Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS

Dr. Abbas

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma TRDG Member

Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief and Surgical Director of Thoracic Malignancy and Foregut Disease Programs, Temple University Health System

Professor and Vice Chair, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2018
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery


Education and Training

Educational Background

  • MS, Surgery, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 1991
  • BS, Medicine and Surgery, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 1989
  • MPH, Clinical Investigation, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt,  1987


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) cadre member
  • President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS)
  • Eastern Cooperative Cancer Group (ECOG)
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Thomas Bond Society of the Pennsylvania Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2017-18
  • America's Top Doctors®2016-17
  • Best Doctors in Louisiana, 2009-11
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials
  • Transplant immunology
  • Gene therapy in esophageal cancer


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4.8 / 5.0


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  • 5.0
    May 29, 2018
    My son and I couldn't have been happier with the dr. Such a nice man!
  • 5.0
    May 24, 2018
    Dr. Abbas was excellent.
  • 5.0
    May 13, 2018
    He with his team and other Dr's saved my life. I am forever grateful
  • 5.0
    May 09, 2018
    Very knowledgeable.
  • 5.0
    May 02, 2018
    Can't say enough good things about Dr Abbas. Liked him to do my surgery in the future.
  • 5.0
    April 29, 2018
    Recommend the doctor
  • 5.0
    April 14, 2018
    Made me feel comfortable, answered all of my questions, and questions that my family members asked.
  • 5.0
    March 23, 2018
  • 5.0
    February 13, 2018
    Best surgeon ever! Great care. Follow-up visit, everything explained to me and clear explanation of illness, prognosis, treatment, etc. I know Dr. Abbas is very busy, but he always makes me feel like I am the only patient he is treating, and that means a lot.
  • 5.0
    January 31, 2018
    (Very good).

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