University. In 2006, he graduated as chief resident in thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fontaine began his thoracic surgery practice at University of Montreal but was then recruited to become part of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI. He was in charge of developing a thoracic surgery program at one of Brown University's teaching hospitals. In 2011, Dr. Fontaine joined Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL – the 3rd largest cancer center in the United States. He is a Senior Member of the Departments of Thoracic and GI Oncology as well as a Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Fontaine has a keen interest in mesothelioma, lung and esophageal cancers. He is the Section Head of the Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center. He has developed an expertise in robotic surgery and is the Program Director for Moffitt’s Robotic Thoracic Fellowship Program. He has mentored several thoracic surgeons around the country in learning his robotic surgery techniques. Together with Dr. Eric Toloza, he has built a center of excellence in robotic surgery – one of the busiest in the country.
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