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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Shrager is Good. Dr. Shrager has been reviewed by 5 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
Promptness 3.7
Courteous Staff 3.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 3.7
Spends Time with Me 3.7
Follows Up After Visit 3.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 16 areas:
  • Animal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer (Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma)
  • Mediastinal Cyst
  • Mediastinum Cancer (Mediastinal Neoplasm)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Emphysema (COPD)
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Gland Removal (Thymectomy)
  • Thymus Tumor (Thymoma)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Education & Awards

Dr. Shrager graduated from Harvard University , Boston. He has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2013)


Dr. Shrager has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • University of PA Medical Center/Presbyterian 
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital 


  • French

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Additional Information
Dr. Joseph B Shrager MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 24 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Joseph B. Shrager practice?
Dr. Joseph Shrager has 1 office location.
Dr. Joseph Shrager practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Stanford, CA.
See Stanford Cardiothoracic Surgeons.