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More than 30 oncology physicians and a full complement of oncology professionals are on staff to serve the patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute. Our patients receive treatment and services from specialists in genetics, surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and imaging. In addition, our staff includes research nurses, who improve patient access to clinical trials and the most advanced forms of treatment.

A unique approach at the Lynn Cancer Institute is our multimodality care. Each multimodality team is comprised of physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in a specific site of cancer. The team is able to develop standards of care for the specific disease site it treats. These standards reflect the most advanced technology and current treatments available.

This simplifies the entire process for our patients, from diagnosis and treatment, to Wellness and Survivorship programs and allows our patients to focus on one thing — recovery.

Our Approach

Our renowned cancer professionals work together across multiple specialties to provide you with advanced cancer screenings, diagnostics and personalized care.

The Advantage of Multimodality Care

The Advantage of Multimodality Care

At the Institute, we understand the importance of great care. Our multimodal approach to care brings together a team of physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in a specific site of cancer. We are ready to care for you.

Nathaniel R. McElhaney, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Nathaniel R. McElhaney, M.D.

Physician Spotlight

Nathaniel R. McElhaney, M.D., FACS, is a double board-certified thoracic surgeon with the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He is certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery and specializes in treating conditions of the chest cavity and lungs, such as lung cancer.

Prior to joining Lynn Cancer Institute, Dr. McElhaney was a thoracic surgeon at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Corning Hospital, both located in Pennsylvania.

Dr. McElhaney earned his medical degree at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He completed a general surgery internship at Western Pennsylvania Hospital and a general surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where he served as chief resident. He also completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. McElhaney collaborates with the multidisciplinary cancer team to provide each patient with comprehensive care. He strives to bring the most innovative techniques to lung cancer surgery, often performing minimally invasive surgery such as lobectomy and segmentectomy, which decrease patient morbidity. His clinical research focuses on ways to improve outcomes for patients with complex thoracic disease.

The patient-physician relationship is important to Dr. McElhaney. He spends time educating patients and families and addressing the questions and concerns they may have when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Since cancer care does not end after surgery, he follows up with patients throughout their treatment journey. He also joins patients in celebrating positive outcomes and helps them find strength and resilience during challenging times.

In his free time, Dr. McElhaney enjoys hunting and listening to live music and his eclectic vinyl record collection. He is interested in classic cars, motorcycles and various motor sports. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

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