• Division Chief, Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Male
  • Online Personal Health Record Available

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Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Education & Training


1988, Williams College

Medical / Professional School(s)

1992, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


1993, General Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital


1995, General Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital
1999, General Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital
2001, Cardiac Surgery/Chief Resident - Brigham and Women's Hospital


2000, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Fellowship

1997, General Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital


Ablative Therapies, Lung Cancer in the Emphysema Patient, Minimally Invasive Lung and Esophageal Surgery, Thoracic Cancer

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Surgery-Cardiac
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Mentor Health Center
9000 Mentor Ave
Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, Ste 212
Mentor, OH 44060
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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Patient Comments

Reviewed on 8/9/2016
Dr. Linden is a very compassionate, caring person. He made me feel at ease and very comfortable. The reason I became a patient of his was very unexpected and scary for me. I am very grateful for his knowledge, expertise and precision in how he took care of me!

Reviewed on 5/13/2016
I have already told people the good experience I've had with Dr Linden.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2015, Philip Linden, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

Acuity Bio - Ownership

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