Christopher W. Seder, MD

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

After graduating from the Michigan State College of Human Medicine, Dr. Seder spent 6 years training in general surgery at William Beaumont Hospitals, in Royal Oak, Michigan.  During this time, he dedicated a year to investigating lung and esophageal cancer at the University of Michigan.  He then spent 3 years completing his cardiothoracic surgery training at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Seder’s interests include all aspects of benign and malignant lung, mediastinal, chest wall, and esophageal disease.  He is an assistant professor of surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Dr. Seder’s academic interests include investigating blood-based tumor markers to identify lung cancers at the earliest stage, international collaboration with the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons registry, and resident education.  This past year, Dr. Seder was awarded the L. Penfield Faber Teaching Award for excellence in education for his efforts in this regard.