Stacey Su, MD, FACS

Stacey Su, MD, FACS

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Director, Thoracic Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma TRDG Member

Treatment Philosophy

I joined the Fox Chase Cancer Center family in 2011 because it is the region's only hospital devoted solely to cancer treatment and dedicated to cutting-edge research. I am a thoracic surgical oncologist who specializes in surgical treatment of esophageal diseases and cancers in the chest, as well as in the complex benign chest wall. In addition to performing traditional open surgical procedures, I have special interests in minimally invasive thoracic surgical approaches.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is committed to improving cancer treatments and the quality of life for patients with lung and esophageal cancer. A team approach to cancer care is accomplished through a multidisciplinary team of doctors who work together to guide each patient through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Using this approach, the treatment plans reflect the combined expertise of many specialized doctors—thoracic surgeon, medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists. This unified approach also ensures that patients who need several different therapies to treat their cancer will receive the ideal care, and provides comprehensive and coordinated care. In addition, through the latest research, clinicians and scientists collaborate to discover more effective therapies for lung and esophageal cancers. Translational research brings new knowledge and treatments from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside as quickly as possible.

I will be one of the first Fox Chase surgical oncology members to provide comprehensive care at both the Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital through the Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners Program. Through this program, I hope to expand the Center’s efforts in bringing clinical trials and more treatment options in the treatment of thoracic cancers to the community.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006-2008
  • Resident, General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2000-2006
  • Intern, General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999-2000
  • MD, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, 1999


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery


  • Pennsylvania Medical Society

Honors & Awards

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), NIH Research Training Grant, Division of NIDDK, 2002-2004
  • Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002-2003
Patient Stories

Lauren Ricottone

Colorectal Cancer

Lauren Ricottone

Colorectal Cancer

​As a nurse, I thought I had a good handle on my health. But in 2015, I went for a colonoscopy because I’d been experiencing rectal bleeding, and instead of a diagnosis I got the surprise of a lifetime.



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  • 5.0
    October 23, 2019
    [...] Dr. Su is an awesome doctor.
  • 5.0
    October 03, 2019
    Excellent care always.
  • 5.0
    September 22, 2019
    Dr. Su is absolutely wonderful, great asset to your institution!
  • 5.0
    September 19, 2019
    Dr. Su and her staff are wonderful - very caring and empathetic.
  • 5.0
    September 18, 2019
    Came for 2nd opinion everyone bent over backward to to be informative & helpful. Dr. Su is amazing.
  • 5.0
    September 02, 2019
    went over in detail about my condition, what should be done to treat it, and recovery.
  • 5.0
    August 28, 2019
    I have never had a more professional, personable and caring doctor. Dr Sue goes well beyond my experiences with other physicians. I would recommend Dr Sue to anyone.
  • 5.0
    August 13, 2019
    Always a very good visit with Dr. Su.
  • 5.0
    July 07, 2019
    All went very well -
  • 5.0
    June 18, 2019
    It was my first visit for cancer Dr. Su was very thorough with her explanation.
  • 5.0
    May 28, 2019
    Generally: Good experience.
  • 5.0
    May 27, 2019
    Since I developed cancer in 2017 Dr. Stacey Su been a great help to me. What more can I say she save my life.

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