Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons

Temple's thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons are board-certified in both general surgery and thoracic and cardiac surgery. The surgeons interact on a routine basis with Temple pulmonologists to evaluate patients for potential procedures and to coordinate pre- and post-surgical tests and procedures.

Abbas E. Abbas, MD, MS
Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief, Temple University Health System
Surgical Director, Lung Cancer, Thoracic, Malignancy and Foregut Disease Programs
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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SPECIALTIES: Diseases of the lung, tracheobronchial tree, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall. Experience in thoracic surgical oncology, robotic and other minimally invasive thoracic techniques, advanced bronchoscopic and esophageal endoscopy, lung volume reduction surgery, thymectomy, hiatal hernia repair, and special procedures for benign esophageal disease and other thoracic conditions.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Abbas, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).

Cherie P. Erkmen, MD
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, disease of the lung, pleura, mediastinum and chest wall, advanced bronchoscopic and endoscopic interventions.  VATS, robotic and minimally invasive techniques

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Erkmen, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).

Jesus Gomez-Abraham, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Heart and lung transplantation, organ recovery and preservation, mechanical circulatory support (MCS-VAD) and total artificial heart therapy for BTT and DT therapy, new modalities of MCS and development of surgical techniques for heart and lung failure, stem cell therapy applications of cell line development in advanced heart failure, development of artificial lung-oxygenation membranes and ECMO support, coronary artery bypass, valve surgery, physician education and training

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gomez-Abraham, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).

Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS
Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Temple University
Professor of Surgery and Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
CEO, Temple University Health System
Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, mesothelioma, myasthenia gravis

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaiser, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).

Suresh Keshavamurthy, MD, FACS, FCCP, FACC
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: cardiothoracic surgery, valve surgery, re-operations, transplantation, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting, and use of multiple arterial conduits for CABG

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Keshavamurthy, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).

Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
William Maul Measey Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Co-Surgical Director, Temple Heart & Vascular Institute
Vice-Chair, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Temple University Hospital

Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Coronary artery bypass surgery, mitral valve repair and replacement, aortic valve repair and replacement, aortic root surgery, Ross procedure, tricuspid-pulmonary valve replacement and repair, throacic aortic surgery, adult congenital cardiac surgery, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, heart, lung and heart-lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices, total artificial heart, ECMO

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Toyoda, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).


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