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

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

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