Wissam N. Raad MD

Medical Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

Specializations/Clinical Interests

Benign Esophageal disease, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Tracheal and mediastinal tumours, Thymic tumors, Myasthenia Gravis, Minimally invasive video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and Robotic thoracic surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • VATS/Robotic Lobectomy
  • VATS/Robotic Segmentectomy
  • Laparoscopic/ Robotic Heller Myotomy
  • Laparoscopic/Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair/GERD
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Chest Wall resection for Sarcoma/Tumors
  • Robotic Excision of Duplication Cysts and Neurogenic Tumors
  • VATS/Robotic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis and Mediastinal Masses
  • EBUS/Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Airway and esophageal Stenting
  • Open and Endoscopic treatment of Tracheal Tumors and Stenosis
  • Pectus Excavatum Repair
  • VATS for Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • VATS sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
  • VATS/Robotic diaphragm pacing
  • VATS Thoracic duct ligation
  • Pulmonary sequestration


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Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 2014


American University of Beirut, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1998
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Doctor of Medicine, 2004

Residency Training

CCBST, Royal College of Surgeons, UK & Ireland, 2007
General Surgery, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, CT, 2013


Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center, NY, 2015 Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center, CT, 2010

Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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About the doctor

Wissam N. Raad MD is a minimally invasive Attending Thoracic Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt 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.

Dr. Raad was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He received his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He also completed basic surgical training at the Royal college of Surgeons (UK & Ireland) and is a Member of the Royal College (MRCS). He then relocated to the United States and completed an 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 research fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. Following completion of general surgery training, he completed an ACGME-Accredited Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Program.

Dr. Raad’s area of interest and specialty is Minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive approaches to benign and malignant thoracic surgical disease and in the use of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and the Da Vinci Robot to perform minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to the management of thoracic malignancies involving pulmonary medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, critical care, 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 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. Dr. Raad is also heavily involved at Dr. Bhora’s research lab in regenerative medicine, including 3-D printing of the trachea, stem cells, and investigating novel mutations with predictive response to chemotherapy and radiation in lung cancer.

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), the New York General Thoracic Surgical Club, and the Royal College of Surgeons.


1000 Tenth Avenue, 2B-07
New York NY 10019
Telephone:(212) 523-7475
Fax:(212) 523-8011