Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Scott Cowan, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Quality

Surgery - Thoracic

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Office Locations

834 Walnut Street
Suite 650
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6996
Fax: (215) 955-6010
1300 Wolf Street
1st Floor
Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: (215) 551-0360
Fax: (215) 551-8725

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Member, American College of Chest Physicians Dr. Cowan does not see patients for Hyperhydrosis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or Pectus Excavatam.


  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Recent Publications

Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio associated with prognosis of lung cancer

Robert reynolds macintosh, M.D. (1897-1989): Forefather of anesthesiology, advocate for patient safety

William Arbuthnot Lane (1856-1943): Surgical Innovator and His Theory of Autointoxication

Reducing colorectal surgical site infections: a novel, resident-driven, quality initiative

A brief overview of the life and work of Lyon Henry Appleby, M.D. (1895-1970)

Remembering Dr. Henry W. Gray (1827-1861) and his timeless contribution to modern medical education

Management considerations of massive hemoptysis while on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Respiratory Failure in Elective Abdominal and Vascular Operations Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Participant Use Data File

James Mann, M.D. (1759-1832): Military surgeon for the "second war of independence"

Emil zuckerkandl, M.D. (1849-1910): Bridging anatomic study and the operating room table

A 22-year-old man with pleural tuberculosis associated hydropneumothorax: Case report and literature review

Frederic E. Mohs, M.D. (1910-2002): Physician and innovator

Francis Daniels moore: One of the brightest minds in the surgical field

Alton Ochsner, MD (1896-1981): Surgical pioneer and legacy linking smoking and disease

Racial disparity in in-hospital mortality after lobectomy for lung cancer

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: years ahead of her time

Dr. Seishu Hanaoka (1760-1835): surgeon, pharmacist, and anesthesiologist.

Robert Edward gross (1905-1988): Ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus and the birth of a specialty

Roscoe Reid Graham (1890 to 1948): A Canadian pioneer in general surgery

Mary H. Gibbon: Teamwork of the heart