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Rafael S. Andrade, MD

Rafael S. Andrade, MD

Thoracic Surgeon
Specialties and Services
Thoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
Languages I Speak
English, French, German, Spanish
My Care Philosophy
Empathy and excellence guide my interactions with patients. I strive to put myself in every patient's shoes, and my goal is to offer each patient the safest and most advanced care. Empathy is achieved by listening, excellence is the result of research.
Medical School
National Autonomous University of Mexico
University of Minnesota
Indiana University Medical Center (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Thoracic Surgical Oncology)
University of Minnesota (Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Foregut)
Other Education
National Institute of Nutrition, Mexico City
Board Certifications
Thoracic Surgery
General Surgery
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Co-Founder, University of Minnesota Medical Center Operating Room Green Team
  • Executive Member, Fairview Corporate Green committee
  • Chief, Section of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Associate Editor, Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2009-2012)
  • Associate Editor, Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2009, 2010, 2014-2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016, 2017)
  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly (2014)