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Daniel Raymond, MD, is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular 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: Dr. Raymond has performed more than 1,500 thoracic surgeries throughout his career, including more than 300 VATS lobectomy procedures.
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.
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
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