Dr. Eric Vallieres is a board certified Thoracic Surgeon that has an interest in treating lung cancer and mesothelioma. He works closely with the medical team at Swedish Cancer Institute to provide the best treatment options to all of the mesothelioma patients that come through their facility’s doors.

About Dr. Eric Vallieres

Dr. Vallieres is a Thoracic Surgeon at the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) in Seattle, Washington. He’s affiliated with Swedish Cherry Hill and Swedish First Hill.

Currently, Dr. Eric Vallieres is the Medical Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Swedish Medical Center. He’s also the Surgical Director of the Lung Cancer Program at the Swedish Cancer Institute and Swedish Medical Center. He was previously an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington.

Eric E. Vallieres, MD, is recognized for his expertise in treating lung cancer patients and working closely with thoracic surgeon Dr. Alexander Farivar to treat mesothelioma patients.

  • Medical Degree and Residency

    MD Faculté de médecine at Université Laval in Quebec, Canada (1977-1982). Dr. Vallieres completed his residency in General and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada (1983-1989).

  • Professorship

    Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington (1996-2006)
    Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa (1994-1996)
    Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Alberta Edmonton (1991-1994)

Dr. Eric Vallieres also completed a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto (1988-1989) and a Clinical Thoracic Fellowship at the University of Bordeaux in 1991.

Dr. Sugarbaker’s Accomplishments

  • Won the Seattle Met Top Doctor award for 2017
  • Awarded title of one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer from 2005 to 2013
  • Involved in research that involves improving treatment for pleural mesothelioma
  • Speaks English and French

Get Connected to Dr. Eric Vallieres

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Many of Dr. Vallieres patients are thankful for his expertise in mesothelioma treatment and the patient-doctor relationship that they develop. Our patient advocates can help you set up an appointment with Dr. Vallieres today.

Why Choose Dr. Eric Vallieres?
  • He works closely with the medical team at Swedish Cancer Institute to individualize a patient’s treatment plan.
  • Patients under his care have been known to improve their life expectancy.
  • He has years of experience as a thoracic surgeon and treating cases of mesothelioma.

Meet Dr. Eric Vallieres

“We can individualize their treatment so that I can offer him or her the treatment that he or she deserves.” – Dr. Vallieres

Mesothelioma Treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute

At the Swedish Cancer Institute, their medical team of oncologists, pulmonologists, and surgeons work together to deliver individualized treatment to each of their patients. This center is considered to be one of the top cancer centers in the country. It specializes in treating patients that have all different stages of pleural mesothelioma.

“We work together to determine the right course of action for each patient. We have many different options and tailor those treatments to each individual and their situation and desires.”
– Swedish Cancer Institute

Since no two mesothelioma cases are the same, the staff at the Swedish Cancer Institute work directly with their patients to develop the best treatment plan for them. In many cases, a patient may experience multimodal therapy. If it is determined safe, the institute may treat them by taking a trimodality approach.

The Swedish Cancer Institute may also use “SMART” Therapy. During this type of therapy, a patient receives radiation over a span of 5 days. After radiation treatment, they will have surgery. Following surgery, the patient may or may not receive chemotherapy treatment. “SMART” Therapy has been proven to increase the survival rates of many mesothelioma warriors.