Scott Atay

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Surgery

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Overview

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. Dr. Atay is committed to delivering compassionate, high quality care, driven by the most up-to-date evidence.

Publications

  • Longer hospitalizations, more complications, and greater readmissions for patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders undergoing pulmonary lobectomyJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Apr; 167(4):1502-1511. e11. . View in PubMed
  • Delayed esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma is associated with a negative impact on long-term survival and an increased risk of perioperative morbidity J Surg Oncol. 2024 Mar; 129(3):592-600. . View in PubMed
  • Association between underweight status and chylothorax after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: A propensity score-matched analysis JTCVS Open. 2024 Feb; 17:322-335. . View in PubMed
  • A Painless Right Anterior Neck Mass JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Feb 01; 150(2):181-182. . View in PubMed
  • Optimizing the prelung transplant candidate Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2024 Feb 01; 29(1):37-42. . View in PubMed
  • Delays to surgery and worse outcomes: The compounding effects of social determinants of health in non-small cell lung cancer JTCVS Open. 2023 Sep; 15:468-478. . View in PubMed
  • Early outcomes of lung transplantation with lung allografts from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-positive donors J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Aug 23. . View in PubMed
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy, not radiotherapy, prolongs survival for node-negative non-small cell lung cancer with positive surgical margins JTCVS Open. 2023 Jun; 14:472-482. . View in PubMed
  • The role of surveillance and salvage esophagectomy in previously treated esophageal cancer J Surg Oncol. 2023 Feb; 127(2):233-238. . View in PubMed
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Wound Classification is Prognostic of 30-Day Readmission Following Surgery World J Surg. 2023 10; 47(10):2392-2400. . View in PubMed
  • Estimating revenue, costs, and operating margin of any hospital-based thoracic surgery practice using a novel financial modelJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 09; 166(3):690-698. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Heart transplantation for pediatric foreign nationals in the United States Clin Transplant. 2023 02; 37(2):e14900. . View in PubMed
  • Benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for resected pathologic N1 non-small cell lung cancer is unrecognized: A subgroup analysis of the JBR10 trial Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Oct 20. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical decision-making in advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer is influenced by more than just guidelines JTCVS Open. 2022 Sep; 11:286-299. . View in PubMed
  • Lobectomy offers improved survival outcomes relative to segmentectomy for >2 but =4 cm non-small cell lung cancer tumors JTCVS Open. 2022 Jun; 10:356-367. . View in PubMed
  • Adhering to guideline concordant care improves survival among the different subtypes of T3 N2 non-small cell lung cancer JTCVS Open. 2022 Jun; 10:384-392. . View in PubMed
  • Primary signet ring cell histology does not portend worse survival for early stage lung cancer following lobectomy Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2022 Feb; 30(2):185-189. . View in PubMed
  • Esophagectomy for Permanent Mesh Migration After Transthoracic Hiatal Hernia Repair Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 08; 114(2):e89-e91. . View in PubMed
  • Possibly Two Birds or One Squirrel J Thorac Oncol. 2022 06; 17(6):737-738. . View in PubMed
  • Regional Variation in Treatment for Highest-Risk Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 04; 113(4):1282-1290. . View in PubMed
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy for visceral pleural invasion in 3-4-cm non-small-cell lung cancer improves survival Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 06 15; 62(1). . View in PubMed
  • Patterns of Use of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Compared With Surgery for Definitive Treatment of Primary Early-stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Am J Clin Oncol. 2022 04 01; 45(4):146-154. . View in PubMed
  • Training residents in robotic thoracic surgery J Thorac Dis. 2021 Oct; 13(10):6169-6178. . View in PubMed
  • Exploring the Potential Different Outcomes Associated With the Different Phenotypes Under the Shared Pathologic T3N0 Designation JTO Clin Res Rep. 2021 Jun; 2(6):100186. . View in PubMed
  • Differential outcomes of residual disease in surgically-resected non-small cell lung cancer and the importance of guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy J Thorac Dis. 2021 May; 13(5):2896-2909. . View in PubMed
  • Gender representation among leadership at national and regional cardiothoracic surgery organizational annual meetings J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):733-744. . View in PubMed
  • Understanding thoracic surgeons’ perceptions of administrative database analyses and guidelines in clinical decision-makingJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):807-816. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol Minimizes Intensive Care Unit Utilization and Improves Outcomes Following Pulmonary Resection World J Surg. 2021 10; 45(10):2955-2963. . View in PubMed
  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in pN-positive Clinical Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy and Resection Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 07; 112(1):197-205. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in pneumonectomy for treatment of small-cell lung cancer Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020 Nov; 28(9):583-591. . View in PubMed
