Patrick Ross, Jr., MD, PHD

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Your health is our priority. Our team of thoracic disease specialists are committed to offering you personalized, state-of-the-art, innovative care. We understand that your needs will change across the timeline of your illness and our team will be prepared to care for you and guide you as these events unfold.

Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery
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Main Line HealthCare Thoracic Surgery
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Patient Reviews:
4.9 out of 5 with 57 ratings and 7 comments

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Thoracic Surgery

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Lankenau Medical Center, Medical Science Building, Suite 275
Wynnewood, PA 19096

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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli Hospital, Medical Office Building 3, Suite 331
Paoli, PA 19301

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Patrick Ross, Jr., MD, PHD

Patrick Ross, MD, pioneered many of the robotic thoracic surgical procedures in use today and trains other physicians in these advanced techniques. He has performed more than 500 robotic thoracic procedures and is one of the most experienced robotic thoracic surgeons in the United States. Dr. Ross is also a pioneer and nationally renowned specialist in utilizing photodynamic therapy (PDT), a minimally invasive, non-surgical way to treat lung cancer. PDT uses special drugs, called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. Studies have shown that PDT can work as well as surgery or radiation therapy but may have no long-term side effects, is most often done as an outpatient, and can be targeted very precisely.

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Education and Training


  • Medical School
    St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    General Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship
    Thoracic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Awards and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doc - 2024
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • International Photodynamic Association
  • Editorial Board
  • Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9 out of 5 with 57 ratings and 7 comments
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