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

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 2019
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, 2017-19
  • 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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4.7 / 5.0


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  • 5.0
    May 29, 2019
    [...] helpful n knowledgeable of my condition [...]
  • 5.0
    May 28, 2019
    Excellent in every way.
  • 5.0
    May 21, 2019
    The whole Fox Chase experience has been outstanding, especially Dr. Abaas and his staff, [...]. All questions were answered and encouragement by Dr. Abaas. I am so glad Fox Chase was my first and only choice. They saved my life. Thank you for what you do.
  • 5.0
    May 20, 2019
    I was very pleased with my experience here.
  • 5.0
    April 22, 2019
    Dr. Abbas and his team are spectacular Dr. Abbas is a very busy doctor, but when it is your time, he always makes you feel like you are the only patient he is testing. Best surgeon ever.
  • 5.0
    April 14, 2019
  • 5.0
    April 03, 2019
    Dr. Abbas is a great person surgeon, and asset for any service provider he works for.
  • 5.0
    March 30, 2019
    Excellent visit 1 yr. survivor so far.
  • 5.0
    March 11, 2019
    I felt I got the best care and Dr Abbas and his assistant gave me reassurance. They really cared about me and I appreciate it.
  • 5.0
    February 07, 2019
    Dr. Abbas & staff are excellent, kind & very respectful. Dr. Abbas, I can't say enough about him. One of the finest doctors I have every had.
  • 5.0
    January 23, 2019
    Everyone in the office was professional, courteous, and helpful. I continue to be impressed by Dr. Abas-Abas. He listened closely to my concerns and symptoms and suggested an excellent plan going forward. He is a wonderful doctor, who explains things very clearly and clearly individualizes the treatment plan according to the needs of the patient. Thank you for having such an outstanding physician at Temple.
  • 4.0
    January 21, 2019
    Dr. Abbas, PA-C [...] and staff are great... [...]
  • 5.0
    January 14, 2019
    The doctor - is very skilled and knowledgeable about theoretic issues. Friendly and personable.
  • 5.0
    January 06, 2019
  • 5.0
    November 04, 2018
    I am am confident in Dr Abbas

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