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.

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Insurances Accepted

  • 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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