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Christopher Towe, MD

Christopher Towe, MD



89 Ratings 27 Reviews


Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Seidman Cancer Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

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.


  • 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)


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Office Locations

UH Seidman Cancer Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Parma Med Arts Ctr 2 Ste 205

6707 Powers Blvd
Parma OH, 44129

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

89 Ratings

Patient Comments (27)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Towe was very patient with me in answering all my questions and concerns. I can see why he is highly recomennded by my regular doctor ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Was fantastic.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr.Towe is a considerate, compassionate and wonderful physician. In all honesty, he is more concerned about my health than I sometimes am. We had a good long talk about my lung problems this last visit and he suggested a few things I am trying to alleviate some breathing problems. I'm hoping my relationship with him remains at this level because I really need a physician with his reasoning level.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Extremely friendly and courteous office from the physician to the entire support staff.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Having an appointment during my normal working hours and not having to sit and wait for a long time is very important , Dr. Towe and his team have done a great job with minimizing wait times and not making me feel like the appt was rushed.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Positive and precise in answering questions and easing anxiety

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Towe has a great bedside manner. He is kind and thorough. He takes his time to understand concerns and presents the clinical information plainly. Thanks

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Towe does a very thorough job of explaining procedures, lab results, and recovery expectations. He always makes sure the patient has full understanding before moving on. He's very professional and very concerned for the patient's comfort and care. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr Towe. He made sure I was ready physically and mentally before performing surgery. I went through a series of tests and scans prior to biopsy and surgery. His confidence in his ability to remove my *** put me at ease to have the surgery. I highly recommend Dr Towe!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Very happy with the care I receive from Dr, Towe. A Dr. That cares about the patient. Also, passionate about his profession. The nurses and staff in his office are professional and polite and care also. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
The entire experience was positive. Doctor was helpful and patient with me in explaining the results of my scan and also confirmed that I understood what my future plan of care is.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
My first visit with Dr Towe. Such a good feeling about him. He seems to be a genius that cares enough to explain things simply. That's an incredible dr!

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr Towe is a very compassionate and caring doctor. He always explains things thoroughly and is honest with you about your situation

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Thought Dr. Towe was extremely knowledgeable about my condition and very informative about what might happen next!

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Loved Dr Towe he is knowledgeable caring and took the time to answer all my concerns

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Felt the provider showed respect for my self advocacy, thoughts and opinions; communicated well at my level.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
*** He was very helpful and honest with possible future options. He shows concern and care for his patients.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
All good.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Towe and his entire team could not have been more supportive, attentive and helpful. They are wonderful! I have great confidence in Dr. Towe.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Good experience

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Towe was very helpful ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr.Towe has a very confident attitude, listens well, and is not a procrastinator. I like his let's get it done mind set.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Towe and his staff are professional, courteous and very caring! God put Dr Towe in my life for a reason...great Surgeon!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr Towe was very compassionate and explained everything to me regarding an upcoming surgery I will be having with him.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
This Doctor has been excellent from the beginning.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Towe was extremely professional and VERY easy to talk too

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Towe was very specific about the procedure I will be having and didn't pull any punches with what may or may not happen. I am very satisfied with him. He also took the time and did not rush me.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very good experience.

Board Certifications

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


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)

Brown University (1998)

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.