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Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD


Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD


Associate Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Telephone: 215-707-9115

Fax: 215-707-9131

Email: abbas.abbas@temple.edu



Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery


Educational Background:


MD, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 1988


Internship, Pinnacle Health System, Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, 1998


Residency, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2000


Fellowship, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2003


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Artificial Cardiac Support, Penn State University, Hershey, PA, 1995


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Thoracic Gene Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, 1998


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clinical Interests:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Robotic surgery for esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Robotic surgery for lung cancer
  • Benign esophageal disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia
  • Robotic surgery for Myasthenia gravis and thymic tumors
  • Endoscopic esophageal and bronchial procedures, e.g. endoscopic ultrasound, endobrachial ultrasound, esophageal stents, bronchial stents, laser, cryospray, navigational bronchoscopy
  • Airway surgery

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board certification(s):

  • The American Board of Surgery, 2004
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2004

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professional affiliations:


  • Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • The General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

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Research Interests:


  • Gene therapy for esophageal cancer
  • The microenvironment of esophageal cancer, especially the role of tumor initiating cells
  • Clinical outcomes in robotic surgery
  • Clinical outcomes in esophageal cancer
  • Clinical outcomes in lung cancer

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25596793. Madder RD, Abbas AE, Safian RD, First-in-man use of intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy in the carotid arteries to characterize atherosclerotic plaque prior to carotid stenting. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 8:2(e29-31)2015 Feb

25138664. Abbas AE, Franey LM, Lester S, Raff G, Gallagher MJ, Hanzel G, Safian RD, Pibarot P, The role of jet eccentricity in generating disproportionately elevated transaortic pressure gradients in patients with aortic stenosis. Echocardiography 32:2(372-82)2015 Feb

24567281. Martin RC 2nd, Cannon RM, Brown RE, Ellis SF, Williams S, Scoggins CR, Abbas AE, Evaluation of quality of life following placement of self-expanding plastic stents as a bridge to surgery in patients receiving neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer. Oncologist 19:3(259-65)2014 Mar

24560848. Abd Ellatif ME, Abdallah E, Askar W, Thabet W, Aboushady M, Abbas AE, El Hadidi A, Elezaby AF, Salama AF, Dawoud IE, Moatamed A, Wahby M, Long term predictors of success after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Int J Surg 12:5(504-8)2014

24365250. Abbas AE, Franey LM, Lester SJ, Doppler-derived pulmonary vascular resistance: simplicity, accuracy, and applicability. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 27:1(109)2014 Jan

24002761. Bolton JS, Conway WC, Abbas AE, Planned delay of oral intake after esophagectomy reduces the cervical anastomotic leak rate and hospital length of stay. J Gastrointest Surg 18:2(304-9)2014 Feb

23860092. Abbas AE, Franey LM, Marwick T, Maeder MT, Kaye DM, Vlahos AP, Serra W, Al-Azizi K, Schiller NB, Lester SJ, Noninvasive assessment of pulmonary vascular resistance by Doppler echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:10(1170-7)2013 Oct

23846363. Do MV, Smith TA, Bazan HA, Sternbergh WC 3rd, Abbas AE, Richardson WS, Laparoscopic versus robot-assisted surgery for median arcuate ligament syndrome. Surg Endosc 27:11(4060-6)2013 Nov

23634784. Kluger Y, Ben-Ishay O, Sartelli M, Ansaloni L, Abbas AE, Agresta F, Biffl WL, Baiocchi L, Bala M, Catena F, Coimbra R, Cui Y, Di Saverio S, Das K, El Zalabany T, Fraga GP, Gomes CA, Gonsaga RA, Kenig J, Leppäniemi A, Marwah S, Junior GA, Sakakushev B, Siribumrungwong B, Sato N, Tranà C, Vettoretto N, Moore EE, World society of emergency surgery study group initiative on Timing of Acute Care Surgery classification (TACS). World J Emerg Surg 8:1(17)2013 May 1

23534817. Bilolikar AN, Abbas AE, Munoz Maldonado Y, Bendick PJ, Dixon S, Prospective radial artery study following induction of reactive hyperemia looking at degree of diameter growth in healthy subjects. J Interv Cardiol 26:3(310-6)2013 Jun

