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Christopher W. Seder, MD

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  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: William Beaumont Hospital - General Surgery
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic - Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Cancer surgery, lung
  • Chest tumors
  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Robotic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
Research Interests:
  • Lung and esophageal cancer translational research
  • Thoracic surgery outcomes
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Benign post-esophagectomy gastrocardiac fistula.
    Pentiak P, Seder CW, Chmielewski GW, Welsh RJ.
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011
    2011 Oct
    13(4):447-9. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2011.276790. Epub 2011 Jul 25.
  2. Nonoperative management of postintubation tracheal injuries.
    Fong PA, Seder CW, Chmielewski GW, Welsh RJ.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2010
    2010 Apr
    89(4):1265-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.07.093.
  3. The safe transition from open to thoracoscopic lobectomy: a 5-year experience.
    Seder CW, Hanna K, Lucia V, Boura J, Kim SW, Welsh RJ, Chmielewski GW.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2009
    2009 Jul
    88(1):216-25; discussion 225-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.04.017.
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