Eric Vallieres, Lung Cancer Program Surgical Director

Eric Vallieres M.D.

Surgical Director - Lung Cancer Program

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    Specialty
  • Thoracic Surgery

About Dr. Vallieres

Accolades:

  • Pleural and Lung Cancer icon

    Pleural and Lung Cancer

  • Research Excellence icon

    Excellence in Research

  • Team Leader icon

    Team Leader

  • Robotic Surgery icon

    Robotic Surgery

  • Board Certified icon

    Board Certified in Surgery

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    Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery

Quick Fact

Dr. Vallieres is fluent in French and English.

Eric Vallieres, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon and surgical director of the Lung Cancer Program at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington. With a specialty in thoracic surgery, Vallieres clinical interests include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, chest wall tumors, chest wall resections, pleural diseases, robot-assisted surgery, thoracoscopic lobectomies and mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that few doctors specialize in treating. Most cases develop in the lining of the lungs – known as pleural mesothelioma – and this has become a special interest for Vallieres.

One of the surgeries he is qualified to perform is an extrapleural pneumonectomy, which is used for pleural mesothelioma patients.

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Tim Povtak, Senior Content Writer at Asbestos.com

Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers.

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