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Samer A. Kanaan, MD

  • Thoracic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Jude Medical Center
27451 Los Altos
Suite 290
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

27451 Los Altos
Suite 290
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Get Directions
(949) 444-5864
(949) 258-5863
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Thoracic Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    Secondary Specialties
    • General Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Education & Training
    • 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
    Areas of Interest

    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Thoracic Oncology
    Robotic Surgery

  • 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.

    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.