Principal Investigators and Research Publications
Raffaele J. Marchigiani

Raffaele J. Marchigiani, M.D.

Sentara Surgery Specialists, Thoracic Oncology

Medical Education and Training

  • Medical School

    American University of Antigua College of Medicine

  • Residency

    St. Luke’s University/Temple University
    Clinical Chief Resident – Department of Surgery

    St. Luke’s University/Temple University
    Department of Surgery

  • Fellowships

    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Clinical Chief Fellow - Cardiothoracic Surgery

    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Clinical Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Lung Health
  • Lung Cancer Awareness


Dr. Raffaele Marchigiani joined the Sentara Surgery Specialists in 2016. He became interested in medicine at a very young age and has spent much of his studies focused on anatomy, specifically surgical anatomy of the heart and lungs. Dr. Marchigiani specializes in thoracic oncology (also known as lung cancer). Many of his lung cancer patients are smokers and a common conversation he has with his patients is the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Dr. Marchigiani follows his own advice; when he’s not in the operating room he enjoys being outdoors and training for triathlons with his wife and encouraging his daughters to stay active as well.

Publications and Projects

Visit PubMed® for a listing of Dr. Marchigiani’s journal articles. PubMed® is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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