Dr. David Parente

Dr. David Parente - Western Toronto Thoracic Associates




Phone: 416-530-6530
Fax: 416-530-6529

Suite 215, 30 The Queensway,
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. David N. Parente joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in 2021. He completed his Bachelor of Physical Education followed by his Medical Degree at the University of Toronto. He then completed his residency in General Surgery followed by Fellowship training in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto, one of North America’s premier training sites. His surgical expertise is in current, minimally invasive approaches to Thoracic Surgery including minimally invasive esophagectomy and corrective surgery for pectus deformities.

Academically, his focus of research has been on quality improvement and patient safety projects that have direct, meaningful impacts to patients. He has presented his work on the international stage and has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA Surgery. Further, He has won multiple coveted awards for surgical teaching and patient care, including the Sopman Humanitarian Award and the Paddy Lewis Award at the University Heath Network for his efforts.


Clinical interests include:

Thoracic Oncology

  • Lung cancer and metastasis
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Esophageal and gastric cancer
    • Minimally invasive esophagectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs)
  • Chest wall neoplasms
  • Mediastinal neoplasms

Benign Thoracic Surgery

  • Hiatus hernia and anti-reflux surgery
  • Achalasia
  • Pectus excavatum/carinatum deformity
    • Nuss and Ravitch procedures
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Myasthenia gravis


Languages spoken: English, Italian