Dan J. Raz, M.D., M.A.S.

  • Co-director, Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgeon

Dan J. Raz, M.D., M.A.S.

Research Focus :
  • Identifying new therapies to combat therapy resistance in lung cancer
  • Targeting specific epigenetic changes to improve platinum sensitivity in lung cancer
  • Studying barriers to lung cancer screening
Clinical Specialties
  • Thoracic Surgery
Areas of Expertise
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer and Surgery
  • Thymoma

City of Hope is just such a special place ... no other place that I've been to combines cutting-edge treatment with such a nurturing environment."

Dan Raz, M.D., M.A.S., specializes in esophageal and lung cancer surgery – and in raising public awareness about cancer risks. He blogs regularly and does videos and podcasts on subjects ranging from the importance of lung cancer screening to detect cancer early to better health care for the Latino and Chinese communities.

Dr. Raz joined City of Hope in 2012 after fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mayo Clinic. A graduate of M.I.T., he earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Raz has authored dozens of articles, including studies demonstrating survival benefit for patients who choose lung cancer surgery.

  • 2012 - 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

Degrees

  • 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

Fellowship

  • 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

Residency

  • 2002 - 2009, Resident, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 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
  • 2007, University of California San Francisco Training in Clinical Research Scholar
  • 1997, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burchard Scholar
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