Piedmont Heart Institute has named Ezequiel J. Molina, M.D. as the new surgical program director of Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS). Molina most recently served as the surgical director of the left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) and Heart Transplant Program at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute in Washington D.C. During his time in D.C., Molina was also an associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University.
Dr. Molina has been practicing medicine for over a decade and is board-certified in thoracic and general surgery. He specializes in heart transplantation, durable LVAD implantation and surgical therapies for cardiogenic shock. Molina is also proficient in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, including:
- Surgical coronary revascularization
- Aortic aneurysms
- Valve surgery
- Complex re-operative surgery
He received his medical degree from Buenos Aires University in Argentina and completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, where he also served as a clinical instructor focusing on heart transplantation and MCS devices.
As the new surgical program director, Dr. Molina will work with the Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and MCS medical director, Robert Cole, M.D., and will advance the program that David Dean, M.D., established and has overseen for more than 10 years.