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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
  • Chest Surgery
  • Claggetts Window
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Diverticulectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Mediastinum Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Nodulectomy
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • VATS
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wedge Resection
View all 46 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Collis Nissen/Nissen
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Diverticulosis
  • Epiphrenic Diverticulum
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Disease
  • Femoral Artery Aneurysm
  • Fibromatosis Tumors
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lungs
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • 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 Embolism
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Windpipe Injury
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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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


  • Surgery
  • Thoracic & 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. Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Lung surgery, lung cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal surgery, chest wall surgery, esophageal surgery, surgical infectious disease

Awards & Honors

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

Research & Publications

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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 4/9/2019, 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

221 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

One of the best doctors with whom I've ever been treated!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Raymond, as well as The Cleveland Clinic, to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Raymond is excellent in all respects

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I have never felt trust with any Dr until my experience with this team at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Excellent as always! I wish other healthcare providers would be as good.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Wish all Doctors were as competent.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

I respect his honesty, manner and professionalism. I've seen many doctors for my condition. Dr Raymond did his homework, reviewed all my notes and discs and I would totally recommend him. he's amazing!!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Raymond is that best doctor!!! He truly cares about his patients

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

I was very pleased with Dr. Raymond and his staff

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr Raymond is a rock star in my opinion. He makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world. He always calms your fears and is genuinely concerned for you!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Raymond is the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of being associated with. I am so very impressed with his service. Without him I would not be alive today. He is awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Raymond is the best. (informative,extremely competent,friendly, compassionate)

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Raymond put mine and my wifes mind at ease...

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I've been to the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and a few University hospitals and Dr. Raymond and the Cleveland Clinic as a whole has been the best experience I have ever had. Dr. Raymond provided detailed explanations and walked me through all steps of my condition and treatment options, and I left understanding the issue better than I ever have before. Where other doctors have just shrugged and said they didn't know what to do, Dr. Raymond took my CT scan to use as a test case to develop a surgery that doesn't yet exist. I would never go to any other hospital for any complex or serious condition other than Cleveland Clinic from here on out.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Raymond scheduled our appt. to correspond w/an appt. w/Dr. Roselli! We appreciate that!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr Raymond's care has exceeded expectations and we are forever grateful

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Amazing staff. facility and Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Very good experience with both Doctor Raymond and his team.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

everyone, especially dr raymond were wonderful as usual!!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

was very comfortable talking with Dr Raymond..answered all my questions. very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

*Dr. Daniel Raymond was the best surgeon!!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Raymond was great with Geri, had patience and empathy for her. Gave her time to think, no rushing. very different than most surgeons I had met before.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

absolutely professional on all levels. In fact, my husband is now a patient of Dr. Raymonds.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Raymond came highly recommended and I can see why. He was very personable and explained everything in detail. I would definitely recommend him. He's an excellent doctor with very good bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019

All of my doctors were excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019

*Dr. Daniel Raymond is excellent.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I felt very confident with Dr Raymond's knowledge and experience. He explained what my condition is and left the decision for any future surgery up to me. He left me with feeling knowledgeable and comfortable with my condition.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

dr raymond and hs staff are all to be commended for careing as they do and dr raymond will explain to you where you can understand what needs to be done

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Thank God, I was blessed with the pleasure of having Dr. Raymond as my surgeon on a very difficult surgery. So difficult that this was my 7th major surgery. I'm so thankful to God that this surgery went good and I'm doing well. He's kind, he explains everything clearly, has a sense of humor, and is professional! Praise God, he's definitely a good doctor- sadly, that is something hard to find these days.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Raymond is wonderful. He sees me as a real person & is always so kind & patient.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

the Doctor is the BEST

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

excellent. Dr Raymond was awesome. staff was helpful and friendly.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr Raymond explained things in a way I could understand. I was ver comfortably during my appointment

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I think that Dr. Raymond is very thorough and truly cares.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

was a positive experience for getting info I need to make a decision with. felt comfortable with Dr Raymond. Will be back.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Raymond was very concerned about how I was feeling and spent a great deal of time discussing the CT scan and how/why my symptoms reappeared. He was very thorough in his explanation, concerns and suggestions. I feel very confident in his knowledge and expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

I was very impressed, very comfortable with Dr. Raymond and his staff. I raved about them to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

*Doctor Raymond and surgery team were wonderful. I never worried about being in good hands.

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