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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
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion 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
  • Removal of Whole Lung
  • 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
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

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
  • Lungs
  • 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
View all 46 Specialties +


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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 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

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 USA

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

Medical Education - SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY USA

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA


  • 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 7/2/2023, Dr. Raymond has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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

241 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2023

I was treated very well. Overall I was very pleased in all areas of care & treatment. Nurses, doctor's & cafeteria workers. Great job!

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2023

Great doctor.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr Raymond is the best!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Thank you to a great provider

Reviewed on May 20, 2023

My doctors & nurse practitioner were very caring.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Daniel Raymond was truly knowledgeable and compassionate. He took the time to discuss my diagnosis and treatment options, reviewed my imaging studies with me, and answered all questions. His expertise and heart of caring left such a positive impression on me and gave me hope. God bless him.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Raymond is wonderful. Very personable and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Raymond and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

All around good experience with Dr. Raymond

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

It was incredibly disappointing to leave with no answers, but hopefully Dr. Raymond can present my case and someone on the team will figure it why this is happening to me. I desperately want my life back!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Great doctor. Kind.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Raymond is wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Raymond, so far, exceeds all my expectations in every category.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I appreciate that fact Dr Krishnaney and Dr Raymond have been collaborating to fully address the health issues I'm facing. A coordinated effort.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr.Daniel Raymond does a great job of presenting clearly. He is also such a nice person. I almost look forward to the proposed surgical procedure..

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr Raymond is the best. He listens and makes time for me. He knows his job very well. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Raymond took time to explain everything to my husband and I.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Raymond and all of his staff were very polite, took the time to answer my questions and helped accommodate me traveling 6 hours to Cleveland!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Doctor Raymond and his staff always have treated me with respect. I have only wonderful things to say about them all.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Raymond and his team were most responsive to my need for an appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Raymond and his staff were the best I have ever had! I left feeling very informed.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

I was treated very courteously by everyone I encountered on the phone and at the clinic. I am very happy w my visit and w Dr.Raymond.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

The doctor experience explained everything to me in detail. I feel very well informed and I'm very confident in Dr.Raymond performing the vats surgery on me. He was compassionate and answered all my questions and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

I had a lot of concerns but after my appt my concerns have diminished. I feel confident I will get the best care at Clev Clinic and w Dr Raymond

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Raymond performed surgery on me 5 years ago and save me life. He Is a compete doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Raymond is absolutely the best. He gave me quality of life. He has the greatest skill, and yet he is also personable. It's rare to find both in a Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

All my CCF Doctors are wonderful and I am a nurse

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

I had a good experience with Dr.Raymond. He was very knowledgeable in helping me with my issues. He told me what the other Drs would not about my situation.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Raymond is an excellent physician. I highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr Raymond could have explained biopsy procedure more in-depth of how it would be done. Also recovery afterwards and what to expect.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

I am very confident in Dr Raymond & his team!!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

*Dr. Raymond was exceptional!

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