As we continue our salute to the doctors at Sylvester during National Cancer Month, we are proud to spotlight Dr. Dao Nguyen, who is the Professor of Surgery and the B. and Donald Carlin Endowed Chair of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, University of Miami. He is also an active member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and co-chair of the thoracic cancer site disease group (SDG). His clinical interests include minimally invasive robotic thoracic surgery. Under his leadership, robotic thoracic surgery program at The University of Miami UHealth System has grown significantly with more than 1,200 procedures performed over the last 7 years with outstanding outcomes (<0.4% mortality and <10% major morbidities, clearly superior to national averages). Moreover, Dr Nguyen has spearheaded efforts of implementing preoperative care pathway called ERATS (Enhanced Recovery After Thoracic Surgery) focusing improvement of postoperative pain control and clinical outcomes. Since its implementation in February 2018, many patients recovering from thoracic surgical procedures either by robotic or by open thoracotomy require little or no potent opioids such as oxycodone or hydromorphone for pain control while in hospital and also after discharge. Such advances reduce the exposure of patients narcotics and also minimize the availability of opioids to the community, contributing to the fight against the opioid epidemic in the USA. He also collaborates with basic scientists at UM who focus on basic and translational lung cancer research.