Walter J. Scott, M.D., F.A.C.S., is chief of the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at Abington Jefferson Hospital and a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia. Board certified in thoracic surgery, Dr. Scott specializes in the treatment of cancers involving the chest, with a special emphasis on the treatment of lung cancer. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Philadelphia and as one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer Treatment (thoracic surgery) by Castle Connolly.
His research interests include the use of positron emission tomography (PET) for the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with lung cancer and the development of minimally invasive and robotic surgical approaches for the treatment of thoracic cancers, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymomas and thymic cancers, and malignant pleural mesothelioma.
A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Scott is also a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He serves as an editorial reviewer for a number of journals, including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
He is also a member of several national clinical trials groups, including ECOG and NRG. A graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Scott completed his general surgery residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
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