Dr. Ray Sawaqed MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. Ray Sawaqed is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Merrillville, Indiana and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital and Porter Regional Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Sawaqed accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital and one of 5 at Porter Regional Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery
Education & Medical Training
St Joseph Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1998–2003
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2003–2005
University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1988
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
IN State Medical License
Active through 2015
Publications & Presentations
Tocilizumab in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and beyond.
Shetty, A.,Hanson, R.,Korsten, P.,Shawagfeh, M.,Arami, S.,Volkov, S.,Vila, O.,Swedler, W.,Shunaigat, A. N.,Smadi, S.,Sawaqed, R.,Perkins, D.,Shahrara, S.,Sweiss, N. J.
Rheumatologic manifestations of sarcoidosis.
Sweiss, N. J., Patterson, K., Sawaqed, R., Jabbar, U., Korsten, P., Hogarth, K., Wollman, R., Garcia, J. G., Niewold, T. B., Baughman, R. P.
Diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension in systemic sclerosis.
Sweiss, N. J., Hushaw, L., Thenappan, T., Sawaqed, R., Machado, R. F., Patel, A. R., Gomberg-Maitland, M., Husain, A. N., Archer, S. L.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Great West PPO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Illinois PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- Cofinity PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Sagamore Health Plus
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
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8687 Connecticut St
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: (219) 769-7800
Fax: (219) 755-0748