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- Awards & Activities
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery, Vascular Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 1981, 1991; Certificate of Special Competence in Vascular Surgery, 1986, 1995
Joined VM - January 1982
Clinical research, aneurysm surgery, endovascular surgery
Harvard University, Boston, 1974
Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1980
General Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1981; Vascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1982; Endovascular Interventions, Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, 1999
"My goals are to perform the surgery as expertly as possible and to make the patient feel as confident and at ease as possible. Striving toward technical perfection and involving the patient as an enthusiastic part of the team intellectually is what makes surgery so rewarding as a profession."
"Surgery is not always the best solution to a health problem, but when it is, it is often curative, and often dramatically so."
Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS), 1985 Co-director, Vascular Laboratory at Virginia Mason; Publisher/Lecturer, Clinical Research Projects, Vascular Surgery Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009
Edmond J. Raker, MD, FACS - Curriculum Vitae
Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts