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Giving back to the community. St. Joseph Health System Office

Samer A. Kanaan, MD

Specialty
  • Thoracic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Address
27451 Los Altos
Suite 290
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
27451 Los Altos
Suite 290
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 716-2400
Fax
(949) 716-2401
Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

Website
Samerkanaanmd.com
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Thoracic Surgery
    Secondary Specialties
    • General Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Education
    • Medical School
      Northwestern University Medical School- Chicago, Illinois - 1997
    • Residency
      Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center- Chicago, Illinois - 2004
    • Fellowship
      University Southern California- Los Angeles, CA - 2007
    • Fellowship
      Brigham and Women's Hospital- Harvard, CT - 2008
    • Residency
      Washington University- St. Louis, Missouri - 2002
    • Internship
      Northwestern McGraw Medical Center- Chicago, Illinois - 1998
    Awards
    America's Top Surgeons Award in Thoracic Surgey - Consumers Research Council of America - 2010, 2011 Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award - Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - 2011 Values in Action Excellence Award - St. Joseph Health - 2010 Values in Action Service Award - St. Joseph Health - 2012 Top Cardiothoracic and Minimally Invasive Surgeon in California, Leading Physician of the World 2014 Jackson and Coker Cum Laude “Doctor of the Year” Finalist, 2013 US News and World Report Top Doctors in America Award,2012 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
    Areas of Interest

    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Thoracic Oncology
    Robotic Surgery

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Dr. Kanaan specializes in thoracic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, esophageal surgery and Heller myotomy. Board certifications include thoracic surgery and general surgery. 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.”

    Personal Interests are family time, soccer and history. Dr. Kanaan is currently accepting new patients.

    Certifications
    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    Areas of Expertise
    I specialize in thoracic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, esophageal surgery, and Heller myotomy.