UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Thoracic Surgery
Washington Hospital Center - General Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Clinical / Research Interests
Minimally-invasive Thoracic Surgery
Robotic surgery
Lung and Esophageal Cancer
Mediastinal Masses and Cysts
Complex Pleural Space Disease

Keith Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP is board-certified in thoracic surgery. He is director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and an associate professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. He completed two residencies, one at the Washington Hospital Center in General Surgery and the other at Montefiore Medical Center in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Prior to joining the The GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), Dr. Mortman was an associate professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He also served as director of Thoracic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as, director of Thoracic Oncology of the Washington Cancer Institute.

Dr. Mortman specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery including robotic surgery. His particular area of clinical and research interests include the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, the treatment of mediastinal masses and cysts, and the treatment of hyperhidrosis, achalasia, and complex pleural space disease.

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Dr. Mortman is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and the General Thoracic Surgical Club.


Listen to Dr. Mortman's GW Healthcast podcasts below!

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