Raymond Laird, DO, FACOS, FACS
Dr. Raymond Laird was born and raised in southeast Missouri in a rural farming community, helping his dad harvest cotton as a small child. He moved to Columbia, Missouri for college, earning his Bachelor's degree. After working for several years as a respiratory therapist, he continued his medical education in Florida at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, where he met Dr. Cristen Laird. They married during their third year of residency. Dr. Laird then received fellowship training at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. under the direction of Dr. Fredrick Brody and Dr. Vincent Obias. His training was in advanced minimally invasive surgery, with a primary focus in complex hiatal hernia repairs and colon resections. After completing fellowship training, he moved back to the Downriver community and began his General Surgery practice within the Oakwood Healthcare System (currently Corewell Health). He has continued to advance his skills in complex open, laparoscopic, and robotic hernia repairs. He previously cared for traumatically injured patients for several years at Trenton. He currently serves at the Vice Chief of Surgery at Corewell Trenton, and was elected in 2019. Dr. Laird is also the General Surgery Assistant Program Director. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his daughters and doing gardening, woodworking, and grilling.
Education and Training 2002, University of Missouri, Columbia, Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy 2008, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton, Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine 2013, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, General Surgery residency 2014, George Washington University Hospital, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Board Certification 2014, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
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