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Samer Kanaan, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Asbestosis Diffuse Pleural Thickening Lung Cancer Pericardial Mesothelioma Peritoneal Mesothelioma Pleural Effusions Pleural Mesothelioma Pleural Plaques Pleuritis

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Samer Kanaan is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon from Laguna Hills, California. He has been in practice for the past 20 years. In 1997, Dr. Kanaan graduated from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed a residency stage in general surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and two fellowship stages in thoracic surgery at the University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Hanaan is a board-certified specialist in surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. During his career, he received the following awards: Leading Physician of the World, the US News Top Doctor award. Dr. Hanaan has a vast research experience. Some of the topics he presented in his publications are early detection of lobar torsion, giant coronary artery aneurysms, acute lung graft rejection, gene transfer of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor, experimental lung transplantation, low-dose endobronchial gene transfer, fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus. Dr. Hanaan collaborates with the following institutions in his area: Borgess Medical Center, Mission Hospital, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

  • Education & Training


    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Medical School


    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University



    Brigham and Women\'s Hospital



    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Borgess Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (269) 226-7000

    1521 Gull Rd

    Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048

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    Mission Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (949) 364-1400

    27700 Medical Center Rd

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

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    Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (714) 378-7000

    9920 Talbert Ave

    Fountain Valley, California 92708

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    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (949) 837-4500

    24451 Health Center Dr

    Laguna Hills, California 92653

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Samer Kanaan has contributed to 3 publications.

    Resection of giant coronary artery aneurysms in a Takayasu's arteritis patient.

    Kanaan S Baker C Starnes V ; Ann Thorac Surg . 2008 May .

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    Clinical and radiographic signs lead to early detection of lobar torsion and subsequent successful intervention.

    Kanaan S Boswell WD Hagen JA ; J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg . 2006 Sep .

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    Recipient intramuscular cotransfection of transforming growth factor beta1 and interleukin 10 ameliorates acute lung graft rejection.

    Suda T Daddi N Tagawa T Kanaan SA Kozower BD Ritter JH Patterson GA ; J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg . 2005 Apr .

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    American College of Surgeons

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons