Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS

Temple Health

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief and Surgical Director of Thoracic Malignancy and Foregut Disease Programs, Temple University Health System

Surgical Director, Lung Cancer, Thoracic, Malignancy and Foregut Disease Programs

Professor and Vice Chair, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University


◽ Thoracic Surgery / Cardiovascular Surgery, General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Endobronchial Disease; Esophageal Cancer; GERD & Barrett's Esophagus; Lung Cancer; Lung Metastases; Mesothelioma; Thymoma



Dr. Abbas is the lead thoracic surgeon at Temple University Hospital and oversees the thoracic surgery team. Certified by both the American Board of Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Abbas’ world-class robotic skills are often called upon to mentor other surgeons interested in learning these techniques.Dr. Abbas has been recognized as a Top Doctor, Thoracic Cardiac Surgery by Philadelphia Magazine and Best Doctors in America®, Thoracic Surgery, 2015-2016, 2017-2018.

Education & Fellowships

    ◽ MS, Surgery, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 1991
    ◽ BS, Medicine and Surgery, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 1989
    ◽ MPH, Clinical Investigation, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 1987

Awards & Honors

    ◽ Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2017-20
    ◽ Best Doctors in America® , 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020, Thoracic Surgery
    ◽ America's Top Doctors®, 2016-17
    ◽ Best Doctors in Louisiana, 2009-11
    ◽ Educational Award of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
    ◽ O.T. Clagett Travel Award for outstanding performance during the thoracic surgery residency. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    ◽ University of Pennsylvania Pearl Award, for excellence in teaching to medical students
    ◽ University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    ◽ Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Fellowship Grant
    ◽ Outstanding Presentation Award, Delaware Valley Vascular Society
    ◽ Outstanding Presentation Award, Medical Education Day, Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA
    ◽ Best Presentation Award, American College of Surgeons Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Hershey, PA, 1995
    ◽ Top Doctors, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, Philadelphia magazine, 2017-2020