Wissam N Raad, MD
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.