Nasser Khaled Altorki, MD

Nasser Khaled Altorki, MD Specialties: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgery, Surgery, General

Nasser Khaled Altorki, MD
Specialties: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgery, Surgery, General
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525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

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  • Medicaid
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  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UnitedHealthcare

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About Nasser Khaled Altorki, MD

Dr. Nasser Altorki is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Following medical school in Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Altorki completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital, where he subsequently completed a fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Altorki began his hospital and teaching appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.Dr. Altorki is a renowned thoracic surgeon to students and colleagues who are particularly interested in esophageal and lung cancer surgery and research. His professional interests include: lung cancer immunotherapy and prevention; esophageal diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux and the etiology of esophageal motor disorders; the biology, staging and therapy for esophageal carcinoma; new clinical trials in cancer; mediastinal tumors; thymomas and clinical trials in lung and esophageal cancer. His surgical interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for lung and esophageal diseases.Dr. Altorki is a member of several medical societies that focus on thoracic and cardiac surgery, as well as cancer and gastro-esophageal research and disease prevention. He has published a number of journal articles, book chapters and manuscript reviews on these topics.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Achalasia

  • Barrett Esophagus

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Esophageal Surgery

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery

  • GERD Laparoscopic Technique

  • GERD Surgery

  • Heartburn

  • Hyperhidrosis

  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication

  • Lung Cancer

  • Lung Surgery

  • Mesothelioma

  • Minimal Access Surgery (GERD)

  • Thoracic Lung Cases

  • Thymoma


  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
  • Internship: Washington Hospital Center
  • Medical School: Cairo University Faculty of Medcine
  • Residency: University of Chicago Hospital & Clinics

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery