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Tobi Afolayan, M.D.


  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, Plano, TX
  • Residency in General Surgery
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Internship in General Surgery
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Medical Doctorate
    Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Accolades & Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Advanced Robotic Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Recipient, American Association for Thoracic Surgery Foundation (2022)
  • David M. Tapper Award, University of Washington (2021)
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Surgery Locations

  • Christus Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center
  • Christus Santa Rosa Hospital – Westover Hills
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
  • North Central Baptist Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Services
  • Minimally invasive thymectomy
  • Treatment of mediastinal Tumors
  • Videoassisted mediastinoscopy
Chest Wall
  • Chest wall tumor resections and reconstruction of chest wall
  • Rib platting for treatment of fractures
  • Treatment of lung/intercostal hernias
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophageal diverticulum treatment
  • Thoracoscopic truncal vagotomies
Lungs and Pleura
  • Treatment of lung cancer and lung nodules
  • Uniportal thoracoscopic lobectomies and segmentectomies
  • Transthoracic navigation for nodule localization
  • Indwelling drainage catheters
  • Bronchogenic cyst treatment
  • Treatment of recurrent pleural effusions, empyema, and recurrent pneumothorax
  • Diaphragmatic plication and treatment of diaphragm paralysis
  • Resection of diaphragmatic tumors
  • Repair of diaphragmatic hernias
  • Treatment of type IV paraesophageal hernias
Heart and Pericardium
  • Treatment of pericardial effusions
  • Cardiac tumors (Myxomas, aortic valve tumors)
  • Mediport placement
  • Minimally invasive epicardial pacing lead placement
  • Endobronchial stent
  • Endobronchial tumor biopsy and resection
  • Tracheal resections and reconstruction

Community Service

  • University of Washington Doctor for a Day Program, Resident Mentor, Seattle, WA (2016-2021)


Other Information

In his free time, Tobi Afolayan, M.D., enjoys soccer, running, and web design.