Stacey Su, MD, FACS

Stacey Su, MD, FACS

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Interim Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Director, Thoracic Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

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

Donna McAllister

Bladder Cancer

Donna McAllister

Bladder Cancer

I was treated with compassion, given hope, and kept informed of every facet of my treatment.

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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4.9 / 5.0


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  • 5.0
    September 20, 2021
    Dr. Su has been very supportive, knowledgeable and thorough. She is a very good doctor and I would recommend her to my family.
  • 5.0
    September 15, 2021
    We had just met Dr Su and her team for the first time. Very helpful and very nice.
  • 5.0
    August 30, 2021
    Very good visit!
  • 5.0
    August 25, 2021
    I came to Fox Chase because a 15mm nodule showed up in my upper left lobe on CT and PET scan. I met Dr. Su and her nursing team once. They were wonderful. I would like to thank Dr. Su and her team for the treatment I received during my visit. I am having the nodule removed on [...]. I feel like I have made the best decision for treatment.
  • 5.0
    August 12, 2021
    Dr. Su is the best surgeon for the lung cancer. The most caring and thoughtful for me during my recuperation.
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021
    Very grateful.
  • 5.0
    June 17, 2021
    Excellent care! Highly recommended to others.
  • 5.0
    May 27, 2021
    Dr. Su is an excellent physician and I am thankful that I have her.
  • No Star Ratings Available May 05, 2021
    Dr.Su is the best !
  • 5.0
    April 27, 2021
    Everyone at Fox Chase is kind, courteous, and more than willing to help in any way they can.
  • 5.0
    April 21, 2021
    Dr Su and staff are professional and I am very satisfied with their care of me.
  • 5.0
    April 19, 2021
    Best care possible - traveled from [...] to get my cancer treatments.
  • No Star Ratings Available April 16, 2021
    Looking forward to meeting Dr. Su in person.
  • 5.0
    April 13, 2021
    Everyone was very good.
  • 5.0
    April 05, 2021
    Dr. Su & her PA work together seamlessly. They are knowledgeable, respectful & very professional. Both put me at ease and provide service that is friendly and reassuring in an environment that often engenders fear & trepidation. My experience with the entire team is consistently positive.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2021
    completely satisfied
  • 5.0
    March 15, 2021
    Dr. Su is highly regarded by me and my family. She is a fantastic surgeon!
  • 5.0
    March 01, 2021
    Dr. Su & entire staff were wonderful.
  • 5.0
    January 29, 2021
    Dr. Su provided me with invaluable information about my condition and how to proceed with recovery.
  • 5.0
    December 11, 2020
    Very good experience.

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