Thoracic Surgery

Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS

The Lewis Katz Dean at the School of Medicine
Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Temple University
President and CEO, Temple University Health System
Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Fellowship (Research), Surgical Oncology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency, Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Residency, Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Residency, Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certification
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American College of Radiology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Surgical Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Fleischner Society
  • General Thoracic Surgical Biology Club
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • Halsted Society
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine
  • Longmire Surgical Society
  • Society of Clinical Surgery
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Surgical Biology Club II
  • Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Friends of National Library of Medicine
  • John Morgan Society
  • Penn Club
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
  • Mental Health Task Force
  • Texas Surgical Society
Awards and Honors
  • Top Doctors, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, Philadelphia magazine
  • Best Doctors in America, Northeast Region
  • World Class Doc, Philadelphia Magazine
  • Top Doctor in America, American Health
  • Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America
  • Tulane Medical Alumni Association Award
  • Merck Manual Award, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Department of Surgery Faculty Teaching Award
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • I.S. Ravdin Master Clinician Award, Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence, UPenn School of Medicine
  • First Prize in the Surgery Category of the British Medical Association Book Awards for Operative Thoracic Surgery
  • Operative Thoracic Surgery Winner in Category of Scholarly Academic Reference Books at the PBIF British Book Design and Production Awards
  • University of Houston’s McGovern Award and Lecture