  • Sequence of biologic therapies and surgery affects survival in non-small cell lung cancer J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 122(2):320-327. . View in PubMed
  • A systematic review of paraneoplastic syndromes associated with thymoma: Treatment modalities, recurrence, and outcomes in resected casesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 160(1):306-314. e14. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: To scan or not to scan: No longer the question for mesothelioma patients after pleurectomy J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 10; 160(4):1076-1077. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in Guideline-Concordant Treatment for Pathologic N1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 05; 109(5):1512-1520. . View in PubMed
  • The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Treatment and Mortality in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 01; 109(1):225-232. . View in PubMed
  • Trimodality vs Chemoradiation and Salvage Resection in cN2 Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(1):153-159. . View in PubMed
  • Enhancing the study of enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery: methodology and population-based approaches for the future J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar; 11(Suppl 4):S612-S618. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in the surgical management of early stage non-small cell lung cancer: how far have we come? J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar; 11(Suppl 4):S596-S611.. View in PubMed
  • Search for the Higgs Boson Decaying to Two Muons in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=13? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2019 Jan 18; 122(2):021801.. View in PubMed
  • Search for Dark Matter Particles Produced in Association with a Top Quark Pair at sqrt[s]=13? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2019 Jan 11; 122(1):011803.. View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Simple math is not so straightforward with stereotactic body radiotherapy for colorectal carcinoma metastases J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 10; 158(4):1242-1243. . View in PubMed
  • A Modern Reaffirmation of Surgery as the Optimal Treatment for Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 03; 107(3):941-946. . View in PubMed
  • Sublobar or Suboptimal: Does Tumor Spread through Air Spaces Signify the End of Sublobar Resections for T1N0 Adenocarcinomas? J Thorac Oncol. 2019 01; 14(1):11-12.. View in PubMed
  • Study of the underlying event in top quark pair production in pp collisions at 13 Te Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2019; 79(2):123. . View in PubMed
  • 02Te. Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2019; 79(8):702. . View in PubMed
  • 02TeV. Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2019; 79(3):277. . View in PubMed
  • Azimuthal separation in nearly back-to-back jet topologies in inclusive 2- and 3-jet events in pp collisions at s=13Te Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2019; 79(9):773. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of associated production of a W boson and a charm quark in proton-proton collisions at s=13Te Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2019; 79(3):269. . View in PubMed
  • Combined measurements of Higgs boson couplings in proton-proton collisions at s=13Te Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2019; 79(5):421. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of differential cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon and photon+jet production in proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2019; 79(1):20. . View in PubMed
  • 02??TeV Using Isolated Photon-Tagged Jets. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Dec 14; 121(24):242301. . View in PubMed
  • Observation of the Z? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Oct 05; 121(14):141801.. View in PubMed
  • Search for Pair-Produced Resonances Each Decaying into at Least Four Quarks in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=13? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Oct 05; 121(14):141802.. View in PubMed
  • Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Aug 31; 121(9):092002. . View in PubMed
  • 16? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Aug 24; 121(8):082301.. View in PubMed
  • 02? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Aug 10; 121(6):062002.. View in PubMed
  • Phlebitis-related peripheral venous catheterization and the associated risk factors Niger J Clin Pract. 2018 Jul; 21(7):827-831. . View in PubMed
  • Search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model in Events with High-Momentum Higgs Bosons and Missing Transverse Momentum in Proton-Proton Collisions at 13 TeV Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Jun 15; 120(24):241801. . View in PubMed
  • Observation of tt[over ¯]H Production Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Jun 08; 120(23):231801. . View in PubMed
  • Search for Heavy Neutral Leptons in Events with Three Charged Leptons in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=13? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Jun 01; 120(22):221801.. View in PubMed
  • 02? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 May 18; 120(20):202301.. View in PubMed
  • Search for Narrow Resonances in the b-Tagged Dijet Mass Spectrum in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=8? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 May 18; 120(20):201801.. View in PubMed
  • Search for the X(5568) State Decaying into B_{s}^{0}p^{±} in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=8? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 May 18; 120(20):202005.. View in PubMed
  • 02? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Apr 06; 120(14):142302.. View in PubMed
  • Observation of Correlated Azimuthal Anisotropy Fourier Harmonics in pp and p+Pb Collisions at the LHC Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Mar 02; 120(9):092301. . View in PubMed
