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About Advanced Thoracic Surgery at Aria-Jefferson Health

Aria-Jefferson Health's Advanced Thoracic Surgery Program offers knowledgeable, experienced prevention, early diagnosis, and surgical treatment of conditions within the chest cavity, including the lungs, thoracic and abdominal aorta, esophagus, and diaphragm. Aria’s thoracic surgeons perform both open surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Patients with diseases or conditions such as lung cancer, chest trauma, esophageal cancer, and emphysema may require thoracic surgery.

Our surgeons have expertise in the latest technology including lasers, computer-assisted robotic surgery, bronchial and esophageal stents, and video-assisted thoracic surgery.

A compassionate, experienced team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, respiratory technicians, and social workers work together to ensure that all patients receive the highest level of care and support services.

Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS
Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Walter J. Scott is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Abington – Jefferson Health and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Scott W. Cowan, MD, FACS
Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Cowan is a board-certified thoracic surgeon, the Vice Chair for Quality at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital, as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD, FACS, FCCP
Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Nathaniel Evans III is Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, as well as Director of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program at Thomas Jefferson University and Methodist Hospitals.

Boyd Hehn, MD
Board-Certified Pulmonolgist

Dr. Boyd Hehn is a board-certified pulmonologist, Clinical Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and Director of Bronchoscopy Services.

Teresa E. Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, CCRN, MTTS
Thoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Teresa is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a certified master tobacco treatment specialist trained in caring for patients requiring thoracic surgery, lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment.

Elizabeth Thornton, BSN, RN-BC, MTTS
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator

As the thoracic oncology nurse navigator and a certified tobacco treatment specialist, Beth provides individualized assistance and education for a customized plan of care, encompassing lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment specialties.