23480929. Hussain SZ, Abbas AE, Brown MF, Sankararaman S, Wellman G, Noel RA, Hyman P, Surgical reconstruction of the double lumen esophagus. J Pediatr Surg 48:3(661-4)2013 Mar

23278313. Abbas AE, Franey LM, Goldstein J, Lester S, Aortic valve stenosis: to the gradient and beyond--the mismatch between area and gradient severity. J Interv Cardiol 26:2(183-94)2013 Apr

23269370. Abd Ellatif ME, Askar WA, Abbas AE, Noaman N, Negm A, El-Morsy G, El Nakeeb A, Magdy A, Amin M, Quality-of-life measures after single-access versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized study. Surg Endosc 27:6(1896-906)2013 Jun

22538670. Abbas AE, Abd Ellatif ME, Noaman N, Negm A, El-Morsy G, Amin M, Moatamed A, Patient-perspective quality of life after laparoscopic and open hernia repair: a controlled randomized trial. Surg Endosc 26:9(2465-70)2012 Sep

21883472. Abbas AE, Goodman LM, Safian RD, Timmis R, Chinnaiyan K, Decker JM, Crimmins G, Boura J, A novel mortality risk score for female patients undergoing endovascular interventions. J Interv Cardiol 24:6(555-61)2011 Dec

21875697. Abd Ellatif ME, El Nakeeb A, Shoma AM, Abbas AE, Askar W, Noman N, Dye assisted lymphatic sparing subinguinal varicocelectomy. A prospective randomized study. Int J Surg 9:8(626-31)2011

21554395. Gribar JJ, Jiddou M, Choksi N, Abbas AE, Bowers T, Kazmierczak C, Timms C, Safian RD, Carotid stenting in high-risk patients: early and late outcomes. J Interv Cardiol 24:3(247-53)2011 Jun

21463793. Brown RE, Abbas AE, Ellis S, Williams S, Scoggins CR, McMasters KM, Martin RC 2nd, A prospective phase II evaluation of esophageal stenting for neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer: optimal performance and surgical safety. J Am Coll Surg 212:4(582-8; discussion 588-9)2011 Apr

20726411. Crenshaw GD, Shankar SS, Brown RE, Abbas AE, Bolton JS, Extracorporeal gastric stapling reduces the incidence of gastric conduit failure after minimally invasive esophagectomy. Am Surg 76:8(823-8)2010 Aug

20500545. Abbas AE, Goodman LM, Timmis R, Boura J, Predictors of poor outcome in female patients undergoing endovascular intervention. J Interv Cardiol 23:4(401-10)2010 Aug

19901418. Janjua M, Omran FM, Kastoon T, Alshami M, Abbas AE, Inferior vena cava filter migration: updated review and case presentation. J Invasive Cardiol 21:11(606-10)2009 Nov

17670169. Abbas AE, Liu P, Lee RW, Acquired post-pneumonectomy dextrocardia. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 3:1(25-7)2004 Mar

17543756. Lee KS, Abbas AE, Khandheria BK, Lester SJ, Echocardiographic assessment of right heart hemodynamic parameters. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:6(773-82)2007 Jun

17336753. Bidart CM, Abbas AE, Parish JM, Chaliki HP, Moreno CA, Lester SJ, The noninvasive evaluation of exercise-induced changes in pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:3(270-5)2007 Mar

16768799. Povoski SP, Marsh WL Jr, Spigos DG, Abbas AE, Buchele BA, Management of a patient with multiple recurrences of fibromatosis (desmoid tumor) of the breast involving the chest wall musculature. World J Surg Oncol 4:(32)2006 Jun 12

16720207. Magro CM, Abbas AE, Seilstad K, Pope-Harman AL, Nadasdy T, Ross P Jr, C3d and the septal microvasculature as a predictor of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Hum Immunol 67:4-5(274-83)2006 Apr-May

16671103. Magro CM, Abbas AE, Ross P Jr, The application of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of metastatic endobronchial disease. Lasers Surg Med 38:5(376-83)2006 Jun

16467179. Magro CM, Pope-Harman AL, Abbas AE, Ross P Jr, Lung transplantation: opportunities for research and clinical advancement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:4(466-7; author reply 467)2006 Feb 15

