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Nasser K. Altorki, MB, BCH

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"What we hope to do is assemble a world class medical and research team that can provide our patients with first rate medical care and bring them the most advanced treatments."

Dr. Nasser Altorki is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at New York 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. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Altorki began his hospital and teaching appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Altorki is a renowned thoracic surgeon to students and colleagues who are particularly interested in esophageal and lung cancer surgery and research. 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 clincial trials in lung and esophageal cancer. His surgical interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for lung and esophageal diseases.

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.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialties
Thoracic Surgery (Board Certified)
Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And Training
1977 Cairo University Faculty of Medcine
Internship: 1981 Washington Hospital Center
Residency: 1985 University of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
Fellowship: 1987 University of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
Clinical Expertise
GERD Surgery
Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Thoracic Lung Cases
Laparoscopic Fundoplication
Esophageal Cancer
GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
Barrett's Esophagus
Lung Surgery
Lung Cancer
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 746-5156
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Suite M-404 Floor: 4
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-5156
Fax: (212) 746-8223
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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