Tulane University School of Medicine
General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
UCSF East Bay - General Surgery
Yale School of Medicine - Thoracic Surgery
Clinical / Research Interests
Lung and Esophageal Cancer
Mediastinal Masses and Cysts
Benign Foregut Surgery including Hiatal Hernia
Minimally Invasive Surgery including Robotic-Assisted

Sora Ely, MD is a thoracic surgeon who treats benign and malignant pathologies of the chest and foregut. She completed her medical degree at the Tulane University School of Medicine, her General Surgery residency at UCSF East Bay, and her Thoracic Surgery fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine. She is board-certified in General Surgery and board-eligible in Thoracic Surgery. 

Dr. Ely’s clinical interests include lung cancer screening, treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, treatment of mediastinal masses including thymoma, and benign foregut surgery including hiatal hernia. She offers both laparoscopic/thoracoscopic and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgical techniques for her patients. She was selected by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for their Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship and completed the advanced coursework during her training at Yale. 

Dr. Ely’s research focuses on practice improvement and clinical outcomes in thoracic surgery. Whether treating cancer or benign disease, she believes in a team-based and patient-centered approach to provide the best care, and is committed to treating every patient like a family member.