Whitney Morgan Burrows, MD

Whitney Burrows, MD
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Associate Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Treatment Focus

I have particular interest and experience in the integration of surgery in the multidisciplinary treatment of esophageal cancer, thymomas and other anterior mediastinal tumors, and locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer following neoadjuvant therapy.

In addition to these thoracic malignancies, I perform Sympathectomy for refractory ventricular arrhythmias/Electrical Storm, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) for emphysema, Thymectomy in the comprehensive management of Myasthenia Gravis, and Transthoracic repair of complex and recurrent paraesophageal hiatal hernias. 

Treatment Philosophy


When I first meet a patient, I listen to their concerns as if a family member or close friend were expressing them. I consider their ailment uniquely -- another patient may have suffered similarly or carried the same diagnosis, but I am intent on forging a therapeutic response that is particular to them. I hear their fears, questions, and hopes and see their education as my first obligation before I deliver any actual treatment. And, I approach our initial encounter as the first of many in my commitment to a perhaps lifelong relationship. I have a singular purpose in mind -- caring for them as if they were related to me. In my view, patient care isn’t part of being a physician, it is essential to being one.


Educational Background

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Fellowship, General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency, General Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY


  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

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