Scott Cowan, MD

Scott Cowan, MD, FACS

Thoracic Surgery Philadelphia, PA

Associate Professor, Surgery, Jefferson Medical College-Thos Jefferson Univ

Office Address

  • 1025 Walnut Street
    Suite 607 College Building
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (215) 955-6996
    Fax: (215) 955-6010

Scott Cowan, MD, FACS

Thoracic Surgery Philadelphia, PA

Associate Professor, Surgery, Jefferson Medical College-Thos Jefferson Univ

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General HospitalMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson University
  • Jefferson Medical CollegeJefferson Medical College
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • University of Maryland
  • University of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1999 - 2016
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Dean’s Award for Excellence in EducationThomas Jefferson Medical College, 2013
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationAllscripts Enterprise EHR, Allscripts, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Goracci Award for Excellence in Teaching2004

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Ambroise Pare (1510 to 1590): A Surgeon Centuries Ahead of his Time  Shen JT, Weinstein M, Beekley A, Yeo C, Cowan S, American Surgeon, 6/1/2014
    • Francis F Maury MD (1840-1879): An often forgotten pioneer in early American surgery  Chevrollier G, Cowan SW, Yeo CJ, Kairys JC, American Surgeon, 6/1/2014
    • Mary H Gibbon: Teamwork of the Heart  Columbus A, Cowan SW, Yeo CJ, Milan SA, American Surgeon, 3/1/2014

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Sabiston and Spencer: Surgery of the Chest Chapter: Secondary Tumors of the Lung. 
      Scott Cowan, Melissa Culligan, Joseph Friedberg
      Editors: .
      Edition 8th,2010
    • Lung Cancer: Principles and Practice Chapter: Malignant pleural and pericardial effusions. Chap. 56 Page 794 - 804
      Carr SR, Cowan SW, Zeltsman D, Friedberg JS
      Editors: Pass HI, Carbone DP, Johnson DH, Minna JD, Turrisi AT.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
      Edition 3rd,2005
    • Peripheral Vascular Disorders Chapter: Aortic aneurysms. Chap. 7. Page 59 - 65
      Cowan SW, Kahn M
      Editors: Merli GJ, Weitz HH, Carabasi RA.WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA


    • Risk factor analysis for post-operative unplanned intubation and ventilator dependence. Johnson, AP, Kshetrapal Hsu, Cohn HE, Cowan SW, 2014 ACS NSQIP Meeting, 7/1/2014
    • Racial disparity in in-hospital mortality after lobectomy for lung cancer. Baker MA, Hegarty SE, Keith SW, Cowan SW, Evans NE, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, 4/1/2014
    • Treatment of complicated parapneumonic effusions with Alteplase + Dornase alpha: A case series and pharmacoeconomic comment. McDaniel Cara, Agarwal V, Cowan, S, Hehn B, In proceeding of: 42nd Critical Care Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1/1/2014


    • “Department of Surgery Patient Satisfaction Surveys”. 5/1/2014
    • “Quality and Safety in Surgery” 5/1/2014
    • "SCIP Update” 4/1/2014


    • Mediastinal Tumors. Clinical Decision Support System on Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine: A digital reference for desktop and mobile applications. Web based publication. Scott W. Cowan, Joseph Friedberg
    • Pleural Problems. Clinical Decision Support: Critical Care Medicine. Web based publication. Scott W. Cowan, Joseph Friedberg


    • Infection Control Committee Member
    • NSQIP Surgeon Champion
    • Gibbon Surgical Society Faculty Advisor
    • Patient Safety Committee Member
    • Patient Satisfaction Committee Member

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • AmeriHealth Direct POS
    • Amerihealth HMO
    • AmeriHealth PPO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • GHI PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net Arizona HMO
    • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
    • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
    • Horizon BCBS HMO
    • Horizon BCBS POS
    • Horizon BCBS PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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