Abbas E. Abbas, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr. Abbas E. Abbas is Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At his institution he directs the Thoracic and Foregut Disease Programs. Dr. Abbas earned his medical degree from Ain-Shams University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt.  He finished a General Surgery residency at University of Pennsylvania Hospitals in Philadelphia and afterwards completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  

Since completing his training he has held positions at several US institutions including Ohio State University, Ochsner Clinic, Tulane University, Louisiana State University and currently Temple University. In addition he is one of the earliest adopters of robotic thoracic surgery and since 2003 has developed extensive expertise in robotic surgery for mediastinal, esophageal and lung disease. His hospital is active in training medical students, residents, fellows and other surgeons in advanced thoracic surgery.

During his career Dr. Abbas has held several professional leadership positions including presidency of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society in 2018 and Executive Board memberships in numerous societies including the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, the American Lung Association, the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society and the Society of Robotic Surgery. He serves as Editorial Board member for several Journals including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Esophagus and the Journal of Thoracic Disease. He has authored and edited numerous publications including scientific articles, review articles, Books and Chapters. He is a frequent speaker at major scientific meetings and has collaborated with many international investigators in promoting better and safer thoracic surgery.