Phone: (206) 215-6800
Address: Swedish Cancer Institute-Surgical Practices 1101 Madison St. Suite 850 Seattle, WA 98104

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Dr. Eric Vallieres specializes in thoracic surgery at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington. He was voted one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors” in the city’s Metropolitan Magazine in 2009, and Teacher of the Year in the General Surgery Residency Program at the Swedish Medical Center, 2008-2009.

Educational Background

Dr. Vallieres attended Universite Laval Medical School in Quebec, Canada. Following his graduation from medical school, Dr. Vallieres completed his residency at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He later went to France to conduct a fellowship with Professor Louis Couraud in Bordeaux, France.

After returning to Canada, Dr. Vallieres joined the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Clinical Interests

With his specialty in thoracic surgery, Dr. Vallieres has a list of clinical interests that mirror his experience and training in the medical field. Also listed below are special procedures he performs:

Chest wall resections
Chest wall tumors
da Vinci (Robot-Assisted Surgery)
Lung cancer
Lungs & Esophagus
Mediastinal pathology
Pleural diseases
Thoracic oncology
Thoracic surgery
Thoracic surgery (robotic)
Thorascopic Lobectomies
Thorascopic surgery
Research studies that Dr. Vallieres has been a part of include:

Trimodality Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma : G. Buduhan, S. Menon, R. Aye, B. Louie, V. Mehta, E. Vallières , Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 45th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Jan. 27, 2009
Preliminary experience with minimally invasive thymectomy: Youssef S, Blitz M, Vallières E, Aye RW, Louie BE – ” Minimally Invasive Thymectomy has been successfully adopted at Swedish Medical Center” Washington Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Lake Chelan, WA. June 14, 2009

Dr. Vallieres is an active member of The Society of the Thoracic Surgeon as well as a member of The Western Thoracic Surgical Association. Additionally, he serves as an Executive Member of the Lung Site Committee at the National Cancer Institute in Canada.

Dr. Eric Vallieres received many grants for the funding of clinical trials he is involved in. In addition, Dr. Vallieres has published many articles and abstracts.


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