Ned Z. Carp, MD

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Practice Philosophy

I strive to combine the highest level of care with strong personal connections with my patients and their families. I am committed to pushing the boundaries of cancer care and clinical research so I may offer my patients innovative treatments.

This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments

Lankenau Medical Science Bldg, Ste 275
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
  • Phone: 610.642.1908
  • Fax: 610.642.6808
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation

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About Ned Z. Carp, MD

I am a surgical oncologist (cancer surgeon) who also specializes in thoracic (chest) surgery. I am a long-standing member of the medical staff and cancer care team at Lankenau Medical Center, where I serve as chief of surgery and co-director of the Cancer Center.

My clinical practice is largely dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of cancer and to managing patients’ clinical course throughout their cancer care. As a cancer surgeon, I specialize in treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, thyroid and parathyroid tumors, and liver and pancreatic tumors. I am an advocate of less invasive surgery and helped launch Lankenau’s program for minimally invasive treatment of esophageal cancer.

Clinical expertise

  • Evaluation of suspicious lung nodules, for early diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Surgical treatment of lung cancer, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • Surgical treatment of tumors that have spread to the lungs from other areas of the body
  • Robotic-assisted surgical treatment of esophageal cancer and thymus cancer
  • Surgical treatment of breast cancer through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Surgical treatment of melanoma, using sentinel node biopsy when indicated
  • Surgical treatment of diseases of the liver, bile ducts, pancreas, thyroid gland and parathyroid glands
  • Clinical cancer research

Throughout my career as a cancer surgeon I have also gained expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of premalignant conditions and benign diseases of the body, particularly disorders of the lung, skin, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and breast.

In addition to my clinical practice, I participate in research to advance the care of patients with cancer and helped pioneer sentinel lymph node biopsy–based treatment of breast cancer and melanoma, as well as cryoablation therapy for breast cancer. I am a member of several national organizations devoted to the study of cancer, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Surgical Oncology, NRG Oncology, and American Radium Society.

I also have been an active participant in national organizations whose mission is to define standards of high-quality cancer care. I currently serve as chair of the Quality Measures Committee of the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer.

  • Gender: Male
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
General Surgery Board certified since 1990
Surgical Oncology
Primary Affiliation
Academic Titles
  • Clinical Assistant Professor on Clinician Educator Track, Thomas Jefferson University
Clinical Titles
  • Barbara Brodsky Chief of Surgery Chair, Lankenau Medical Center


Medical school
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Honors, Awards, Citations
  • 2014 State Chair Outstanding Performance Award for outstanding leadership, innovation and significant contributions to the improvement of cancer care in Pennsylvania, American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer (CoC)
  • 2017, 2016, 2012 TOP DOCTOR - Surgery, Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2016 TOP DOCTOR - Oncology: breast, Main Line Today magazine
  • 2011 TOP DOCTOR - Surgeon, U.S. News & World Report (August) and Main Line Today magazine (December)
  • 2010 TOP DOCTOR - Surgeon, Main Line Today magazine
Current Membership & Activities
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Radium Society
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Community/Team Affiliations
  • Chief, Section of Surgical Oncology, Lankenau Medical Center
  • Vice Chair for Quality Integration Committee, American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer (CoC)
  • Member, NSABP Colorectal Committee
  • Member, NSABP Breast Committee
  • Member, American College of Surgeons principal Investigator Oncology Group
  • Member, Nutrition Committee, Lankenau Medical Center
  • Chairman, Lankenau Cancer Committee
  • Member, Main Line Health Oncology Executive Committee
  • Member, Main Line Health Cryosurgical Subcommittee
  • Member, Surgical Education Committee, Lankenau Medical Center
  • Chairman, Tumor Board, Lankenau Medical Center

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