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David E. Stein,


Title: Associate Professor and Chair of Surgery; Director of Operations, Department of Ophthalmology

Practices: Drexel Surgery, Drexel Radiation Oncology

Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colon Cancer


Drexel Surgery
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.1750
Fax: 215.762.2901


  • MD - Downstate Medical College, State University of New York, Brooklyn (1997)
  • BA - Biology, Rutgers University (1990)

Clinical Services

Anal fissure - series, Anal sphincter anatomy, Anoscopy, Colitis, Colon cancer, Colon cancer - resources, Colon cancer - series, Colon cancer screening, Colon diverticula - series, Colon polyps, Colonoscopy, Colorectal polyps, Colostomy, Colostomy - series, Crohn's disease, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoid surgery, Hemorrhoid surgery - series, Hemorrhoids, Incontinence - resources, Intestinal obstruction, Intestinal obstruction repair, Intra-abdominal abscess, Ischemic colitis, Laparoscopic surgery - series, Laparoscopy, Large bowel resection, Large bowel resection - series, Proctitis, Rectal cancer, x-ray, Rectal prolapse, Rectal prolapse repair, Rectal prolapse repair - series, Rectum, Ulcerative colitis, Minimally invasive surgery


Dr. David Stein's focus includes the laparoscopic treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He also has expertise in prevention strategies and identifying risk factors for colorectal cancer in younger patients, as well as outcomes analysis in colorectal surgery. Dr. Stein serves as the director of education and sits on the board of directors of the Susan Cohan Kasdas Foundation, for which he has created many health education programs.

He is board certified in both general surgery and colorectal surgery and is a member of numerous medical societies. Dr. Stein sees patients in Center City Philadelphia.

Awards and Honors

  • Physician of the Year, Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (2011)
  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2011-2016)


Affiliated Hospitals

Hahnemann University Hospital


  • Colorectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2002-2003)


  • General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1998-2002)


  • General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1997-1998)

In the Media

"Q&A: Why Are More Young People Getting Colon Cancer?"
Drexel News Blog (March 8, 2017)

"Surgeon With Leukemia Inspires Hospital Staff's Blood Drive"
CBS 3 (August 12, 2016)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(April 28, 2016)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2015)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2014)

"How Aerobic Exercise Can Help Ulcerative Colitis"
Everyday Health (August 23, 2013)

"5 Strategies to Improve Surgeon OR Communication With Anesthesiologists"
Becker's ASC Review (July 19, 2013)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2013)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2012)

"National Rate of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Less Than 10%"
General Surgery News (July 2011)