Rafael Andrade, MD

Rafael Andrade, MD
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Thoracic Surgery Clinic
Masonic Memorial Building
Masonic Cancer Clinic
424 Harvard St.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-LUNG (5864)

Philosophy of Care:

Empathy and excellence guide my interactions with patients. I strive to put myself in every patient’s shoes, and my goal is to offer each patient the safest and most advanced care. Empathy is achieved by listening, excellence is the result of research.

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Graduated from medical school with diploma of “Exceptional Quality”

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Member of SAGES

Mpls/St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" - (2009, 2010, 2014)

Associate editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Groth SS, Whitson BA, D’Cunha J, Maddaus, MA, Alsharif M, Andrade RS. Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes: A Single Institution’s Learning Curve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Oct;86(4):1104-9.

Andrade RS, Blondet JJ, Kast T, Jessurun J, Maddaus MA. Evaluation of Isolated Rib Lesions with Radionuclide-Guided Biopsy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Oct;86(4):1111-4.

Tetteh HA, Groth SS, Kast T, Whitson BA, Radosevich DM, Klopp AC, D'Cunha J, Maddaus MA, Andrade RS. Primary Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis and Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy: A New Objective Assessment Method. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jan; 87 (1): 267-74; discussion 274-5.

Groth SS and Andrade RS. Diaphragmatic Eventration. Thorac Surg Clin. 2009; 19(4): 511-9.

Groth SS, Rueth NM, Kast T, D’Cunha J, Kelly RF, Maddaus MA, Andrade RS. Laparoscopic Diaphragm Plication: An Objective Evaluation of Short-and Mid-Term Results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010. 139(6):1452-6.

Rueth NM, Andrade RS. Is VATS Lobectomy Better – Perioperatively, Biologically and Oncologically? Ann Thorac Surg. 2010. 89(6):S2107-11.

Andrade RS, Groth SS, Rueth NM, D’Cunha J, Maddaus MA. Evaluation of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes with Endobronchial Ultrasound: The Thoracic Surgeon’s Perspective. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010. 139(3) 587-583.

Mitiek MO and Andrade RS. Giant Hiatal Hernia. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;89(6):S2168-73.

Andrade RS, Maddaus MA. Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010; 22(1):14-21.

Andrade RS. Challenges and Innovations: Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy-guided wedge resection. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. In Press.

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