Contact Information
  • 800-826-HOPE (4673)
Dan J. Raz, M.D.
  • Co-director, Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program
  • Surgeon, Thoracic Surgery
  • Assistant Professor

Primary Specialties




Dan J. Raz, M.D., joined the Department of Surgery’s Division of Thoracic Surgery in January 2011 as assistant professor. Raz’s expertise lies in esophageal and lung cancer surgery. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). While at UCSF, he also earned his master's degree with advanced studies in clinical research and was a research fellow in the thoracic oncology program. Most recently, he was a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and spent time at both Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - present, Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2010, Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 2010, Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • 2009 - 2011, Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2005 - 2007, Research Fellow, Thoracic Oncology Program, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 2002 - 2009, Resident, General Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


  • 2005 - 2007, University of California, San Francisco, Masters in Advance Study, Clinical Research
  • 1998 - 2002, University of Pennsylvania, Doctorate of Medicine
  • 1994 - 1997, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Board Certifications/Licensure
  • 2010, General Surgery


  • 2007, University of California San Francisco Training in Clinical Research Scholar
  • 1997, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burchard Scholar


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association


  • Kratz JR, He J, Van Den Eeden SK, et al. A practical molecular assay to predict survival in resected non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer: development and international validation studies. Lancet 2012, pending publication.
  • Raz DJ, Lanuti M, Gaissert HG, Wright CD, Mathisen DJ, Wain JC. Outcomes of patients with isolated adrenal metastasis from non-small cell lung carcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;92(5):1788-92.
  • Herbella FA, Raz DJ, Nipomnick I, Patti MG. Primary Versus Secondary Esophageal Mobility Disorders; Diagnosis and Implications for Treatment. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009, Mar 4.
  • Raz DJ, Gomez SL, Chang ET, Kim JY, Keegan TH, Pharm J, Kukreja J, Hiatt RA, Jablons DM. Epidemiology of non-small cell lung cancer in Asian Americans: incidence patterns among six subgroups by nativity. J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Dec; 3(12):1391-7.
  • Raz DJ, Ray MR, Kim JY, He B, Taron M, Skrzypski M, Segal M, Gandara DR, Rosell R, Jablons DM. A multigene assay is prognostic of survival in patients with early-stage lung adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Sep 1;14(17):5565-70.
  • Skrzypski M, Jassem E, Taron M, Sanchez JJ, Mendez P, Rzyman W, Gulida G, Raz D, et al,. Three-gene expression signature predicts survival in early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Aug 1;14(15):4794-9.
  • Fisichella PM, Raz D, Palazzo F, Nipomich I, Patti MG. Clinical, radiological and manometric profile in 145 patients with untreated achalasia. World J Surg. 2008 Sep;32(9):1974-9
  • Kim J, Raz D, Jablons D. Unmet need in lung cancer: Can vaccines bridge the gap? Clin Cancer. 2008 Feb;9 Suppl 1:S6-12.
  • Raz DJ, Tedesco P, Herbella FA, Nipomnick I, Way LW, Patti MG. Side-to-side stapled intra-thoracic esophagogastric anastomosis reduces the incidence of leaks and stenosis. Dis Esophagus, 2008;21(1):69-72.
  • Raz DJ, Kim JY, Jablons DM. Diagnosis and treatment of bronchioloaveolar carcinoma. Current Opin Pulm Med. 2007; 134(4):290-296.
  • Raz DJ, Zell JA, Ou SH, Gandara DR, Anton-Culver H, Jablons DM. Natural history of stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: implications for early detection. Chest, 2007(132(1): 193-9.
  • Raz DJ, Jablons DM. EGFR expression and mutational analysis as a predictive test. J Clin Oncol. 207; 25(15):2144-5.
  • Raz DJ, Jablons DM. Five-gene signature in non-small lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2007;356(15):1582-3.
  • Lee AY, Raz DJ, He B, Jablons DM. Update on the molecular biology of malignant mesothelioma. Cancer; 2007; 109(8):1454-61.
  • Kim J, You L, Xu Z, Kuchenbecker K, Raz D, He B, Jablons D. Wnt inhibitory facto inhibits lung cancer cell growth. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2007; 133(3):733-7.
  • Raz DJ, Glidden DV, Jablons DM. Clinical characteristics and survival of patients with surgically resected incidentally detected lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol, 2007; 2(2):125-130.
  • Raz DJ, Zell JA, Karnezis AN, Odisho AY, Ou SH, Anton-Culver H, Jablons DM. Misclassification of bronchioloaveolar carcinoma with cytologic diagnosis of lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol, 2006; 1(9):943-948.


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