Dr. Abbas E. Abbas is Surgeon in Chief and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the Surgical Director of the Lung Cancer, Thoracic Malignancy and Foregut Disease Programs. Board certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Abbas earned his MD from Ain-Shams University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. He completed a General Surgery residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, and a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Since then, he has held several leadership positions at different academic institutions including the Ohio State University, Ochsner Clinic, Tulane University and Temple University. Dr. Abbas is one of the earliest adopters of robotic thoracic surgery and has extensive expertise in robotic surgery for mediastinal, esophageal and lung disease. His center is active in providing training for robotic thoracic surgery.