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Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
38 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Douglas Mathisen is Excellent. Dr. Mathisen has been reviewed by 13 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.5
Promptness 4.6
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Douglas Mathisen, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 40 areas:
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Bronchial Diseases
  • Bronchial Fistula
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carcinoma
  • Clinical Research
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Fistula
  • Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
  • Laryngectomy (Larynx removal)
  • Laryngostenosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer (Bronchial Neoplasm)
  • Lung Cancer (Bronchogenic Carcinoma)
  • Lung Cancer (Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma)
  • Lung Diseases (Pleural Diseases)
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Education & Awards

Dr. Mathisen graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. He has 22 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Bronchial Diseases
Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
Lung Cancer (Bronchial Neoplasm)
Lung Cancer (Bronchogenic Carcinoma)
Lung Cancer (Lung Neoplasm)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Thymus Cancer (Thymus Neoplasm)
Thymus Tumor (Thymoma)
Trachea Cancer (Tracheal Neoplasm)
Tracheal Diseases
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012)


Dr. Mathisen has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Cape Cod Hospital 
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Douglas James Mathisen MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 38 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Douglas J. Mathisen practice?
Dr. Douglas Mathisen has 1 office location.
Dr. Douglas Mathisen practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Boston, MA.
See Boston Cardiothoracic Surgeons.