Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.D.

Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.D. Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.D.
Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
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525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

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  • Aetna - NYP
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthplus
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

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About Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.D.

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.

Dr. Altorki is a internationallyrenowned thoracic surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery. 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.

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.


  • Achalasia

  • Barrett's Esophagus

  • Benign Esophageal Disease

  • Benign Tumor of Mediastinum

  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery

  • Esophageal Diverticulum

  • Esophageal Surgery

  • Esophagectomy, Laparoscopic

  • Esophagectomy, Robot-Assisted, Laparoscopic

  • Excision of Mediastinal Cyst

  • Excision of Mediastinal Tumor

  • Excision, Esophagus, Combined Laparoscopic and VATS Approach

  • Excision, Neoplasm, Chest Wall

  • Extrapleural Pneumonectomy

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • GERD Surgery

  • GERD-Laparoscopic Technique

  • Hiatal Hernia

  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication

  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

  • Laparoscopic Placement of LINX Antireflux Device

  • Lung Cancer

  • Lung Cancer Surgery

  • Lung Cancer-Diagnostic Testing

  • Lung Nodules

  • Lung Surgery

  • Malignant Neoplasm of Anterior Mediastinum

  • Malignant Neoplasm of Mediastinum

  • Management of Lung Nodules

  • Mediastinal Mass Resection

  • Mesothelioma

  • Minimal Access Surgery-GERD

  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Paraesophageal Hernia

  • Pleurectomy

  • Repair, Hernia, Hiatal, Laparoscopic

  • Repair, Hernia, Hiatal, Paraesophageal

  • Robot-Assisted Thymectomy

  • Robotic Surgery

  • Secondary Cancer of Lung

  • Surgical Management of Lung Cancer

  • Surgical Removal of Thymoma

  • Thoracic Lung Cases

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Thorascopic Lung Surgery

  • Thymectomy With Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

  • Thymoma

  • Zenker's Diverticulum


  • Degrees: University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine (Egypt)
  • Internship: University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine (Egypt)
  • Medical School: University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine (Egypt)
  • Residency: University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine (Egypt)

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Surgery, Thoracic

Languages Spoken

  • English