Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD

Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Stanford, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.Read his story

300 Pasteur Dr # A260

Stanford, CA 94305

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Shrager's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shrager treats Lung Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shrager treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shrager performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shrager performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shrager performs Lung Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shrager performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shrager's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Endoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Tumor
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excessive Sweating
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Mass
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Tumors
Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Primary Hyperhidrosis
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Secondary Hypertension
Thoracic Cancer
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thymic Epithelial Tumor
Tracheal Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in fully engaging patients in the decision-making about their condition.  I feel that my role is to provide all of the options and the risks and benefits of each approach, and then to guide the patient in making their own decision about what is right for them as an individual.       Joe Shrager


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


  • 1998
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1995
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital
  • 1988
    Harvard Medical School
    Medical School
  • 1984
    Amherst College
    Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD
We wanted to get second opinion prior to VATS surgery to take out a Neuroendocrine carcinoid. It was an out of pocket visit (we are insured w/ Kaiser). Our experience was not good. We met with his assistant first - then once we met with him it was only for 5 minutes without even bothering to read...Read More
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