Samer Kanaan

Samer Kanaan

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

27451 Los Altos Suite 290 Mission Viejo California, 92691

About

  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thymectomy
  • Pericardial Window
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Airway Stent Placement
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Decortication
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Wedge Resection
  • Lobectomy
  • Sleeve Resection
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Diagphragm Plication
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Esophageal Stent Placement
  • Nissen Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Zenkers Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophagectomy

Education and Training

University Southern California 0

Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 0

Brigham and Women's Hospital Associate Surgeon 0

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery- General and Thoracic Surgery

Provider Details

Male English 23 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cardiothoracic SurgeryThoracic Oncology

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Guest Lecturing on Lung Cancer -

Awards

  • Jackson and Coker Cum Laude “Doctor of the Year” Finalist, 2013   
  • US NEWS and WORLD Report TOP DOCTORS in AMERICA Award 2012, Thoracic Surgery   
  • 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   
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society   
  • Phi Beta Kappa   
  • Individual National Research Service Award 2001   
  • Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award 2011-2012   
  • Service Excellence Award 2009, Queen of the Valley Medical Center Avatar Survey   

Fellowships

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery); University of Southern California Los Angeles (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Professional Society Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians

Articles and Publications

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    1)         S Kanaan.  2011 Cancer Program Annual Report:  Focus on Lung Cancer 2000-2010.  Queen of the Valley Medical Center, 2012.

     

     

     

    2)         S Kanaan.  2011 Cancer Program Annual Report:  Focus on Lung Cancer 2000-2010.  Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 2012.

     

     

     

    3)         S Kanaan, C Baker, and V Starnes.  Resection of Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysms in a Takayasu’s Arteritis Patient.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85:1795-1796, 2008.

     

     

     

    4)         S Kanaan and T DeMeester.  Fibrovascular Polyp of the Esophagus Causing Impaired Oxygenation.  Diseases of the Esophagus, 20:453-454, 2007.

     

     

     

    5)         S Kanaan and I Nuno.  Atrial Myxoma Presenting as Asthma in Adolescent.  Internet Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 8, Number 2, 2007.

     

     

     

    6)         S Kanaan, W Boswell, and J Hagen. Clinical and Radiographic Signs to Early Detection of Lobar Torsion and Subsequent Successful Intervention.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 132: 720-721, 2006. 

     

     

     

    7)         S Kanaan, K Shamsuddin, M Silka, W Wells.  Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Resection for Treatment of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia in a 2-year-old Child. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 130:948-949, 2005. 

     

     

     

    8)         SA Kanaan, BD Kozower, T Suda, N Daddi, T Tagawa, T Mohanakumar, GA Patterson. Intratracheal Adenovirus Mediated Gene Transfer is the Optimal Delivery Route for use in Experimental Lung Transplantation. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 124:1130-1136, 2002.

     

     

     

    9)         SA Kanaan, T Suda, BD Kozower, N Daddi, T Tagawa, T Mohanakumar, GA Patterson. Intratracheal Adenovirus Mediated Gene Transfer is the Optimal Delivery Route for use in Experimental Lung Transplantation. Surgical Forum, LII:122-123, 2001.

     

     

     

    10)       SA Kanaan, KM Murayama, LT Merriam, LG Dawes, JB Prystowsky, RV Rege, RJ Joehl. Risk Factors for Conversion of Laparoscopic to Open Cholecystectomy. Journal of Surgical Research, 106:20-24, 2002.

     

     

     

    11)       LT Merriam, SA Kanaan, LG Dawes, P Angelos, JB Prystowsky, RV Rege, and RJ Joehl.  Gangrenous Cholecystitis:  Analysis of Risk Factors and Experience with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Surgery, 126:680-686, 1999.

     

     

     

    12)       BD Kozower,  SA Kanaan, SD Cassivi, GA Patterson. Potential for Gene Therapy in Lung Transplantation. Current Opinions of Organ Transplantation, 6:248-252, 2001.

