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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:

  • Bacterial Lung Infections
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Diaphragm Tumor
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lymph Node Enlargement
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Thymectomy (Thymus Gland Removal Surgery)
  • Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
  • Tracheal Disorders
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

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:

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.

Minnich DJ, Yu P, Bryant AS, Jarrar D, Cerfolio RJ: Management of thoracic esophageal perforations European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 40 (4): 931-937,2011.

Jarrar D, Bryant AS, Cerfolio RJ: Benign lesions of the lung Sabiston & Spencer Surgery of the Chest, 8th Edition : 151-158,2010.

Jarrar D, Song GY, Kuebler JF, Rue LW, Bland KI, Chaudry IH: The effect of inhibition of a major cell signaling pathway following trauma hemorrhage on hepatic injury and interleukin 6 levels Archives of Surgery 139 (8): 896-901,2004.

Jarrar D, Wang P, Chaudry IH: Metabolic disturbances in shock, and the role of ATP-MgCl2 and sex steroids Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University Health Science Centre 13 (1): 2-9,2004.

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)