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Philip Linden, MD

Philip Linden, MD



104 Ratings 19 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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  • Division Chief, Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

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

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

104 Ratings

Patient Comments (19)

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
First time meeting Dr. Linden, 4yrs post ***. I really felt comfortable and know that the care I have received from UHC has been first rate. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Dr. Linden explained the results of the scan and the follow-up necessary. He answered my questions completely.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Everything was text book perfect,,no delays and I have no complaints. .Doctor and Staff were impressive with the efficiency of my visit

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Excellent surgeon I am pleased to have had him for my care.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
All great!

Reviewed On 12/1/2022

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Good care

Reviewed On 12/1/2022

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
They took very good care of My wife and I as well as the family that was there.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Very knowledgeable doctor with lots of experience. Very much explained my recent lung cancer diagnosis. Grateful to have been able to have an appointment with him. He is an extremely high regarded doctor

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Linden is very professional, calm, and easy to understand.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
My experience was excellent. I love Dr. Linden.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Very efficient doctor and process

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Linden was great. Eight years ago he saved my life with surgery.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Outstanding team.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr Linden is an excellent surgeon and the entire staff we had contact with, were professional and informative.

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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