Wissam N Raad, MD Email Wissam Raad
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Thoracic Surgery
Wissam N. Raad MD, FACS, FRCS is a minimally invasive Attending Thoracic Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals. He holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also a Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery. Dr. Raad is certified by both the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS).
Dr. Raad received his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where he completed a basic surgical training program. He relocated to the United States and completed another ACGME accredited General Surgery residency training program at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Connecticut, a Yale University School of Medicine teaching hospital. He also undertook a postdoctoral surgical research fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Following completion of surgery training, he completed an ACGME-Accredited Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery fellowship training at the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Program.
His area of interest and specialty is Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in the management of benign and malignant thoracic surgical diseases and in the use of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), interventional endoscopy, and the Robotic-assisted platform to perform high quality complex thoracic surgery with more precision and smaller incisions. He utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to the management of thoracic malignancies involving pulmonary medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and gastroenterology. More importantly, Dr. Raad is passionate about providing care to patients and their families with empathy, dignity, and respect while honoring autonomy when discussing medical treatments and decisions.
Dr. Raad is active in several societies and organizations including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He also published numerous peer reviewed publications and continuously presents his clinical and research work at respected national and international meetings.
Dr. Raad's research background includes translational research resident and medical student education. His current research focus and interest includes surgical costs and quality outcomes, development of clinical trials, and translation of bench observation to potential clinical applications. He co-authored multiple publications and he has been invited to present his research findings at national and international meetings.
- Antireflux Surgery
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Bronchoscopy, Diagnostic
- Carcinoid Tumors
- Chest Wall Mass
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Stricture
- Fundoplication-Laparoscopic Surgery
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Heller Myotomy
- Hiatal Hernia
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Lung Cancer
- Mediastinal Abnormalities
- Mediastinal Adenopathy Surgery
- Mediastinal Tumor Resection
- Mediastinal Tumors
- Narrow / Closed Esophagus
- Needle Biopsy Of The Lung And Pleura
- Paraesophageal Hernia
- Pectus Excavatum
- Pericardial Cyst / Mass
- Pleural Effusion
- Pulmonary Lobectomy
- Robot-Assisted Surgery - Overview
- Robot-Assisted Thoracic Procedures
- Thymic Cancer
- Thymus Gland Disorders
- Upper GI Endoscopy
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Fellowship of the American College of Surgeon
American College of Surgeons
Top Five Oral Presentations
Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
General Surgery Residents Essay Competition
Residents and Fellows Association - American College of Surgeons
How to make Better Surgeons?
Cancer, Regeneration, Stem Cells
Dr. Raad is involved in translational research and in resident and medical student education. His current research focus and interest includes surgical costs and quality outcomes, development of clinical trials, and translation of bench observation to potential clinical applications. He co-authored several publications and he has been invited to present his research findings at national and international meetings.
Raad WN, Forest S, Follis M, Friedmann P, DeRose JJ. The Impact of Robotic Versus Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting on In-Hospital Narcotic Use: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.); 11(2).
Bhora FY, Lewis EE, Rehmani SS, Ayub A, Raad W, Al-Ayoubi AM, Lebovics RS. Circumferential Three-Dimensional-Printed Tracheal Grafts: Research Model Feasibility and Early Results. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2017 Sep; 104(3).
Raad W, Lantis JC, Tyrie L, Gendics C, Todd G. Vacuum-assisted closure instill as a method of sterilizing massive venous stasis wounds prior to split thickness skin graft placement. International wound journal 2010 Apr; 7(2).
Bhora FY, Ayub A, Forleiter CM, Huang CY, Alshehri K, Rehmani S, Al-Ayoubi AM, Raad W, Lebovics RS. Treatment of Benign Tracheal Stenosis Using Endoluminal Spray Cryotherapy. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 2016 Nov; 142(11).
Bhora FY, Al-Ayoubi AM, Rehmani SS, Forleiter CM, Raad WN, Belsley SG. Robotically Assisted Thoracic Surgery: Proposed Guidelines for Privileging and Credentialing. Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.); 11(6).
Raad W. Approaches to maintaining high-quality surgery training in the twenty-first century. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons 2011 Aug; 96(8).
Ayub A, Rehmani SS, Al-Ayoubi AM, Raad W, Flores RM, Bhora FY. Pulmonary Resection for Second Lung Cancer After Pneumonectomy: A Population-Based Study. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2017 Oct; 104(4).
Santana-Rodríguez N, Llontop P, Clavo B, Fiuza-Pérez MD, Zerecero K, Ayub A, Alshehri K, Yordi NA, Re L, Raad W, Fernández-Pérez L, García-Herrera R, Huang CJ, Bhora FY. Ozone Therapy Protects Against Rejection in a Lung Transplantation Model: A New Treatment?. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2017 Aug; 104(2).
Santana-Rodríguez N, Martel E, Clavo B, Llontop P, Calderón-Murgas C, Raad WN, Alshehri K, Ayub A, Jenny Huang CY, Hussein M, Alayón S, Bhora FY. Oncological resection of lung cancer invading the aortic arch In full thickness using a non-fenestrated endograft. Journal of surgical oncology 2016 Sep; 114(4).
Bressman M, Raad W, Levsky JM, Weinstein S. Surgical therapy for complications of pneumonia on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can improve the ability to wean patients from support. Heart, lung and vessels 2015; 7(4).
Raad W, Weinstein S. Division of Vascular Ring. Book Chapter. TSRA Operative Dictations in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Copyright © 2014 by the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, Damien J. LaPar, David D. Odell. .;.
Pérez-Alonso D, Santana-Rodríguez N, Cano JR, Ayub A, Raad W, Alshehri K, Calderón-Murgas C, Hernández F, Torrent G, Bhora FY. Selective packing for uncontrollable traumatic thoracic wall bleeding preserving cardiopulmonary function. American journal of surgery 2017 Sep; 214(3).
Ayub A, Santana-Rodríguez N, Raad W, Bhora FY. Primary appendiceal lymphoma: clinical characteristics and outcomes of 116 patients. The Journal of surgical research 2017 Jan; 207.
Ayub A, Parkash O, Santana-Rodríguez N, Raad W, Bhora FY. Elevated risk of subsequent malignancies in patients with appendiceal cancer: A population-based analysis. Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2016 Sep; 35(5).
Mikati MA, Kurdi R, El-Khoury Z, Rahi A, Raad W. Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in intractable childhood epilepsy: open-label study and review of the literature. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B 2010 Jan; 17(1).
Raad W Screening for Colorectal Cancer in the Middle East. Health and Nutrition Volume 6, Issue 48; August 200.;.
Ayub A, Rehmani S, Al-Ayoubi AM, Lewis E, Santana-Rodríguez N, Raad W, Bhora F, Kim G. Primary Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the Gallbladder: A Population-based Analysis. Anticancer research 2017 05; 37(5).
Raad WN, Shaban NM, Moneley DS, Given MC, McGrath FJ, Kelly CJ. Endotension Following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair. J Surg Radiol. 2010 Jul 1:10.;.
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