Ezequiel J. Molina, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (177 reviews)

Specialities: Cardiac Surgery

Languages: Spanish, English

202-877-3503

About me

Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, is a cardiac surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He serves as the surgical director of the Advanced Heart Failure program, the LVAD and Heart Transplantation program, and of the ECMO program. He is also an associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and program director of the Advanced Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplant Fellowship Program. Dr. Molina is also director of the Cardiac Surgery Research program. He is board certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery.

Dr. Molina specializes in 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, complex aortic root and ascending aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, cardiac tumors (including cardiac myxomas), adult congenital conditions (including atrial septal defects, coronary anomalies, and pulmonic valve disease), cardiac arrhythmias (like atrial fibrillation), diseases of the pericardium, respiratory failure, and acute cardiogenic shock.
 
He has performed more 100 heart transplants and 300 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantations, with better survival outcomes than the national averages. He leads one of the busiest LVAD programs in the country and a rapidly growing heart transplant program. Dr. Molina also performs complex coronary artery bypass procedures including total arterial revascularization, minimally invasive valve surgery, valve sparing aortic root replacement procedures, complex cardiac reoperations, and the insertion and management of ECMO to support patients in acute heart and/or respiratory failure.

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 Society of Thoracic Surgeons 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.
  
After receiving his medical degree from Buenos Aires University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Molina completed his residency in general surgery and a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. He went on to pursue a clinical research fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery and specialized training in heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support devices at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Among Dr. Molina’s research interests are short and long-term outcomes with the use of durable LVADs, donor heart preservation techniques, improving heart transplantation outcomes, and the use of new mechanical devices for the treatment of cardiogenic shock. Dr. Molina participates in national and international clinical trials in the field of mechanical circulatory support and is regularly invited to give lectures at national and international meetings.  
 
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 heart surgery. I consider my profession a true privilege, and I am always available for my patients and their families, as well as their referring cardiologists.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Anomalies Of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure Device Complications
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defects
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Lung Contusion
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Main Bronchus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Sternal Fracture
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Dissection
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Aneurysm Repair Surgery
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Fibroelastoma Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aorto Left Ventricular Fistula Repair
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure Device Placement
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure Device Removal
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd Repair
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bentall Procedure
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Cryoablation
  • Diaphragm Pacemaker Procedure
  • Diaphragm Pacing
  • Ebsteins Anomaly Surgery
  • Embolectomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy Eecp
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesions Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Papvc Repair
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Papvr Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter Insertion
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barretts Esophagus
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Replacement Of Heart Valve
  • Robotic Assisted Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Ross-Konno Procedure
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Myxoma Resection
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
MHVI-1st Floor North Addition
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7464

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

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)

Awards

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center SuperStar Nomination.  February 2013.   H. Taylor Caswell Award. Award given annually to the senior level surgery resident who, in the opinion of the junior residents, has contributed the most to their surgical education. Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, June 2009. Molina EJ, Gupta D, Monacchio J, Beltramo D, McClurken JB, Furukawa S, Macha M. Equivalent survival among African-American heart transplant recipients despite higher risk profile. The Third Annual Surgical Residents Research Symposium, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, May 2009. First Award. Molina EJ, Gupta D, Palma J, Torres D, Gaughan J, Houser S, Macha M. Novel experimental model of pressure overload hypertrophy in rats. The Second Annual Surgical Residents Research Symposium, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, May 2008. Third Award. Molina EJ, Santora TA, Bradley KM, Pieri PG, Pathak AS, Gaughan JP, McClurken JB, Goldberg AJ, Seamon MJ. Outcomes after emergency department thoracotomy in patients with penetrating cardiac injuries. 45th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Galloway, NJ, Oct. 2007. Resident Essay Competition: Second Award. Molina EJ, Palma J, Gupta D, Torres D, Gaughan JP, Houser S, Macha M. Reverse ventricular remodeling after mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in an animal model of pressure overload hypertrophy in transition to heart failure. The First Annual Surgical Residents Research Symposium, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, May 2007. First Award. Molina EJ, Sandusky M, Gupta D, Palma J, Gaughan JP, Macha. End stage renal disease and mortality after heart transplantation: are these outcomes worse among patients with preoperative low estimated glomerular filtration rate? 44th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Allentown, PA, Sep. 2006. Resident Essay Competition: First Award. Molina EJ, Palma J, Gupta D, Gaughan JP, Houser S, Macha M. Improvement in hemodynamic performance, exercise capacity, inflammatory and apoptotic profiles after intra-coronary delivery of mesenchymal stem cells in an experimental model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, Apr. 2006. C. Walton Lillehei Resident Competition: Finalist. Molina EJ, Palma J, Gupta D, Gaughan JP, Houser S, Macha M. Improvement in hemodynamic performance, exercise capacity and inflammatory profile after intra-coronary delivery of mesenchymal stem cells in an experimental model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Hamilton, Bermuda, Sep. 2005. Resident Essay Competition: First Award. Molina EJ, Gupta D, Palma J, Long W, Gaughan JP, Houser S, Furukawa S, Macha M. Intracoronary gene transfer of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA) improves left ventricular function and exercise tolerance in a rat model of heart failure. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 2004. Resident Essay Competition, Second Award. Honors Diploma, Medical Doctor: Buenos Aires University School of Medicine (06/1999).

