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Christopher Towe, MD

Christopher Towe, MD

Office Locations

UH Seidman Cancer Center (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
1st Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-3800

UH Parma Medical Arts Center 2 (11 mi.)

6707 Powers Blvd
Medical Arts Cntr 2 Ste 205
Parma, OH 44129
440-743-8115

Biography: Christopher Towe, MD

Expertise

  • Achalasia
  • Airway and Esophageal Stenting
  • Chest Wall Trauma
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Endoluminal Tracheal and Bronchial Resections
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Lung and Esophageal Cancers
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive (VATS) Surgery
  • Pulmonary Endoscopy
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Tracheobronchial Stenting
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Titles

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - New York University School Of Medicine And Langone Medical Center (2011 - 2014)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2009 - 2011)

Research Fellowship | Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2007 - 2009)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2005 - 2007)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2004 - 2005)

Medical Education
Weill Cornell Medical College (2004)

Undergraduate
Brown University (1998)

About

Christopher W. Towe, MD is an esophageal and thoracic surgeon at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH) Division of Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery and is a clinical assistant professor, surgery – Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine.

Dr. Towe is board certified in esophageal and thoracic surgery. His special interest is designing an improved minimally invasive specimen removal device for laparoscopic procedures. He joined University Hospitals in 2014.

He completed his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery last year from the New York University Medical Center, NY after finalizing his fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2007.

Dr. Towe earned his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical Center and has contributed to book chapters in his specialty. Additionally he has provided insight in abstracts and presentations.

He also earned the Hassan Naama Award for “Embodying the character and spirit of Hassan Naama: charisma, compassion, and, generosity” while at Weill Cornell Medical and was the 2010 winner of the Surgical Forum / Excellence in Research Award at the 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons: ‘Creation and Validation of a Set of Simulation Exercises for Advanced Laparoscopy’ in Washington, D.C.

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 98 Ratings
(5)
3/1/2024

The doctor and staff was very professional, knowledgeable, very friendly and very nice.

(5)
3/1/2024

There is none better than Dr Towe!

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr. Towe was very helpful and explained everything about my problem in detail.

(5)
2/1/2024

I thought he was fantastic and very caring the minute I met him. I wish more doctors were just like him. Wonderful!!!!!

(5)
2/1/2024

Was a good visit with the information I needed to make a decision.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr Towe main office will arrange my future scans and appts and his *** office checks to give me further info. It's very nice.

(5)
1/1/2024

They are the Best!!! Polite caring I wish all med personnel in all hospitals were half the caring ,knowledgeable, as these were n all UHS are we need more of Dr Towe around.

(5)
12/1/2023

I love this Dr and his staff. Always very courteous. They always schedule appts for me. UH is very lucky to have this Dr on staff

(5)
12/1/2023

Excellent cate by all staff members. Thank you

(5)
11/1/2023

Dr. Towe is an amazing physician. He explained everything to me and was very compassionate.

(5)
11/1/2023

He was very good, explained my condition and what l needed to do to help with my condition. He was simple to the point and concise.

(5)
11/1/2023

I feel Dr. Towe is the best Doctor, very knowledgeable and explains everything! Glad I have him!

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Towe and his entire team are amazing.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr Christopher Towe and his staff are on time, prompt. Excellent Team. I cannot thank Dr.Towe enough for taking care of me, always honest about my health and helping me extend my life. He is an excellent doctor and forever grateful for his care.

(5)
9/1/2023

Love Dr Towe! He really cares about his patients and their needs.

(5)
8/1/2023

Everthing went well

(5)
8/1/2023

Had a fantastic visit given the circumstances of my condition. The Dr made phone calls while in the exam room to schedule follow up surgery which showed urgency and care. We were very pleased.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Towe is awesome! He saved my life!

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Towe is an excellent specialist. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all of my questions, concerns.I did not feel rushed in any way. Actually left feeling more comfortable about my upcoming procedure.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Towe and persons in his office were efficient, friendly and took caare of business. Very satisfied at this time.

(5)
6/1/2023

Dr. Towe was patient and answered all my questions. He followed up with me after the appointment to express his concern about the cost of my surgery and hospital stay since I am a self pay patient. We reviewed some of what was discussed at my appointment to make sure I completely understood what the surgery would entail.

(5)
6/1/2023

Great experience and dr Towe made everything easy to understand.

(5)
6/1/2023

This was my first visit with Dr Towe. He covered quite a bit during my appt. I am very comfortable with his explainations.

(5)
5/1/2023

Was initially excited meeting a doc that can find what's wrong with me and a solution. Surgery was smooth and hoping for the best. Doc was 100% honest with me, which I like. Knowing I have a surgeon, young, to be around when I need him for further surgeries! His assistant is awesome too!

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Christopher Towe did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.