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Philip Linden, MD

Philip Linden, MD



101 Ratings 23 Reviews


Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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

Philip Linden, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at University Hospitals and UH Seidman Cancer Center. He is an associate professor of surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Linden is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive chest surgery, lung and esophageal cancer, the treatment of emphysema, and high-risk thoracic surgery.

Dr. Linden earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in Massachusetts, completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and trained in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He was a research fellow for two years at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed his thoracic surgery training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in 2001. After completing his training, he was hired as a staff surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Linden came to University Hospitals in 2007 to help create and lead the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery. Since that time, the division has grown to include six thoracic surgeons, caring for patients throughout Northeast Ohio. The division is consistently ranked among the top 10 percent of programs in the nation.

Dr. Linden has authored numerous publications and presented his work in national and international forums. He is the recipient of the Richard Clark Award given by the Society of Thoracic Surgery for outstanding research.


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


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.8 out of 5

101 Ratings

Patient Comments (23)

Reviewed On 6/1/2020

Reviewed On 3/17/2020
I had lung surgery 2 1/2 yrs ago with great results from Dr. Linden. I am grateful for his time he has spent with me.

Reviewed On 3/8/2020
All Good !

Reviewed On 3/4/2020
Dr. Linden is one of the very best Doctors I have ever seen!

Reviewed On 2/22/2020
This was a consult only but very informative and the doctor was extremely professional. Everyone at University was extremely helpful.

Reviewed On 2/9/2020
Great followup.

Reviewed On 2/3/2020
I am totally satisfied at this time with the care i received and the scheduling of my surgery. Dr. Linden and his staff were totally professional and courteous to me and my wife. I know they will do everything they can to get me back on my feet and healthy as possible.

Reviewed On 2/2/2020
Appreciated excellent care from Dr. Linden and his staff.

Reviewed On 12/23/2019
I am very impressed with the thoroughness and efficiency of this office!

Reviewed On 12/16/2019
[...] (I had to have a chest X-Ray prior to appointment with Physician). I had the X-Ray and was prepared to wait to see Dr. Linden. I was called after perhaps 30 minutes over the lunch hour. I was not entirely surprised, as Dr. Linden has been very patient-focused as long as I've seen him. He is one of the reasons that I know that I made the right decision to arrange my healthcare exclusively through University Hospitals.

Reviewed On 11/25/2019
It was a very good visit.

Reviewed On 11/22/2019
best office and physician. always informative and professional.

Reviewed On 11/22/2019
Always good care

Reviewed On 11/13/2019
very good

Reviewed On 11/13/2019
He gave me all the options and explained what they were and made it easy to pick the one I wanted to go with. I called it a no brainer

Reviewed On 11/11/2019
Dr. Linden is the best. Staff is great too.

Reviewed On 10/28/2019

Reviewed On 10/27/2019
I was very impressed with dr lindenhe was very professional and explained everything to me

Reviewed On 10/20/2019
I had a very excellent surgery and overall experience with my surgeon. thank you.

Reviewed On 9/29/2019
As always a good experience. Excellent care.

Reviewed On 9/23/2019
[...] Doctor Linden was very nice and explained everything to us. He said he would take care of having the chemo and radiology dept at Seidman cancer clinic in Parma contact us to make appointments to see those doctors. Those doctors contacted us the next day and the day after to set appointments for consults on upcoming procedures.

Reviewed On 8/28/2019
I was quite satisfied

Reviewed On 8/25/2019
A great experience!

Board Certifications

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


Residency | Cardiac Surgery/Chief Resident
Cardiac Surgery/Chief Resident - Brigham And Women's Hospital (2000 - 2001)

Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Brigham And Women's Hospital (1999 - 2000)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Brigham And Women's Hospital (1997 - 1999)

Research Fellowship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Brigham And Women's Hospital (1995 - 1997)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Brigham And Women's Hospital (1993 - 1995)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Brigham And Women's Hospital (1992 - 1993)

Medical Education
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine (1992)

Williams College (1988)

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, 2016, Philip Linden disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Acuity Bio - Ownership
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