Treatment & Services
- Bronchial Biopsy
- Bronchus Surgery
- Cancer Center
- Chest Surgery
- Claggetts Window
- Diaphragm Surgery
- Epigastric Hernia Repair
- Esophageal Surgery
- Esophagus Endoscopy
- First Rib Resection
- GERD Surgery
- Heller Myotomy
- Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
- Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
- Lung Lesion Surgery
- Lung Surgery
- Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
- Mediastinum Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
- Pericardial Window
- Robotically Assisted Thoracic Surgery
- Robotically Assisted Thymectomy
- Thoracic Surgery Department
- Thoracoscopic Surgery
- Thymus Gland Surgery
- Tracheal Resection
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Collapsed Lung
- Collis Nissen/Nissen
- Diaphragm Hernia
- Epiphrenic Diverticulum
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Perforation
- Esophageal Stricture
- Esophagus Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
- Lung Abscess
- Lung Cancer
- Malignant Mesothelioma
- Mediastinal Tumor
- Pectus Excavatum
- Pericardial Effusion
- Pleural Effusion
- Pulmonary Nodules
- Stomach Cancer
- Swallowing Disorders
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Windpipe Injury
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Undergraduate - Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA USA
- Thoracic Surgery
Awards & Honors
- Charles H Bryan Clinical Excellence in Residency Award.
- 2012Thoracic Surgery In-service achievement award. 2010.
- Allegheny Medical Society Student Award. 2004.
Research & Publications
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As of 5/18/2017, Dr. Raja 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Raja receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Smiths Medical
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.
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175 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017
I felt the surgeon (*Raja) kept me informed about the whole process.
Reviewed on Jul 4, 2017
Dr. Raja and nurse Kathy are the best.
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2017
pleased with care I received
Reviewed on May 31, 2017
Reviewed on May 25, 2017
I love Dr. Raja, he's the best!
Reviewed on May 19, 2017
Dr. Raja is an excellent surgeon.
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2017
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
I trust Dr Raja and his assistant. They listened and asked questions. They didn't treat my medical problem as routine.
Reviewed on Mar 4, 2017
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017
Dr. Raja & his staff were fantastic. I cannot say enough about the surgical team. Put me at ease!!!
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2017
All my questions were answered. The procedure was explained I detail. I was able to make an educationed decision.
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