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
    February 28, 2022
    Excellent care provided by Dr. Su and her staff.
  • 5.0
    February 23, 2022
    Great experience with Dr. Su and her staff!
  • No Star Ratings Available February 17, 2022
    Everyone has been so caring and helpful. I would definately recommend Fox Chase to my family & friends.
  • 5.0
    January 31, 2022
    Every person I have came into contact with at Fox Chase is absolutely wonderful they should be very proud of the staff at this facility.
  • No Star Ratings Available January 25, 2022
    Dr Su is the most amazing doctor, very caring.
  • 5.0
    January 07, 2022
    Dr. Su is a caring professional.
  • 5.0
    January 04, 2022
    Everything was fine, everyone was kind, courteous, polite, and attending to my needs.
  • 5.0
    November 26, 2021
    Excellent care and concern from everyone I had contact with during my visit.
  • 5.0
    October 22, 2021
    Read my CT scan, had me in surgery next morning - exceptional.
  • 5.0
    October 13, 2021
    Dr. Su was an excellent doctor and her team was also outstanding.
  • 5.0
    October 11, 2021
    I am lucky to have come to Fox Chase and most fortunate to have Dr. Su as my surgeon.
  • 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 !

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