Assistant Professor, Surgery
Contact Information and Appointments
- Clinical - general thoracic surgery; lung cancer; esophageal cancer; minimally invasive thoracic surgery; robotic thoracic surgery; esophageal motility disorders; mediastinal tumors; paraesophageal hernias; gastro-esophageal reflux disease
- Research - lung program development and lung cancer screenings; development of molecular markers for early diagnosis of esophageal and lung cancer; genetics of lung cancer in women; risk factors and premalignant conditions associated with esophageal cancer
Daniela Molena, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, studied medicine in Italy at Universita Degli Studi di Padova. She completed residencies in general surgery at Universita Degli Studi di Padova and University of Rochester Medical School. She also completed residencies in thoracic surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a residency in cardiac surgery at Weil Cornell Medical College. Dr. Molena completed fellowships in gastrointesinal surgery at University of California San Francisco and minimally invasive surgery at Universita Degli Studi di Padova.
Specializing in the treatment of benign and malignant disease of the chest, including lung, esophagus, pleura and mediastinum, Dr. Molena has a particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive approach for the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, esophageal dismotility disorders and benign lung and pleura conditions.