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Scott M. Atay, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Atay specializes in thoracic surgery, with an emphasis on malignant diseases of the chest, including esophageal cancer. He completed his surgical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, followed by thoracic fellowship training at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This training included a focus on advanced surgical techniques, both standard minimally invasive (VATS) as well as robotic surgery. He obtained further training at the National Instituties of Health (NIH), NCI Surgery Branch, completing a clinical research fellowship in surgical oncology. At the National Cancer Institute his research focused on genetic alterations in malignant pleural mesothelioma. His current clinical and research efforts focus on multimodality (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation) treatment in addition to surgery for patients with both early and advanced stage disease. When treating patients with cancer, optimal outcomes can only be achieved when multiple specialties come together to provide a comprehensive mulitdisciplinary treatment plan. As part of the USC/Norris Cancer Center patients have access to skilled clinicians, cutting-edge research and clinical trials, as well as a wide array of additional support services. Dr. Atay is committed to delivering compassionate, high quality care, driven by the most up-to-date evidence.

Office

1520 San Pablo St.
HCCI
Los Angeles, CA 90033-4612

Education

  • Creighton University School of Medicine
    Medical School
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Internship, General Surgery
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery

Residencies

  • Administrative Chief Resident
    Department of Surgery
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Boston, MA 2014-2015

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 2016

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Clinical Fellow
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA 2008 - 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Resident Teacher Award
    Department of Surgery
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Boston, MA 2014-2015
  • ABSITE High Score Award
    Department of Surgery
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Boston, MA 2010-2015
  • Isaac O. Mehrez, Resident Award for Surgical Excellence
    2013
  • Medical Student Teacher Award
    Harvard Medical School 2013
  • Outstanding Senior Student Creighton University School of Medicine
    Department of Surgery Omaha NE 2007-2008
  • Medical School Dean's Educational Assistance Scholarship
    Creighton University School of Medicine

Society Memberships

National

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American College of Surgeons - Resident and Associate Society
  • International Mesothelioma Interest Group

Major Areas of Research Interest

  • Thoracic malignancies
  • Esophageal surgery

 

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1450 San Pablo Street
Healthcare Consultation Center 4
Suite 6200
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Office Phone: (323) 442-9066
Fax: (323) 442-5872

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