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News and publications

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Brown MA, Sheikh FH, Ahmed S, Najjar SS, Molina EJ. Intra-aortic Balloon Pump as a Bridge to Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Contemporary Review. J Am Heart Assoc (accepted for publication 2021).



Genuardi MV, Moss N, Najjar SS, Houston BA, Shore S, Vorovich E, Atluri P, Molina M, Chambers S, Sharkoski T, Hsich E, Estep JD, Owens AT, Alexander KM, Chaudhry ST, Garcia-Cortes R, Molina E, Rodrigo M, Wald J, Margulies KB, Hanff TC, Zimme R, Kilic A, Mclean R, Vidula H, Dodd K, Blumberg EA, Mazurek JA, Goldberg LR, Alvarez-Garcia J, Mancini D, Teuteberg JJ, Tedford RJ, Birati EY. Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Heart Transplant Recipients: Risk Factors, Immunosuppression, and Outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant (accepted for publication 2021).



Schlam I, Lee A, Li S, Sheikh FH, Zaghlol R, Basyal B, Gallaguer C, Molina E, Mahr C, Cheng R, Barac A. Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Patients with Active Malignancies. JACC CardioOncol (accepted for publication 2021).



Cowger JA, Molina EJ, Pagani FD. Intermacs: Evolving data capture to meet scientific needs. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr 20:S0003-4975(21)00720-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.025. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33891919.



Kitahara H, Najjar S, Ahmed S, Lam P, Kadakkal A, Rodrigo M, Hofmeyer M, Sheikh F, Molina E. Edge-to-edge mitral repair for iatrogenic chordal rupture related to Impella 5.0. J Card Surg. 2021; doi: 10.1111/jocs.15517.



Grinstein J, Sawalha Y, Medvedofsky DA, Ahmad S, Hofmeyer M, Rodrigo M, Kadakkal A, Barnett C, Kalantari S, Talati I, Zaghol R, Molina EJ, Sheikh FH, Najjar SS. VE/VCO2 slope predicts RV dysfunction and mortality after left ventricular assist device: a fresh look at cardiopulmonary stress testing for prognostication. J Artif Organs. 2021; doi: 10.1007/s10047-021-01261-9.



Grinstein J, Molina EJ, Sheikh FH. Successful HeartMate 3 LVAD implantation in a patient with active heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia with thrombosis using pre-implantation plasmapheresis and intraoperative continuous prostacyclin. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2021; doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivab039.



Molina EJ, Shah P, Kiernan MS, Cornwell WK III, Copeland H, Takeda K, Fernandez FG, Badhwar V, Habib RH, Jacobs JP, Koehl D, Kirklin JK, Pagani FD, Cowger JA, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs 2020 Annual Report. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.12.038.



Alnababteh M, Hashmi MD, Vedantam K, Chopra R, Kohli A, Hayat F, Kriner E, Molina E, Pratt A, Oweis E, Zaaqoq AM. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for COVID-19 induced hypoxia: Single-center study. Perfusion;2020. doi: 10.1177/0267659120963885.



Frenk NE, Tabori NE, Molina EJ, Sabri SS. Large-bore Suction Thrombectomy Therapy for Massive Pulmonary Embolism on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2020;31:1932-1934.



Cain CJ, Ahmad H, Molina EJ. Mediastinal tissue friability-An unreported complication from Mycobacterium chimaera infection post-cardiac surgery. J Card Surg. 2020 doi: 10.1111/jocs.14928.



Kenigsberg BB, Majure DT, Sheikh FH, Afari-Armah N, Rodrigo M, Hofmeyer M, Molina EJ, Wang Z, Boyce S, Najjar SS, Mohammed SF. Sex Associated Differences in Cardiac Reverse Remodeling in Patients Supported by Contemporary Left Ventricular Assist Devices.J Card Fail



Uriel N, Jeevanandam V, Imamura T, Onsager D, Song T, Ota T, Juricek C, Combs P, Lammy T, Patel-Raman S, Woolley JR, Sayer G, Milano C, Schroder J, Molina E, Grinstein J, Suarez E, Estep JD, Aggarwal S, Silvestry S, Raval N; iVAS Investigators. Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life With an Ambulatory Counterpulsation Pump in Advanced Heart Failure Patients: Results of the Multicenter Feasibility Trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.119.006666.



A Fully Magnetically Levitated Left Ventricular Assist Device - Final Report. Mehra MR, Uriel N, Naka Y, Cleveland JC Jr, Yuzefpolskaya M, Salerno CT, Walsh MN, Milano CA, Patel CB, Hutchins SW, Ransom J, Ewald GA, Itoh A, Raval NY, Silvestry SC, Cogswell R, John R, Bhimaraj A, Bruckner BA, Lowes BD, Um JY, Jeevanandam V, Sayer G, Mangi AA, Molina EJ, Sheikh F, Aaronson K, Pagani FD, Cotts WG, Tatooles AJ, Babu A, Chomsky D, Katz JN, Tessmann PB, Dean D, Krishnamoorthy A, Chuang J, Topuria I, Sood P, Goldstein DJ; MOMENTUM 3 Investigators. N Engl J Med 2019;380:1618-1627.



