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Chest Wall Diseases & Conditions
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Daniel Raymond, MD

  • Director, Chest Wall Center
  • Thoracic Surgeon
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

The mission of the Center for Chest Wall Disease is to provide a knowledgeable and experienced multidisciplinary team of experts including surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical imaging specialists and medical lung specialists. Please just us to have your questions answered by Director of the Chest Wall Center, Daniel Raymond, MD.

The chest wall includes the spine, ribs and muscles that are used for breathing and moving your arms and neck. The chest wall helps protect your organs and creates a strong area that lets breathing happen.

Diseases of the chest wall include non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) tumors, developmental abnormalities, and disease caused by an infection, trauma or surgery. Cleveland Clinic treats Pectus Excavatum, Pectus Carinatum, Poland Syndrome, Diaphragm Eventration, and many more conditions.

If you have a condition, such as pectus, chest wall tumors and other acquired conditions such as chest wall infections or hernia, your doctor should have extensive experience in treating patients with chest wall disease. There are often many things to consider, and expertise is needed to create the best plan of care based on each patient’s needs.

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.

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.

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