     

     

     

    13)       N Daddi, SA Kanaan, T Suda, F D’Ovidio, B Kozower, T Tagawa, K Grapperhaus, JH Ritter, T Mohanakumar, GA Patterson.  Recipient Intramuscular Administration of Naked Plasmid TGFb1 Attenuates Lung Graft Reperfusion Injury. Journal of Heart Lung Transplantation, 22:1323-1334, 2003. 

     

     

     

    14)       BD Kozower, SA Kanaan, T Tagawa, T Suda, K Grapperhaus, N Daddi, EC Crouch, CM Doerschuk, and GA Patterson.  Intramuscular Gene Transfer of Interleukin-10 Reduces Neutrophil Recruitment and Ameliorates Lung Graft Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. American Journal of Transplantation, 2:837-842, 2002.

     

     

     

    15)       T Tagawa, BD Kozower, SA Kanaan, N Daddi, M Muraoka, T Oka, JH Ritter, GA Patterson. Gene Transfer of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Improves the Function of Lung Allografts. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 127:1558-1563, 2004.

     

    16)       T Tagawa, BD Kozower, SA Kanaan, N Daddi, T Suda, GA Patterson.  Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Gene Transfer Ameliorates Lung Graft Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 126:1147-1154, 2003.

     

     

     

    17)       BD Kozower, TD Sweitzer, SA Kanaan, T. Tagawa, SM Albeda, VR Muzykantov, GA Patterson.  Vascular Immunotargeting to lung graft endothelium. Journal of Heart Lung Transplantation, 21:58,2002

     

     

     

    18)       BD Kozower, N Daddi, SA Kanaan, T Tagawa, T Suda, GA Patterson.  Recipient intramuscular transfection of adenovirus interleukin-10 reduces lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury. Surgical Forum, LII:120-122, 2001.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    19)       T Suda, T Tagawa, SA Kanaan, BD Kozower, N Daddi, T Mohanakumar, GA Patterson.  Adenovirus Encoding Soluble TNF alpha Receptor Ig Co-transfection Prolongs Gene Expression in Rat Lung. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 126:1155-1161, 2003.

     

     

     

    20)       T Suda, N Daddi, Tagawa T, SA Kanaan, BD Kozower, JH Ritter, GA Patterson. Recipient Intramuscular Cotransfection of Transforming Growth Factor Beta1 and Interleukin 10 Ameliorates Acute Lung Graft Rejection. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 129:926-931, 2005.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    21)       N Daddi, T Suda, F D’Ovidio, SA Kanaan, T Tagawa, K Grapperhaus, BD Kozower, JH Ritter, NS Yew, T Mohanakumar, GA Patterson.  Recipient Intramuscular Cotransfection of Naked Plasmid TGFb1 and IL-10 Ameliorates Lung Graft Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 124:259-269, 2002.

     

     

     

    22)       T Tagawa, T Suda, N Daddi, BD Kozower, SA Kanaan, T Mohanakumar, GA Patterson.  Low Dose Endobronchial Gene Transfer Ameliorates Lung Graft Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 123:795-802, 2002.

     

     

     

    Abstracts

     

    1)         SA Kanaan, KM Murayama, LT Merriam, LG Dawes, JB Prystowsky, RV Rege, and RJ Joehl. Risk Factors for Conversion of Laparoscopic to Open Cholecystectomy.  Abstract, Association of VA Surgeons, Twenty-fifth Annual Surgical Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, May 6, 2001.         

     

    * Awarded with Best Clinical Presentation.

     

     

     

    2)         SA Kanaan, T Suda, B Kozower, N Daddi,  T Tagawa,  T Mohanakumar,  and GA Patterson. Intratracheal Adenovirus Mediated Gene Transfer is the optimal Delivery Route for use in Experimental Lung Transplantation.  Abstract, American College of Surgeons, Eighty-seventh Clinical Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 10, 2001.

     

     

     

    3)      AD Vaca, S Kanaan, IN Nuño, J Szenohradszki, and PD Lumb. Huge

     

    Right Atrial Myxoma.  Abstract, 43rd Annual Western Anesthesia

     

    Residents Conference, May 5, 2006.

