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David E. Stein

David E. Stein, MD

Professor and Chair of Surgery

Department: Surgery

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


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

Awards & Honors

  • Physician of the Year, Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (2011)
  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2011-2018)

David Stein, MD, is a colorectal surgeon whose 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.


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


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


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


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

Dr. Stein joined the faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine in 2003 as an assistant professor and chief of the newly formed Division of Colorectal Surgery. He is currently professor and chair of the Department of Surgery. For several years he was the director of operations for the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Stein came to Philadelphia after completing his colorectal surgery training in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Stein was the founder, director and driving force behind the creation of the Drexel University College of Medicine Mini-Medical School. This unique interactive educational program taught individuals of all ages and vocations about different topics in health care. Mini-Med Summer Camp® was one of the most sought-after programs in the Philadelphia region, and his Mini-Medical School for Trial Attorneys created a wonderful dialogue between physicians and lawyers.

Medscape Resources

Research Interests

Outcomes research, Colorectal cancer


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