About Dr. Raymond Singer,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Raymond Singer and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1984. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I come from a family of patients, not doctors. My father had three different cancers before he passed away. My mother has battled two different cancers and heart disease. She had open heart valve and bypass surgery. I’ve sat in doctors’ waiting rooms. I’ve sat in emergency rooms and the ICU, watching the people I love fight their illnesses.
For me, being successful as a doctor has always been very straight forward. I simply treat every patient and family as if they were my own. In fact, I give every family my personal cell phone number, to call me anytime they have concerns. This is not just my strength, it’s my passion. It’s me.
10 Patient Reviews for
"I selected Dr. Raymond Singer for his proven track record here in Pennsylvania is excellent! I am doing great!"
-- Barry Kanick, heart valve surgery patient
"Dr Singer is an excellent surgeon and an excellent man. He is caring and compassionate and keeps both the patient and their family informed of everything at each stage of the process. He literally saved my life. He explained the type of procedures to be performed and performed them flawlessly. I am doing fine and recovering quite well. "
-- John Matusick, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, 05/15/2017
-- Steve McLeod, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 05/09/2017
I sent an e/mail to Dr Singers office and I received a response from theDoctor himself late that evening and he gave me his cell phone # to call him with any questions
I made an appointment with Dr Singer who reviewed my file and confirmed what the VA doctors told me."He explained the surgery to us, told us about the valve options and answered our questions he treated us like we were part of his family. And in fact told us as much.
On Feb 6th I had my surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest and I know that I made the best choice not only for the hospital but with the right Doctor at the right time. A true life savor! At age 70 I was beyond scared for the 1st time in my life I had no control over what was happening to me.
The hospital is a 2 hour drive from my home but because my wife doesn't drive they have the Hackerman-Patz house on the property where my wife and daughter stayed."
-- Daniel Pitts, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/06/2017
-- Marguerite Stulack, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/25/2017
-- Jeff Oswald, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Transcatheter, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, 02/02/2016
-- Pat dipippa, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/30/2015
-- Hank Phillips, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/04/2011
-- Howard Rowles, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/09/2009
-- Anne Lewis, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 11/28/2007
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Mitral valve repair
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Complex combined valve and aneurysm surgery
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Principal investigator of US Low-Risk TAVR Trial
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Raymond Singer, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1984.
Dr. Singer completed both his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a House Officer.
Dr. Singer is Board Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery and has performed over 5,000 heart operations since completing his training in 1992. He is recognized as leading one of the most successful cardiothoracic practices in the country. He holds an academic position as Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and previously Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Penn State University College of Medicine.
Additional awards include the Armandi Goracci, MD Memorial Prize for Teaching, the DuPont Pharmaceutical Young Investigators Award, The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery Award for Clinical Research, the American Heart Association Physician Award for Acute Care in Cardiovascular Surgery, and the Distinguished and Exceptional Attainments in Life Alumni Achievement Award at Muhlenberg College. The Consumers' Research Council of America, based in Washington, D.C. has placed Dr. Singer on the "America's List of Top Surgeons" in 2002-2016. US News and World Report has ranked Dr. Singer among the nation's "Best Doctors" for 2011-2016. Dr. Singer also received the Eternal Flame Award by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association and will serve as the Honorary Chair of the Lehigh Valley AHA Heart Ball in 2017.
At Lehigh Valley Health Network, Dr. Singer is the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Surgical Director of the Charles C. Chrin Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Singer is the Vice-Chair of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Singer also serves on the Development Committee for the LVHN Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors for Health Network Laboratories.
Dr. Singer is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians, as well as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Dr. Singer serves on the STS Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy and the STS PAC Board of Advisors. Dr. Singer serves on the Editorial Board of American Health and Drug Benefits, a peer-reviewed journal focused on value-based healthcare.
with Dr. Singer
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Singer, you can:
- Call (610) 770-6027 right now
- Request an appointment by clicking here.
The office of Dr. Singer is located at 1250 S Cedar Crest, Allentown, PA 18103. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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