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Mentors and Training

Teaching and speaking

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    1)      SA Kanaan. Lung Cancer Update.  CME Grand Rounds, South Haven Medical Center, December 2014. (South Haven, Michigan)

     

     

     

    2)      SA Kanaan. Lung Cancer Update.  CME Grand Rounds, Western Michigan University Medical School, July 2015. (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

     

     

     

    3)      SA Kanaan. Thoracic Surgery.  General Surgery Resident Lecture Series, Western Michigan University Medical School, February 2015. (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

     

     

     

    4)      SA Kanaan. Cardiac Surgery.  General Surgery Resident Lecture Series, Western Michigan University Medical School, April 2015. (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

     

     

     

    5)      SA Kanaan. Esophageal Cancer Update.  CME Grand Rounds, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, September 2013. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    6)      SA Kanaan. Lung Cancer and CT screening.  Napa Rotary Club, March 2013. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    7)      SA Kanaan. Lung Cancer and CT screening.  CME Grand Rounds, Northbay Medical Center, November 2012. (Faifield, California)

     

     

     

    8)      SA Kanaan.  Thoracic Nursing Lecture.  Queen of the Valley Medical Center, September 2012. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    9)      SA Kanaan. Lung Cancer and CT screening.  CME Grand Rounds, Petaluma Valley Hospital, September 2012. (Petaluma, California)

     

     

     

    10)  SA Kanaan.  Lung Cancer and More.  Meet The Doctors Lecture Series, The Meadows, June 2012. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    11)  SA Kanaan.  Thoracic Nursing Lecture.  Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 4 West, June 2012. (Santa Rosa, California)

     

     

     

    12)  SA Kanaan.  Thoracic Nursing Lecture.  Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 3 East, June 2012. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    13)  SA Kanaan.  Lung Cancer and More.  Meet The Doctors Lecture Series, The Springs of Napa Valley, April 2012. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    14)  SA Kanaan.  Management of Postraumatic Retained Hemothorax.  Trauma Conference, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, March 2012. (Santa Rosa, California)

     

     

     

    15)  SA Kanaan. Lung Cancer and CT screening.  CME Grand Rounds, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, February 2012. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    16)  SA Kanaan.  Lung Cancer and More.  Meet The Doctors Lecture Series, The Meadows of Napa Valley, November 2011. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    17)  SA Kanaan.  Lung Cancer and More.  Meet The Doctors Lecture Series, Vista Sonoma Retirement Home, November 2011. (Santa Rosa, California)

     

     

     

    18)  SA Kanaan.  Lung Cancer Update.  CME Grand Rounds, Petaluma Valley Hospital, July 2011. (Petaluma, California)

     

     

     

    19)  SA Kanaan. Lung Cancer Update.  Alliance of Aging Guest Speaker, Aegis Living Center, November 2010. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    20)  SA Kanaan. The Importance of Documentation: The Medical and Legal Issues.  CME Grand Rounds, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, September 2010. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    21)  SA Kanaan. Smoking Cessation.  CME Grand Rounds, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, August 2010. (San Jose, California)

     

     

     

    22)  SA Kanaan.  Health Hearts and Healthy Lungs.  Synergy Wellness Lecture for California School Administrators Health and Wellness Institute, Meritage Resort, July 2010. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    23)  SA Kanaan.  To Drink or Not to Drink.  Synergy Wellness Lecture for California School Administrators Health and Wellness Institute, Meritage Resort, July 2010. (Napa, California)

     

     

     

    24)  SA Kanaan.  Lung Cancer Update.  CME Grand Rounds, Sonoma Valley Hospital, June 2010. (Sonoma, California)

     

     

     

    25)  SA Kanaan.  Thoracic Surgery.  CME for OR Nurses, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, March 201

Hobbies / Sports

  • Soccer

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mission Hospital
  • Mission Viejo CA

Samer Kanaan's Practice location

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Mission Viejo, California 92691
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