Dr. Samer Kanaan MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Samer Kanaan is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Napa, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Queen of the Valley Medical Center and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Kanaan accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 3 doctors at Queen of the Valley Medical Center and one of 5 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency, General Surgery, 1997–2004

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2004–2007

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1997

Northwestern University
Other Training, Physics, 1990–1993

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 9 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 6 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Marquis Who’s Who in America Award, 2010, 2012

America’s Top Surgeons Award, Consumers Research Council of America, 2010, 2011

Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 2011

Values in Action Service Award, St. Joseph Health System

Values in Action Excellence Award, St. Joseph Health System

Service Excellence Award, Queen of the Valley Medical Center Avatar Survey

Individual National Research Service Award

Finalist Best Teaching Resident, Department of Surgery, 1998

Obstetrics and Gynecology Beatrice Tucker Award Finalist

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Vice President, Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society

Publications & Presentations

Low-dose endobronchial gene transfer to ameliorate lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury.
Tagawa T, Suda T, Daddi N, Kozower BD, Kanaan SA, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA

SA Kanaan, BD Kozower, SD Cassivi, GA Patterson

SA Kanaan, MJ Liptay

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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