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DR. CHMIELEWSKI, MD, FACS

After 20 years of practice in Southeastern Michigan at Beaumont Hospitals I was recruited by Rush University Medical Center to come back and practice in my hometown of Chicago. I am as excited now to practice in the field of thoracic surgery as when I started. Partnering with patients to help them with diseases of the lung, esophagus, and other chest structures and get them back to their lives has been extremely satisfying and rewarding. I have always strived to bring the latest and best tools to treat a patients particular problem to them. With my partners at University Thoracic Surgeons I have found a home with colleagues who also share a passion for the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques and optimal patient care. Please browse our website and meet our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and office staff.

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DR. MICHAEL LIPTAY, MD

Is the leader of the busiest minimally invasive thoracic surgery group in the Metropolitan Chicago area. In addition he is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Rush. Our group, University Thoracic Surgeons, is based at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and has outreach programs at several surrounding area hospitals. Dr. Liptay continues to develop and lead a dedicated team that serves the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Besides being surrounded by a group of excellent physicians at Rush we strive to work with your local physicians and caregivers to provide a seemless continuity across the spectrum of care.

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DR. CHRISTOPHER SEDER, MD

After graduating from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, Dr. Seder trained in general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital, during which time he spent 1 year in University of Michigan's Thoracic Surgery Laboratory. He went on to complete his cardiothoracic surgery training at Mayo Clinic, with a focus on general thoracic surgery.

His clinical interests include all aspects of general thoracic surgery, including thoracoscopic and robotic approaches to pulmonary, mediastinal, and esophageal diseases. Dr. Seder's academic interests include resident educational as well as clinical and translational research focusing on thoracic oncology.

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