William D. Surkis, MD, FACP

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Practice Philosophy

My personal philosophy of care begins and ends with forming a deep, personal connection between me, my patients and their families. I believe a foundation of warmth and humor allows for an honest and effective relationship between patients and their physicians that improves healthcare outcomes and makes the entire experience of illness more manageable. I'm an educator at heart and finding ways to improve my patients' health through education is a vital part of my approach to patient care.

Practice Name
Hospitalist Medicine Services
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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 Center
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096

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About William D. Surkis, MD, FACP

Dr. Surkis was born in New York City. He attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and worked as a teaching intern in a boarding school prior to discovering his calling in medicine. Dr. Surkis attended MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel College of Medicine) and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to being an internal medicine hospitalist, Dr. Surkis is the program director of our Internal Medicine Residency Program and is the Main Line Health vice-chairman for education.

Dr. Surkis is married to another physician and has four children.

  • Years of Experience: 14
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Internal Medicine Board certified since 2005
Primary Affiliation
Clinical Titles
  • Vice-President for Medical Education and Designated Institutional Offical, Main Line Health System
  • Interim Vice-President for Medical Affairs, Lankenau Medical Center
  • Epic Clinical Lead for Medical Education, Main Line Health System
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Sidney Kimmel Medical College (MLH Campus) at Thomas Jefferson University


Medical school
  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • MCP - Hahnemann University
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

*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

Current Membership & Activities
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Society of Hospitalist Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

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