Samer Azzam Kanaan

Title: Attending Staff, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Company: Northbay Healthcare, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Recipient, America’s Top Surgeons Award, Consumers Research Council of America (2010-2014)
  • Finalist, Jackson and Coker National Physician of Year (2013)
  • Recipient, Excellence Patient Satisfaction Award, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (2011-2012)
  • Recipient, Values Action Excellence Award, St. Joseph Health System (2010-2012)
  • Recipient, Service Excellence Award, Avatar Survey, Queen of the Valley Medical Center (2009)
  • Recipient, Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA (2008)
  • Nominee, Susan Pearlman Award (2004)
  • Recipient, Best Clinical Presentation Award (2001)
  • Recipient, Award, National Research Service (2001)
  • Recipient, National Research Award, National Institutes of Health (2001)
  • Honoree, Best Teaching Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University (1998, 2000)
  • Recipient, Beatrice Tucker Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University (1996)
  • Featured Listees, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2010, 2013-2016)


  • Degree in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California
  • Degree in General Surgery, Northwestern University
  • MD, Northwestern University
  • BA, Northwestern University

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