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

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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  • 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.
  • 5.0
    December 08, 2020
    Loved Dr. Su and her staff. Could not be happier about my care or results.
  • No Star Ratings Available October 30, 2020
    Dr. Su and her staff / Associate's are great
  • 5.0
    October 23, 2020
    Superb care, compassionate treatment at Fox Chase in all areas. I wish I lived closer so I could have Dr. Su as my full time care giver. Both she and [...] gave excellent care and interest in me.
  • 5.0
    October 22, 2020
    Everything was excellent.
  • 5.0
    September 28, 2020
    Dr. Su was very caring and I would recommend her to everyone with lung cancer.
  • 5.0
    September 25, 2020
    Everyone at Fox Chase has been amazing. I could not ask for better care. Dr. Su is phenomenal. I will be forwarding a letter explaining my experiences @ FC. They have all been good.
  • No Star Ratings Available September 12, 2020
    Dr Su has been amazing though out my treatment journey. She always takes time to listen to my concerns and provide treatment or advise to satisfy my concerns
  • 5.0
    September 12, 2020
    Thank you Stacey and all team you save my life.
  • 5.0
    August 31, 2020
    I have 7 doctors for various health issues. Dr. Su is the best of all of them. Caring, concerned and more.
  • 5.0
    August 26, 2020
    Totally satisfied with m y team Dr. Su, & [...].
  • 5.0
    August 22, 2020
    I couldn't ask for better care than what I've received from Dr Su and her team and [...]. They've always been straight with me. I had stage 1 lung cancer, and surgery was the best option. Everyone has been incredibly professional, skilled, and compassionate. My husband and I are profoundly grateful!
  • 5.0
    August 21, 2020
    Dr. Su and her team are the best I could ever have hoped for. Wonderful treatment from a wonderful team.
  • 5.0
    August 16, 2020
    Great experience, great doctor Dr. Su and [...], would not want anyone else very knowledgeable professional caring.
  • 5.0
    May 29, 2020
  • 5.0
    May 25, 2020
    Very good dr. & hospital.
  • 5.0
    May 14, 2020
    Dr. Stacey Su is terrific - She is actually concerned about her patients and does not try to push them through - An exceptional doctor - Fox Chase was very careful & concerned about the health of their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 5.0
    May 13, 2020
    This was my fourth year visit with Dr. Su and I have always felt she was professional and well-versed in my condition (lung cancer).
  • 5.0
    May 03, 2020
    Dr. Su was recommended to me by a friend, this was absolutely the best choice I could have made for a physician to treat my condition.

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