Dr. Raphael Bueno – Mesothelioma Doctor – Associate Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Thoracic Surgery

75 Francis Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Phone: 617.732.8148

Fax: 617.582.6171

Email Address: rbueno@partners.org

Dr. Raphael Bueno is Associate Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Bueno joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery more than a decade ago, in 1996. Dr. Bueno is also Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bueno has held the position of Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School since 2003. In addition to these positions, Dr. Bueno is also Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at Harvard Brigham and Women’s BWH-Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He was appointed Director of the program in 2004. Dr. Bueno is also Director of the Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit, and the Director of the Photodynamic Therapy Program — also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

In addition to mesothelioma, Dr. Bueno’s clinical interests include esophageal cancer, benign esophageal disorders, lung cancer, thymomas, esophageal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and endoscopic surgery (airway and esophagus). His research interest is in the area of genomic research in thoracic cancers. Dr. Bueno’s laboratory research has several objectives. His objectives are to better characterize the behavior of mesothelioma at the molecular level and to utilize this information in order to design unique and cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

Dr. Bueno received his A.B. in 1981 from Harvard University . He received his Medical Degree (M.D.) in 1985 from Harvard Medical School. He completed his hospital Internship and his General Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1985-1988 and 1990-1993. Dr. Bueno completed his Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery from 1993-1995 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was an Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School from 1996-2000. Dr. Bueno went on to become Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School from 2000-2003.

He became Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Chief of Thoracic Surgery in 2002; Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Surgery in 2003, and Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency program at Harvard Brigham and Women’s BWH-Children’s Hospital in 2004.

Dr. Bueno is a member of many organizations. He is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CSN), the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), the General Thoracic Surgical Club (GTSC), and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Dr. Bueno also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS).