Director of Thoracic Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery


Keith Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP is board-certified in Thoracic Surgery. He is the Director of Thoracic Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery 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 GW, 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.

Dr. Mortman has authored or coauthored numerous manuscripts and book chapters, and he has presented at various local, regional, national, and international meetings. Additionally, he has received multiple teaching awards from the surgery residents and medical students that he educates regularly.

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

Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Podcast: Solution for Excessive Sweating

Keith D. Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP, discusses hyperhidrosis, a condition often referred to as excessive sweating, which can negatively impact someone's quality of life. Dr. Mortman shares details about the minimally invasive surgical treatment that can immediately and permanently cure the condition for the majority of patients.

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Podcast: Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Keith D. Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP, discusses the option for lung cancer screenings of those at high risk of developing the disease in this health education podcast. Since it often has few symptoms until the late stages, this screening can provide critical time for treatment.

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