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About Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.D.
I have dedicated my life's work to caring for and caring about patients with various chest condition such as lung cancer and esophageal cancer or benign diseases of the esophagus. I am especially passionate about bringing to my patients the latest cutting edge surgical treatment such as minimally invasive surgery as well as the amazing advances in immunotherapy and precision medicine.
And I get to do all that at the one of the greatest medical center in the country, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Nasser Altorki is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at NewYork Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Following medical school in Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Altorki completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital, where he subsequently completed a fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr. Altorki is a internationally renowned thoracic surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery. His professional interests include: lung cancer immunotherapy and prevention; esophageal diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux and the etiology of esophageal motor disorders; the biology, staging and therapy for esophageal carcinoma; new clinical trials in cancer; mediastinal tumors; thymomas and clinical trials in lung and esophageal cancer.
Dr. Altorki is a member of several medical societies that focus on thoracic and cardiac surgery, as well as cancer and gastro-esophageal research and disease prevention. He has published a number of journal articles, book chapters and manuscript reviews on these topics.
Honor Society, Cairo University 1977
American Cancer Society Award and Fellowship 1983-84
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
M.B.,B.Ch.University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine (Egypt)1977
Attending Cardiothoracic SurgeonNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
David B. Skinner, M.D. Professor of Thoracic SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Professor of Cardiothoracic SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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