About Dr. Wiener
Dr. Daniel Wiener is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who is experienced in treating mesothelioma, specifically pleural mesothelioma. This is a type of rare cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs (pleura) after asbestos exposure.
Dr. Wiener currently treats civilians and veterans with mesothelioma at two different medical facilities in Massachusetts:
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital: This facility is home to the premier International Mesothelioma Program (IMP).
- VA Boston Health Care System: U.S. veterans make up 33% of all mesothelioma patients. Dr. Wiener treats veterans at the Boston VA’s West Roxbury Medical Center.
Dr. Wiener may be able to help you live longer or with less pain following a mesothelioma diagnosis. He currently has a five-star rating on the official Brigham and Women’s Hospital website for patient satisfaction with his care.
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Who Does Dr. Wiener Treat?
Dr. Wiener performs a variety of procedures and treatments to help those with lung and chest-related diseases.
Notably, Dr. Wiener treats patients who have pleural mesothelioma, which is very aggressive and has no known cure. However, with treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation administered under Dr. Wiener’s care, patients may be able to live longer with this cancer.
U.S. veterans with mesothelioma may be able to get treatment from Dr. Wiener for free or at a reduced cost through the VA health care system.
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Dr. Wiener’s Medical Background
Dr. Wiener earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2001.
He completed his first residency in general surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He followed this with a fellowship residency in thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Before joining the team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Wiener also spent some time at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
Currently, Dr. Wiener spends most of his time at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lung Center treating patients with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other diseases.
In 2022, he joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Boston VA Healthcare System to help treat veterans fighting cancers like mesothelioma.
Dr. Wiener has been working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2014, but he has over 20 years of combined medical experience.
In addition to years of experience, Dr. Wiener has also earned very high ratings in areas like patient satisfaction and bedside manner.
Despite being such a sought-after treatment provider, Dr. Wiener’s office is currently accepting new patients and takes many common insurance plans.
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Dr. Wiener’s primary focus is treating lung and thoracic cancers.
He specializes in the following treatments:
- General thoracic surgery
- Lung cancer screenings
- Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
- Pleural effusion management
- Thoracic and cardiac surgery
When it comes to pleural mesothelioma, the first line of treatment is usually major surgery to remove the lung lining, and sometimes the lung closest to the tumor. Other treatments are then used to help supplement the surgery.
However, some patients might not be healthy enough to undergo an invasive surgery. Instead, they may be treated with chemotherapy, radiation, or other methods.
Dr. Wiener and his team will recommend the best mesothelioma treatment for your particular case.
Dr. Wiener’s Treatment Approach
Dr. Wiener is skilled in all types of thoracic surgeries, though he prefers to use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.
Pleural mesothelioma is a disease that usually requires a multimodal approach, which means it must be attacked and treated from different angles.
Multimodal treatment for pleural mesothelioma can include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.
Dr. Wiener is a very highly rated thoracic surgeon and cancer specialist who has been recognized both nationally and locally as a top doctor in his field.
Awards and Accolades
Dr. Wiener has received awards for his work in treating patients.
Some of his awards and accolades include:
- Boston Magazine “Top Doctor” in 2022
- Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” in 2022
- Healthgrades Honor Roll
Through multiple certifications and memberships, Dr. Wiener has extended his expertise and training in the fields of thoracic oncology and general surgery.
His professional roles, affiliations, and board certifications include:
- Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
- Associate Residency Program Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Certified by the American Board of Surgery
- Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
- Chief of Thoracic Surgery for the Boston VA Healthcare System
- Member of the National Surgery Advisory Board for Thoracic Surgery
Research and Published Works
Dr. Daniel Wiener’s research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.
Some of his most recent contributions include:
- Dezube, A.R., et al. “Geographic differences in therapy for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer in older adults.” Published in Journal of Surgical Oncology, May 2022.
- Dolan, D.P., et al. “Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer Performed During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Published in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Autumn 2022.
- Kapur, N.K., et al. “Hemodynamic effects of left atrial or left ventricular cannulation for acute circulatory support in a bovine model of left heart injury.” Published in American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, May-June 2015.
- Weiss, K.D., et al. “Controlled apneic tracheostomy in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Published in JTCVS Techniques, April 2021.
- Wiener, D.C., et al. “Paraneoplastic Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder as Presentation of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.” Published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, March 2018.
Dr. Wiener’s Work in Cancer Treatment and Research
Much of Dr. Wiener’s work and research in recent years has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on treatments and patient outcomes.
During the pandemic, he was published in multiple peer-reviewed journals for his work with COVID-19 patients who were also being treated for co-occurring lung or esophageal disorders.
This work in treatment and research may prove beneficial for both COVID-19 patients and patients with mesothelioma and lung cancer.
What Has Dr. Wiener Done for the Medical Profession?
Dr. Wiener’s work in treating pleural mesothelioma helps bring much-needed attention to this rare and often misunderstood cancer.
Mesothelioma can be difficult to treat and usually comes with a poor prognosis. Mesothelioma specialists like Dr. Wiener are working to change this by improving the mesothelioma treatments that are currently available and helping make new treatments available in the future.
New and emerging treatments could lead to a more positive mesothelioma prognosis and a better quality of life for people who have already been diagnosed.
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Get in Touch With Dr. Wiener
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer after asbestos exposure, you may be wondering about your medical options. It’s very important to consult an experienced mesothelioma specialist like Dr. Wiener as soon as possible.
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