  • Observation of Electroweak Production of Same-Sign W Boson Pairs in the Two Jet and Two Same-Sign Lepton Final State in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=13? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Feb 23; 120(8):081801.. View in PubMed
  • Inclusive Search for a Highly Boosted Higgs Boson Decaying to a Bottom Quark-Antiquark Pair Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Feb 16; 120(7):071802. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of the top quark mass with lepton+jets final states using pp collisions at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(11):891. . View in PubMed
  • Search for third-generation scalar leptoquarks decaying to a top quark and a t lepton at s=13Te Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(9):707. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of b hadron lifetimes in pp collisions at s=8TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(6):457. . View in PubMed
  • Search for standard model production of four top quarks with same-sign and multilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(2):140. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of charged particle spectra in minimum-bias events from proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(9):697. . View in PubMed
  • Search for new physics in dijet angular distributions using proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV and constraints on dark matter and other models Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(9):789. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of differential cross sections for Z boson production in association with jets in proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(11):965. . View in PubMed
  • Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(2):165. . View in PubMed
  • Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(9):708. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of the weak mixing angle using the forward-backward asymmetry of Drell-Yan events in pp collisions at 8 TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(9):701. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of prompt and nonprompt charmonium suppression in PbPb collisions at 502 TeV. Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(6):509. . View in PubMed
  • Search for new physics in events with a leptonically decaying Z boson and a large transverse momentum imbalance in proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2018; 78(4):291. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of trimodality therapy and trends in therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 05 01; 53(5):960-966. . View in PubMed
  • Observation of Top Quark Production in Proton-Nucleus Collisions Phys Rev Lett. 2017 Dec 15; 119(24):242001. . View in PubMed
  • Perioperative Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Lobectomy on Clopidogrel Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Dec; 104(6):1821-1828. . View in PubMed
  • Search for Evidence of the Type-III Seesaw Mechanism in Multilepton Final States in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=13? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2017 Dec 01; 119(22):221802.. View in PubMed
  • Phys Rev Lett. 2017 Oct 13; 119(15):151802. . View in PubMed
  • Long-Term Survival Outcomes of Cancer-Directed Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Propensity Score Matching Analysis J Clin Oncol. 2017 Oct 10; 35(29):3354-3362. . View in PubMed
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy following trimodality therapy for esophageal carcinoma-Is the evidence sufficient? J Thorac Dis. 2017 Oct; 9(10):3626-3629.. View in PubMed
  • Search for Low Mass Vector Resonances Decaying to Quark-Antiquark Pairs in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=13? TeV. Phys Rev Lett. 2017 Sep 15; 119(11):111802.. View in PubMed
  • Systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve-the mechanism of postural hypotension following left intrapericardial pneumonectomy J Thorac Dis. 2017 Apr; 9(4):E354-E357. . View in PubMed
  • Search for physics beyond the standard model in events with two leptons of same sign, missing transverse momentum, and jets in proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2017; 77(9):578. . View in PubMed
  • Search for new phenomena with the MT2 variable in the all-hadronic final state produced in proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2017; 77(10):710. . View in PubMed
  • Fluctuations in Spinal Cord Perfusion Pressure: A Harbinger of Delayed Paraplegia After Thoracoabdominal Aortic Repair Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; 29(4):451-459. . View in PubMed
  • Compromise Not Required Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; 29(3):426-427. . View in PubMed
  • Redo aortic root replacement reutilizing 22-year patent modified Cabrol grafts Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 04 01; 51(4):794-796. . View in PubMed
  • Search for heavy resonances that decay into a vector boson and a Higgs boson in hadronic final states at s=13TeV Eur Phys J C Part Fields. 2017; 77(9):636. . View in PubMed
  • Mithramycin Depletes Specificity Protein 1 and Activates p53 to Mediate Senescence and Apoptosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Cells Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Mar 01; 22(5):1197-210. . View in PubMed
  • Empyema necessitans caused by actinomycosis: A case report Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 23:182-5. . View in PubMed
  • Surgery for Li Fraumeni syndrome: pushing the limits of surgical oncology Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb; 38(1):98-102. . View in PubMed
  • Telomerase variant A279T induces telomere dysfunction and inhibits non-canonical telomerase activity in esophageal carcinomas PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e101010. . View in PubMed
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