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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Bronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Chest Surgery
  • Claggetts Window
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Decortication
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Removal Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mediastinal Biopsy Surgery
  • Mediastinal Masses Surgery
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Nodulectomy
  • Pectus Excavatum Repair
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Removal of Part of Lung
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Thymectomy
  • Sleeve Lobectomy
  • Surgical Biopsy of Thoracic Lymph Nodes
  • Surgical Treatment of Lung Nodules
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Thoracic Surgery Section
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wedge Resection
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Femoral Artery Aneurysm
  • Fibromatosis Tumors
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Nodules
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymic Cancer
  • Thymic Tumors
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Windpipe Injury
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About Daniel Raymond, MD

Daniel Raymond, MD, is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery.

Specialty interests: Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung surgery, lung cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal surgery, chest wall surgery, esophageal surgery, surgical infectious disease, VATS lobectomy, and surgical quality.

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 1,700 thoracic procedures each year.  All Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons complete between 350-450 thoracic cases per year. 

Success rates: Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons perform more than 2,000 general thoracic procedures each year.to treat patients with a wide range of conditions, including lung, esophageal, chest wall, pleural, tracheal, mediastinal, foregut and diaphragm disease. Cleveland Clinic contributes to the Society of Thoracic Surgery Database in order to maintain the highest possible standards. Our 2013 outcomes include the lowest risk-adjusted mortality rate for lobectomy in the nation.  We have recently been honored with a three star ranking in the first every ranking system for outcomes following lobectomy for lung cancer.  This honor was only awarded to a handful of programs nationwide.  Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Raymond completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse. He completed a surgical residency, a research fellowship, and a surgical infectious disease fellowship at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville. Dr. Raymond completed his training with a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia.

Following his training, Dr. Raymond was an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, NY. He participated in several committees, including the Antibiotic Subcommittee, Quality Assurance Committee, Hospital Therapeutics Committee, and was the Compliance Officer for the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Raymond moved to Cleveland in 2011 to join the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to his clinical activities, he is the Quality Officer for thoracic surgery, the Co-Director of the Lung Cancer Tumor Board, and a member of the Cancer Executive Committee, Clinical Competency Committee, Surgical Quality Committee, Disaster Triage Officer, and Tracheostomy Committee.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Raymond has more than 85 published articles and abstracts and twelve medical textbook chapters to his credit.

About Dr. Raymond: “I am honored to be a member of the Cleveland Clinic team dedicated to the multidisciplinary care of patients with thoracic disease, both benign and malignant. It is a pleasure to work with skilled and accomplished individuals who can provide compassionate and efficient care with unsurpassed quality. There is no greater satisfaction than the gratitude of a patient who has received world-class care.”

Leisure Activities: Dr. Raymond enjoys cooking, biking, hiking, swimming and traveling with his wife and two children. He also enjoys reading historical fiction, fly fishing and skiing.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

Residency - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
General Surgery
Charlottesville, VA

Medical Education - SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA United States

Residency - University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Medical Education - SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung surgery, lung cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal surgery, chest wall surgery, esophageal surgery, surgical infectious disease, VATS lobectomy, and surgical quality.

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 America’s Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
  • 2011, 2012 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Daniel Raymond, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/12/2024, Dr. Raymond has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

223 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

It took over a month to get an appointment, which was a month out further. It was extremely frustrating to know I had cancer and the doctor I was trying to see had a whole paper he co-wrote about how treatment more than 50 days after biopsy had worse outcomes, yet my appointment was scheduled for 60+ days from the biopsy that showed I had cancer so obviously surgery would be even later. It was even more frustrating when I was called the night before my appointment to be told that Dr. Raymond was busy and couldn't see me the following day so I had to be rescheduled for ANOTHER month. Fortunately, they "made an exception" and worked me in that week, but it was still frustrating and aggravating on top of an already scary and emotional diagnosis.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

I really like Dr. Raymond, he is thorough and was eager to answer my whole list of questions. I liked that he was personable but also very knowledgeable about thoracic surgery including being up-to-date on current practices, studies, etc. And he met me at my level instead of talking down to me or something, that was nice. And he shared with me pictures of his dog.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

What can I say? He's a great doctor. He listened, he was reassuring, he gave good advice, he would consult re mri and follow up

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Raymond identified other health issues and has put a team together and made referrals for continuing care of issues.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Telephone technician was prompt in relaying my symptoms and concerns to Dr. Raymonds office I received a response shortly after with testing schedules and appointment very compassionate and understanding of my concerns

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Raymond explained my situation and other issues in full detail showing my husband and I the results on the computer he answered all our questions and concerns He is kind considerate very understanding and compassionate he took his time to make sure all my fears were alleviated

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Always would recommend Dr. Raymond

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr. Raymond was very knowledgeable and nice. He took the time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Good Fantastic Doctor and his staff

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2024

I had never felt more safe, respected, validated, and heard as I did at each appointment. Thank you, Dr. Raymond, for giving me my life back.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Excellent physician. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr Raymond has been very helpful in explaining the impression/diagnosis of my medical condition, the treatment options, as well as field questions that I have had. I look forward to taking the next steps toward the treatment plan, under his care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Raymond was awesome! Made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Raymond and his resident assistants were all very able and talented.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Raymond is a really good guy to talk to. Very clued in to his patients. It was like talking to an old friend. Very reassuring.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Raymond was incredible! He had great bed side manner and was very calming through the entire procedure to after check ups!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I felt at ease talking with Dr. Raymond. I've had numerous consultations with different doctors. None of them were nearly as knowledgeable and helpful as Dr. Raymond.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Raymond is a wonderful clinician and is great with patients.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Raymond is the best. I'm cured due to his skill

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Raymond is incredible - very knowledgeable, informative and always personable. He takes time to review my test results and answers all my questions. I always have a pleasant office visit with Dr Raymond!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Daniel Raymond, my thoracic oncology surgeon, for his expert, life-saving care & compassion.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

I cannot speak highly enough of the expert, life-saving, & compassionate care of Dr. Daniel Raymond, my thoracic oncology surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

I appreciate the time Dr. Raymond spent with me in answering all my questions. I appreciate his kindness and professionalism.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Raymond was able to show me a video during out video visit which I really appreciated. It helped in answering a specific pre-surgery question I had.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Raymond asked me to schedule my appointment for November. I never scheduled. I happen to go on to MyChart to review a few things and the appointment was already scheduled for me. Not sure how to rate that. 5 Very good.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

I always talk about Dr. Raymond at the Lung Force Walk/Run. He's wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Raymond saved my life! Hes amazing!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

I am very greatful that Dr Raymond took me as a patient and will continue to follow me. Everyone we came in contact with during the visit was kind, pleasant, helpful, and supportive.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I will be forever grateful for the care that Dr. Raymond has provided to me.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Doctor Raymond explained all very well and brought a lot of comfort.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Raymond looked back over 10 years records/scans and saw there was very little difference between the lung nodule. Two other Drs. Did not look back. I feel Dr. Raymond Is very thorough and I highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

The care I receive from Dr Raymond is always excellent. He is thoughtful, caring, thorough and takes the time to listen to concerns and answers all my questions. Dr Raymond has my complete trust and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Raymond and his staff over the last 5 years has been excellent in every way! I cant imagine going through my experience with a better equipped staff or more competent surgeon! I am blessed and grateful for Dr Raymond and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Raymond is very good at communicating. I felt very comfortable with him and his advise. He is very easy to get along with.

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