Scott M. Atay, MD

Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Transplant Surgery, Airway Intervention and Reconstruction, Lung Transplant Surgery, Foregut Surgery
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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 208 Ste 208, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 Ste 6200, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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1516 San Pablo St. HC3 - Suite 3200 Ste 3200, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Keck Hospital of USC


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About Scott M. Atay, MD
Dr. Atay specializes in thoracic surgery, with an emphasis on malignant diseases of the chest, including esophageal cancer. He completed his surgical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, followed by thoracic fellowship training at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This training included a focus on advanced surgical techniques, both standard minimally invasive (VATS) as well as robotic surgery. He obtained further training at the National Instituties of Health (NIH), NCI Surgery Branch, completing a clinical research fellowship in surgical oncology. At the National Cancer Institute his research focused on genetic alterations in malignant pleural mesothelioma. His current clinical and research efforts focus on multimodality (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation) treatment in addition to surgery for patients with both early and advanced stage disease. When treating patients with cancer, optimal outcomes can only be achieved when multiple specialties come together to provide a comprehensive mulitdisciplinary treatment plan. As part of the USC/Norris Cancer Center patients have access to skilled clinicians, cutting-edge research and clinical trials, as well as a wide array of additional support services. 
I'm committed to delivering compassionate, high quality care, driven by the most up-to-date evidence.


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Airway Intervention and Reconstruction
  • Lung Transplant Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
Areas of Focus
Thoracic malignancies, Esophageal surgery, Robot-assisted surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Foregut Surgery
Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

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  • Pacificare
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
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  • United Healthcare
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
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  • Medicare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Marian Health Services
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  • USC Network
  • Health Net

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