Dr. Ezequiel J. Molina, MD

Dr. Ezequiel J. Molina, MD

Dr. Ezequiel J. Molina, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Fax: (202) 877-3503

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Specialties
  • Cardiac Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • aneurysm of ascending aorta
  • anomalies of the pulmonary circulation
  • anomalous pulmonary artery
  • anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • aortic aneurysm
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal aneurysm repair
  • aortic root replacement
  • aortic valve replacement
  • aortic valve surgery
  • atrial septal defect repair
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About the Provider

Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, is the Surgical Director of the LVAD and Heart Transplant Program, and the Surgical Director of the ECMO Program at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University. Dr Molina is a national and international leader in the field of mechanical circulatory support for the treatment of end stage heart failure.  He is a member of the STS-INTERMACS Task Force, a North American registry for the clinical outcomes of advanced heart failure patients who receive an FDA-approved mechanical circulatory support device.  Dr. Molina is committed to delivering the highest quality of care and achieving the best possible outcomes across a spectrum of different surgical cardiac conditions, using both conventional and minimally invasive approaches.
 
Patients are referred to Dr. Molina with a variety of conditions, including end stage heart failure, coronary artery disease, complications of myocardial infarction (such as ventricular septal defect, papillary muscle rupture, and cardiogenic shock), valvular heart disease, complex endocarditis cases, aortic root and ascending aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, cardiac tumors (including cardiac myxomas), adult congenital conditions (including atrial septal defects, anomalous coronary arteries, and pulmonic valve disease), cardiac arrhythmias (like atrial fibrillation), diseases of the pericardium, respiratory failure, and acute cardiogenic shock.
 
Dr. Molina specializes in complex coronary artery bypass procedures, minimally invasive valve surgery, complex cardiac reoperations, heart transplantation, the use of temporary and durable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) in patients with end-stage heart failure, and the insertion and management of ECMO to support patients in acute heart and/or respiratory failure.
 
Among Dr. Molina’s clinical and research interests are improving heart transplantation outcomes, short-term mechanical support device and durable mechanical support device technology, coronary revascularization, valvular heart disease, minimally invasive valve surgery, complex aortic root surgery, valve sparing aortic root replacement procedures, and complex reoperative surgery. Dr. Molina participates in national clinical trials in the field of mechanical circulatory support and is regularly invited to give lectures at national and international meetings.  
 
After receiving his medical degree at Buenos Aires University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Molina came to the US to become a postdoctoral research fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at Temple University School of Medicine, where he stayed on to complete his residency in general surgery. He then completed a clinical research fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.  He then became a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital before receiving training in heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support devices, and ultimately joining MedStar in 2012.
 
Philosophy of Care 
“As a heart surgeon I do not just treat the disease, I treat the patient. Using state-of-the-art surgical procedures and technology, I deliver compassionate care individualized to each patient and their family. I work with them to alleviate their fears and concerns during one of the most stressful moments of their lives -- when they are facing open heart surgery. I am always available for my patients and their families, as well as their referring cardiologists.”

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: Columbia University Medical Center (2012)
  • Fellowship Program: New York Presbyterian Hospital (2011)
  • Residency Program: Temple University Hospital (2009)
  • Fellowship Program: Temple University Hospital (2006)
  • Medical School: Buenos Aires University (1999)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
  • 1830
    SUITE 405
    Reston, VA 20190
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  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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