16139127. Abbas AE, Brewington SD, Dixon SR, Boura JA, Grines CL, O'Neill WW, Intracoronary fibrin-specific thrombolytic infusion facilitates percutaneous recanalization of chronic total occlusion. J Am Coll Cardiol 46:5(793-8)2005 Sep 6

16018836. Abbas AE, Brodie B, Dixon S, Marsalese D, Brewington S, O'Neill WW, Grines LL, Grines CL, Incidence and prognostic impact of gastrointestinal bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 96:2(173-6)2005 Jul 15

15966918. Abbas AE, Brewington SD, Dixon SR, Grines CL, O'Neill WW, Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. J Interv Cardiol 18:3(155-62)2005 Jun

15950572. Abbas AE, Brewington SD, Dixon SR, Boura J, Grines CL, O'Neill WW, Success, safety, and mechanisms of failure of percutaneous coronary intervention for occlusive non-drug-eluting in-stent restenosis versus native artery total occlusion. Am J Cardiol 95:12(1462-6)2005 Jun 15

15686766. Abbas AE, Lester SJ, Connolly H, Pregnancy and the cardiovascular system. Int J Cardiol 98:2(179-89)2005 Feb 15

15676161. Abbas AE, Appleton CP, Liu PT, Sweeney JP, Congenital absence of the pericardium: case presentation and review of literature. Int J Cardiol 98:1(21-5)2005 Jan

15566911. Abbas AE, Brodie B, Stone G, Cox D, Berman A, Brewington S, Dixon S, O'Neill WW, Grines CL, Frequency of returning to work one and six months following percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 94:11(1403-5)2004 Dec 1

15464674. Abbas AE, Boura JA, Brewington SD, Dixon SR, O'Neill WW, Grines CL, Acute angiographic analysis of non-ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 94:7(907-9)2004 Oct 1

15464474. Abbas AE, Deschamps C, Cassivi SD, Nichols FC 3rd, Allen MS, Schleck CD, Pairolero PC, Chest-wall desmoid tumors: results of surgical intervention. Ann Thorac Surg 78:4(1219-23; discussion 1219-23)2004 Oct

15282486. Abbas AE, Fortuin FD, Patel B, Moreno CA, Schiller NB, Lester SJ, Noninvasive measurement of systemic vascular resistance using Doppler echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:8(834-8)2004 Aug

14759403. Abbas AE, Deschamps C, Cassivi SD, Allen MS, Nichols FC 3rd, Miller DL, Pairolero PC, Barrett's esophagus: the role of laparoscopic fundoplication. Ann Thorac Surg 77:2(393-6)2004 Feb

14636929. Abbas AE, Fortuin FD, Schiller NB, Appleton CP, Moreno CA, Lester SJ, Echocardiographic determination of mean pulmonary artery pressure. Am J Cardiol 92:11(1373-6)2003 Dec 1

12651052. Abbas AE, Fortuin FD, Schiller NB, Appleton CP, Moreno CA, Lester SJ, A simple method for noninvasive estimation of pulmonary vascular resistance. J Am Coll Cardiol 41:6(1021-7)2003 Mar 19

12415240. Abbas AE, Loftis R, Lester SJ, Crawford MB, Appleton CP, Generalized tetany: an unusual complication during dobutamine stress echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:11(1414-6)2002 Nov

10609661. Toyoizumi T, Mick R, Abbas AE, Kang EH, Kaiser LR, Molnar-Kimber KL, Combined therapy with chemotherapeutic agents and herpes simplex virus type 1 ICP34.5 mutant (HSV-1716) in human non-small cell lung cancer. Hum Gene Ther 10:18(3013-29)1999 Dec 10

10585055. Lambright ES, Caparrelli DJ, Abbas AE, Toyoizumi T, Coukos G, Molnar-Kimber KL, Kaiser LR, Oncolytic therapy using a mutant type-1 herpes simplex virus and the role of the immune system. Ann Thorac Surg 68:5(1756-60; discussion 1761-2)1999 Nov

9915537. Abbas AE, Weiss SM, Alvear DT, Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: delays in diagnosis and overutilization of imaging modalities. Am Surg 65:1(73-6)1999 Jan

8237082. Metwalli OM, al-Okbi SY, Abbas AE, Impact of some commonly used Egyptian diets on plasma lipids profiles of rats. Z Ernahrungswiss 32:3(229-36)1993 Sep

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