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Raymond L. Singer, MD, MMM
Physician in Chief, Institute for Special Surgery
Heart Institute
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Raymond L. Singer , MD, MMM

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4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings
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Experience
  • Education

    Undergraduate
    Muhlenberg College
    BS- Bachelor of Science
    1980

    Medical Training
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    MD - Doctor of Medicine
    1984

    Post Graduate
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Master - Medical Management
    2009

  • Training

    Internship 1984
    General Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Resident 1985
    General Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Resident 1986
    General Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Resident 1987
    General Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Resident 1988
    General Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship 1989
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship 1990
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship 1991
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Ratings & Comments from Patients

    To ensure our ratings come only from verified patients, we work with Press Ganey, a third-party organization. Press Ganey sends patient satisfaction surveys on LVHN’s behalf following an office visit or procedure. They ask patients about their impression of the health care provider and the doctor’s or advanced practice clinician’s communication skills. Read more about our survey.
    Just started with *Dr. Singer & his staff. So far they are great.
    Total experience was exactly what I made the appointment for, the info from Dr. Singer was clear and answered every question thoroughly. He provided all the time we needed.
    This was my initial visit with *Dr. Singer. I was extremely nervous going in but found *Dr. Singer has a gift in discussing his world and I felt very confident when I left knowing I needed the open heart procedure.
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    I consulted Dr. Singer as a possible surgeon for an Aortic Valve Replacement. My daughter and I were extremely comfortable with Dr. Singer. I have the utmost trust in him with my soon to happen surgery. I'm scared (normal) but am sure the outcome will be positive!
    *Dr. Raymond Singer and his staff were excellent. They saved my life. *Dr. Singer is a skilled, caring, compassionate man. I would advise anyone needing heart surgery to contact him.
    I will be having open heart surgery - I am so thankful I will be having it done at Lehigh Valley Hospital & having *Dr. Singer as my surgeon I know he is top notch. I have no fears.
    I was very impressed with everyone involved. I am confident that *Dr. Singer and his team will do an excellent job on my open heart surgery and double bypass.
    Very Good !
    *Dr. Singer talked to ME - not just to my son - I liked that.
    Dr. Singer was very thorough and listened to all of my concerns.
    I would recommend *Dr. Singer, but only met him for consultation.
    *Dr. Singer is excellent! He is caring, respectful and knowledgeable!
    We liked *Dr. Singer 1st visit - will be having heart valve replacement in 1 1/2 weeks. Dr. was confident, reassuring, down to earth.
    Dr. Raymond Singer impressed me as a uniquely committed and excellent physician.
    *Dr. Singer is a superior surgeon in whom I have complete confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of cardio thoracic work.
    We arrived well before time of appointment and were shown extraordinary courtesy. Staff and *Dr. Singer adjusted schedule and saw us within a few minutes in spite of our early arrival. *Dr. Singer was attentive and responsive.
    Very well received, courteous, informative and good results expected with surgery, felt calmed and less stressed after our visit.
    I am very satisfied with my recent appointment with Dr. Singer.
    My visit was to attain a second opinion regarding heart valve surgery. Dr Singer answered all my questions to my complete satisfaction. I plan he treat me in the near future.
    dr singer was very professional and answered my questions
    Dr, Singer and I talked about upcoming surgery for me. He explained the procedure well, and went over my current problem with me. He was open, honest, and informative.
    The staff in Dr Singers office are always the best and seeing Dr Singer is a pleasure.

Get to know him

Raymond L. Singer
Raymond L. Singer
Personal
  • Philosophy of Care

    My philosophy of care is very simple -- treat every patient as if they were a member of your own family. My father died of lung cancer at the age of 70. Prior to that, he had battled lymphoma and prostate cancer. My mother has survived kidney cancer, lung cancer, and heart disease. I suppose it's fair to say that I have come from a family of patients, not doctors. The blessing is that I have experienced what patients and their families go through during times of illness. Caring for patients as if they were a member of my own family allows me to find the strength to face the long hours and stress of being a cardiothoracic surgeon.

  • Why I Entered Medicine

    As far as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a doctor. There are reels of 8 mm silent home movies from the 1960s showing me examining everyone in the family with my plastic play-doctor kit. In high school I became a volunteer at Abington Memorial Hospital and enrolled in a year-long work-study project in radiology during my senior year. It was truly an amazing experience. I was exposed to every part of the hospital, including the operating room. I knew immediately from this experience that I wanted to become a surgeon. Nothing could be more exciting than helping to save a patient's life in the operating room. Helping others continues to be a passion for me to this day. I am fortunate to have fulfilled my life's dream of becoming a doctor and working with such exceptional professionals as I do at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

  • Community & Charity Involvement

    I first came to Allentown in 1976 as a member of the freshman class at Muhlenberg College. I was thrilled to return to Allentown in 1992 when I joined the staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital and later served on the board of trustees at Muhlenberg College. Currently I serve on the board of trustees for Congregation Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Allentown. I am a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society of Thoracic Surgery. I am honored to also be a past president of the Lehigh County Medical Society and a past president of The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery. One of the most enjoyable experiences for me has been serving as a freelance writer for The Morning Call newspaper. Since 1992, I have written more than 45 essays for the newspaper. I take pleasure in participating in speaking events as well and was recently honored to be the guest speaker at the Go Red for Women Luncheon at DeSales University, in support of the American Heart Association.

  • Personal Interests

    With the little free time that I have, I enjoy simply being with my family. My wife and two daughters are my inspiration, my reason for being. I also enjoy playing the piano. I love golf, but I am not very good at it. My ideal vacation is just reading a book along the shore of some tropical paradise, watching my kids playing in the sand, with the sun setting over the ocean -- as they say, 'priceless.'