Philip Charles Corcoran has served as the Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Program Director of the National Capital Consortium Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Training Program and the Consultant to the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States Army in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Corcoran retired as a Colonel in the US Army Medical Department and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit and was elected to the Order of Military Medical Merit. Dr. Corcoran has been awarded numerous teaching and research awards, including the COL Juan C. D’Avis Award, the LTG Claire G. Chenault Award, the Michael A. Stanton Award and the Charles A. Hufnagel Award.
Dr. Corcoran was a founding member of the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital. In addition to the practice of adult cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, Dr. Corcoran has been actively involved in basic science research in lung transplantation, heart transplantation, cell-based regenerative technologies, real-time MRI-guided valvular replacement, and cardiac xenotransplantation. Dr. Corcoran has clinical interests in adult cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and minimally invasive surgery as well as emerging technologies and their application to patient care.