Samer A. Kanaan, MD, FACS

Dr. Kanaan specializes in thoracic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, esophageal surgery and Heller myotomy. Every effort is made to ensure a faster recovery for his patients, with measures such as small incisions. Delivery of the highest quality compassionate care is important to Dr. Kanaan.

“My patients come first. I treat them as I would want my family treated.”

Dr. Kanaan is currently accepting new patients and accepts a wide variety of health plans including Medicare.

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology

Board Certification

  • Thoracic Surgery Certified
  • General Surgery Certified

Organizations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Orange County Medical Society
  • Physician Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Awards

  • Leading Physician of the World
  • Top Cardiothoracic and Minimally Invasive Surgeon in California, 2014
  • Jackson and Coker Cum Laude “Doctor of the Year” Finalist, 2013
  • US News and World Report Top Doctors in America Award, 2012, Thoracic Surgery
  • America’s Top Surgeons Award in Thoracic Surgery, 2010-2016 by Consumers Research Council of America
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America Award for 2010-2016

Personal Interests

  • Family time
  • Soccer
  • History
This physician is a member of the MemorialCare Physician Society, which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic / Thoracic Surgery

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
Northwestern University - School of Medicine
Type:
Residency
Institution:
Northwestern University - McGaw Medical Center
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
University of Southern California - LA County Medical Center
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
Brigham & Women's Hospital

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations

MemorialCare Network