Richard Marston Gillespie

Richard Gillespie, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Languages: English
144 Ratings, 39 Reviews
HonorHealth Medical Group

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  • Thoracic Surgery


  • Residency

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Education

    New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship

    Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Carolinas Medical Center
  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Dr. Gillespie is a thoracic surgical oncologist. He specializes in chest malignancy and is dedicated to a robust, in-depth approach to cancer prevention and treatment. Dr. Gillespie has specialized training and expertise in multiple minimally invasive techniques, including robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, navigational and robotic bronchoscopy, and advanced bronchoscopic therapies. He also has expertise in a variety of benign diseases, including disorders of the esophagus and diaphragm, chest wall injury and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Dr. Gillespie is part of the HonorHealth Heart and Lung Surgical Group, specializing in the most advanced care for your heart and lung surgical needs.

Clinical Interests

  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pleural effusion
  • Rib and sternal fractures
  • COPD and Emphysema
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Thymoma
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Diaphragmatic paralysis
  • Achalasia
  • GERD

Care philosophy

I believe in patient-centered care. I feel privileged when a patient and their family chooses to have me as part of their team, and I treat that relationship with great respect. When it comes to cancer patients, multidisciplinary care is vastly superior, and I enjoy close partnerships with the oncologists and pulmonologists who also care for these patients. I also believe in a thoughtful approach to technological advances in my field and have developed a keen interest in robotic thoracic surgery.


  • History
  • Fitness
  • Camping
  • Music

Ratings & Reviews

4.9 out of 5
Patient Rating - 144 Ratings
Provider discussed treatment options
Provider showed concern
Provider explained things clearly
Provider included you in decisions
Likelihood of recommending this provider
39 Reviews

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