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Doraid Jarrar, MD, FACS, FCCP

Doraid Jarrar, MD, FACS, FCCP Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Jarrar is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Thoracic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2006
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Asbestosis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Diaphragm Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Lung (Chest) Biopsy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Lung Tumors
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Needle Procedure
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Ludwig-Maximilians University
Residency: University of Alabama Hospital
Fellowship: Tufts - New England Medical Center


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Surgeons, National CTS-Net, Shock Society, USA, National Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, National Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jarrar is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Randhawa S, Drizin G, Kane T, Song GY, Reilly T, Jarrar D: Lung cancer screening in the community setting: Challenges for adoption The American Surgeon 84 (9): 1415-1421,2018.

Predina JD, Newton A, Gaughan C, Jarrar D, Pechet TV, Kucharczuk JC, Singhal S: Single institution results of near-infrared intraoperative imaging during minimally invasive pulmonary metastasectomy for sarcomas Oral presentation at the 98 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Houston, TX : 2018.

Jarrar D, Song GY: Thoracic surgery in patients with AIDS Thoracic Surgery Clinics 28 (1): 105-108,2018.

Predina J, Keating J, Gaughan CB, Jarrar D, Pechet TV, Kucharczuk KC, Low P, Singhal S: A phase I clinical trial of targeted intraoperative molecular imaging for pulmonary adenocarcinomas Oral presentation at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017, Houston, TX : 2017.

SaLeitao DP, Jarrar D: Open pleural drainage Medscape : 2015.

Jarrar D, Song GY, Swanson SS: Computed tomographic screening for lung cancer Scientific American Surgery : 2014.

Jarrar D: Lung Cancer and Prevention 900 AM WURD, Philadelphia, PA: Radio Health Segment : 2014.

Jarrar D, Kyaw Y: Video-assisted thoracic surgery Medscape : 2013.

Scarpaci A, Mitra P, Jarrar D, Masters GA: Multimodality approach to management of stage III non-small cell lung cancer Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 22 (2): 319-328,2013.

Chavez M, Danniel J, Miick R, Jarrar D, Khanmoradi K, Ortiz J: Bone metastases from HCC JAMA Surgery 148 (2): 203-204,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Division of Thoracic Surgery
51 N 39th St, Wright Saunders 266

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9195
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)