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Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS

Professor and Vice Chair, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Section Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief, Temple University Health System
Surgical Director, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Malignancy and Foregut Disease Program, Temple University Health System

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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Robotic surgery for esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Robotic surgery for lung cancer
  • Benign esophageal disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia
  • Robotic surgery for Myasthenia gravis and thymic tumors
  • Endoscopic esophageal and bronchial procedures, e.g. endoscopic ultrasound, endobrachial ultrasound, esophageal stents, bronchial stents, laser, cryospray, navigational bronchoscopy
  • Airway surgery

Research Interests

  • Gene therapy for esophageal cancer
  • The microenvironment of esophageal cancer, especially the role of tumor initiating cells
  • Clinical outcomes in robotic surgery
  • Clinical outcomes in esophageal cancer
  • Clinical outcomes in lung cancer
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Thoracic Gene Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Artificial Cardiac Support, Penn State University, Hershey, PA, 1995
  • Fellowship, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2003
  • Residency, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
  • Internship, Pinnacle Health System, Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, 1998
  • MD, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 1988


  • The American Board of Surgery, 2004
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2004


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • The General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

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