Molina EJ, Boyce SW. Current Status of Left Ventricular Assist Device Technology. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;5:56-63.



Mavroudis CD, Molina EJ, Stewart A. Cerebral protection for aortic arch surgery: hybrid approach. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;24:302-304.



Molina EJ, Sandusky M, Gupta D, Gaughan J, McClurken J, Furukawa S, Macha M. Outcomes after heart transplantation in patients with and without pretransplant renal dysfunction. Scand Cardiovasc J 2010;44:168-176.



Molina EJ, Gupta D, Palma J, Gaughan JP, Macha M. Right ventricular beneficial effects of intracoronary SERCA2a gene transfer in an experimental model of heart failure. Folia Biol (Praha) 2010;56:1-8.



Molina EJ, Shorts S, Monteiro G, Gaughan J, Macha M. Symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg  2009;57:647-653



Seamon MJ, Shiroff AM, Franco M, Stawicki SP, Molina EJ, Gaughan JP, Reilly PM,. Schwab CW, Pryor JP, Goldberg AJ. Emergency department thoracotomy for penetrating injuries of the heart and great vessels: an appraisal of 283 consecutive cases from two urban trauma centers. J Trauma 2009;67:1250-1257; discussion 1257-1258.



Molina EJ, Palma J, Gupta D, Gaughan JP, Houser S, Macha M. Right ventricular effects of intracoronary delivery of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in an animal model of pressure overload heart failure. Biomed Pharmacother 2009;63:767-772.



Macha M, Molina EJ, Franco M, Luyun L, Gaughan JP, Beltramo DG, McClurken JB, Furukawa S. Pre-transplant obesity in heart transplantation: are there predictors of worse outcomes? Scand Cardiovasc J 2009;16:1-7.



Molina EJ, Gupta D, Palma J, Gaughan JP, Macha M. Right ventricular beneficial effects of beta adrenergic receptor kinase inhibitor (betaARKct) gene transfer in a rat model of severe pressure overload. Biomed Pharmacother 2009;63:331-336.



Molina EJ, Gupta D, Palma J, Torres D, Gaughan J, Houser S, Macha M. Novel experimental model of pressure overload hypertrophy in rats. J Surg Res 2009;153:287-294.



Molina EJ, Palma J, Gupta D, Torres D, Gaughan J, Houser S, Macha M. Reverse remodeling is associated with changes in extracellular matrix proteases and tissue inhibitors after mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatment of pressure overload hypertrophy. J Tissue Eng Regen Med 2009;3:85-91.



Gupta D, Molina EJ, Palma J, Gaughan JP, Long W, Macha M. Adenoviral beta-adrenergic receptor kinase inhibitor gene transfer improves exercise capacity, cardiac contractility, and systemic inflammation in a model of pressure overload hypertrophy. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 2008;22:373-381.



Molina EJ, Gaughan JP, Kulp H, McClurken JB, Goldberg AJ, Seamon JM. Outcomes after emergency department thoracotomy for penetrating cardiac injuries: a new perspective. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2008;7:845-848.



Boden G, Duan X, Homko C, Molina EJ, Song W, Perez O, Cheung P, Merali S. Increase in endoplasmic reticulum stress-related proteins and genes in adipose tissue of obese, insulin-resistant individuals. Diabetes 2008;57:2438-2444.



Molina EJ, Mayer K, Khurana J, Grewal H. Pleomorphic adenoma of the submandibular gland. J Pediatr Surg 2008;43:1224-1226.



Gupta D, Palma J, Molina EJ, Gaughan JP, Long W, Houser S, Macha M. Improved exercise capacity and reduced systemic inflammation after adenoviral-mediated SERCA-2a gene transfer. J Surg Res 2008;145:257-65.



Molina EJ, Palma J, Gupta D, Torres D, Gaughan J, Houser S, Macha M. Improvement in hemodynamic performance, exercise capacity, inflammatory profile, and left ventricular reverse remodeling after intracoronary delivery of mesenchymal stem cells in an experimental model of pressure overload hypertrophy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135:292-299, 299.e1.



Macha M, Gupta D, Molina EJ, Palma J, Rothman S. Congenital heart disease manifested as acute abdominal pain. Int J Cardiol 2007;118:e92-93.



Gupta D, Molina EJ, Palma J, Macha M. Massive right atrial myxoma presenting with syncope. Heart Vessels 2006;21:256-257.


Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 25, 2021

    From start to finish I was treated with kindness and compassion.

  • Jul 28, 2021

    Dr. Molina had reviewed my record and was prepared to discuss my options.

  • Jul 21, 2021

    Dr.E Molina gave me confidence and comfort for the forthcoming surgery.