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Siva Raja, MD, PhD, is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board certified in surgery, and his specialty interests include lung and esophageal cancer.
Dr. Raja earned his medical degree and a PhD in molecular and cellular pathology from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. During his medical school career, Dr. Raja completed one-year research fellowships in thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and with the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. For his post-graduate training, Dr. Raja completed a general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where he was named Chief Resident in his final year of training. He came to Cleveland Clinic in 2009 as a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery and was appointed to the medical staff in 2012 on completion of his fellowship.
Since 2000, Dr. Raja has authored more than two dozen articles in leading surgery journals on esophageal cancer, lung cancer and other thoracic diseases and contributed chapters to five medical textbooks. He has presented at meetings of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and other professional organizations.
Dr. Raja’s professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the General Thoracic Surgery Club. He holds two patents related to the molecular diagnosis of cancer.
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Royalty Payments. Dr. Raja receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
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