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Dr. Daniel Wiener

Boston VA Chief of Thoracic Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
Address VA Boston Healthcare System
1400 VFW Parkway
Boston MA, 02132

A Top Surgeon for Pleural Mesothelioma

Dr. Daniel Wiener is one of the best mesothelioma doctors for veterans in the United States. He has more than 20 years of experience in thoracic oncology (lung and chest-related cancer treatment).

Dr. Wiener currently treats veterans at the Boston VA Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts.

He and his team offer care to veterans with pleural mesothelioma. This is the most common type of mesothelioma forms in the pleura (lining of the lungs).

Pleural Mesothelioma
affects approximately
Veterans each year
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U.S. veterans with mesothelioma may be able to get treatments from Dr. Wiener for free or at a reduced cost if they have VA health care.

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Dr. Wiener’s Mesothelioma Treatment Approach

Dr. Daniel Wiener uses several different treatments for mesothelioma.

  • These treatments include:

  • Chemotherapy

    Targets and destroys cancer cells

  • Radiation

    Eliminates cancer cells and inhibits their spread

  • Surgery

    Excises mesothelioma tumors

Which mesothelioma treatments will be used depends on the needs of the patient. Dr. Wiener’s specialty is surgery as he is a thoracic surgeon (a doctor who operates on the lung and chest).

More than one treatment may be used together in what’s known as a multimodal treatment plan for best results. Other treatments, such as immunotherapy (which boosts the body’s immune response to fight cancer), could also be used in some cases.

Dr. Wiener can also treat U.S. veterans with other asbestos-related health problems besides mesothelioma. These include lung cancer, pleural effusions (fluid buildup in the lung lining), esophageal cancer, and more.

Dr. Daniel Wiener’s Medical Experience

Dr. Wiener has been treating cancers like mesothelioma and helping patients live longer for over two decades.

He received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2001. He later completed residencies at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Wiener currently treats veterans at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All of these facilities are located in the greater Boston area.

Due to his experience, Dr. Wiener was named Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Boston VA following the departure of Dr. Abraham “Avi” Lebenthal. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (which is closely affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital).

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center can help you connect with top mesothelioma doctors such as Dr. Wiener. Contact us now to get started.

Dr. Daniel Wiener’s Awards and Affiliations

Dr. Wiener is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

These board certifications mean he’s recognized as a medical expert and can safely perform complex surgeries to help patients with mesothelioma and other cancers.

Dr. Wiener has also been recognized many times on a national level for his contributions to the health care field.

His other honors include:

  • Associate Residency Program Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston Magazine “Top Doctor” (2019-2023)
  • Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” (2016-present)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Member of the National Surgery Advisory Board for Thoracic Surgery

Reviews From Dr. Daniel Daniel Wiener’s Patients

Dr. Wiener truly cares about the well-being of his patients and will do everything he can to help them. Because of this dedication, he has consistently received 5-star reviews from his patients.

Veterans with mesothelioma who are getting treatment from him can rest assured knowing they’re in the best possible hands.

  • Here are notable reviews from Dr. Wiener’s patients:

  • “I have always been given excellent treatment by Dr. Wiener. He explains things in terms that I can understand and spends the time with me to make sure all my questions have been answered. He's absolutely the best!” (June 2023)

  • “Dr. Wiener was able to see me in such short notice. He made himself available to me when in need and made me a priority. I haven't seen this type of response or care from other providers. I'm extremely happy to have Dr. Wiener and his team provide me care during this time.” (May 2023)

  • “There are not enough words to show my gratitude to Dr. Daniel Wiener. The fear we have during a medical crisis and the hands we fall into are a matter of life and death. Dr Wiener has cared for me with the utmost compassion and caring.” (July 2020)

He has 5-star patient satisfaction ratings on the Brigham & Women’s Hospital official site, HealthGrades, and U.S. News & World Report.

Get Help Finding Top Mesothelioma Doctors

If you or a loved one served in the military and now has mesothelioma, you deserve the best medical care possible. The Mesothelioma Veterans Center can help you connect with top mesothelioma doctors such as Dr. Daniel Wiener.

Our nurses have relationships with the best mesothelioma hospitals and doctors, so we can help you find the care you need.

Here are 3 steps we suggest to find a mesothelioma doctor:

  • Get our Doctor Questions Download: Use our download to get answers when speaking with Dr. Wiener or another mesothelioma doctor.
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  • Get care: Your mesothelioma doctor will create a treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Don’t wait: contact the Mesothelioma Veterans Center right now and connect with some of the best mesothelioma doctors available.

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Contributing Author

Christopher Dryfoos is a journalist and member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). As the grandson of the U.S. Navy’s first forensic pathologist, he aims to help veterans with mesothelioma access needed care.

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