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Richard James Battafarano, MD PhD

Regional Director of General Thoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
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Appointment Phone

443-997-1508

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Regional Director of General Thoracic Surgery
  • Director, Division of General Thoracic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Esophageal Cancer Program
  • Lung Cancer Program
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expertise

Barrett's Esophagus, Benign Esophageal Conditions, Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Disease, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Surgery, Lung Nodules, Mesothelioma, Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Paraesophageal Hernia, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Research Interests

Effect of survivin overexpression in development of esophageal cancer; Optimal management of lung cancer patients with mediastinal lymph node metastases; Outcomes in surgical management of early stage lung cancer patients with neuroendocrine histology

Biography

Richard Battafarano, M.D., Ph.D., joins the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery as director of the Division of General Thoracic Surgery and the first regional director of general thoracic surgery.

He comes to Johns Hopkins from University of Maryland Medical System, where he was chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Battafarano specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases and lesions of the chest, including minimally invasive operations such as video-assisted thoracscopic surgery (VATS) for lung and esophageal cancers. He also has a special interest in treating Barretts esophagus, emphysema, mesothelioma and paraesophageal hernias.

The focus of Dr. Battafaranos basic and translational research includes outcomes in the surgical management of early stage lung cancer patients with neuroendocrine histology, optimal management of lung cancer patients with mediastinal lymph node metastases, and the effect of survivin overexpression in the development of esophageal cancer.

Dr. Battafarano sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Centers at Green Spring Station and at White Marsh.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American College of Surgeons, American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis MN) (1997)
    • Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia PA) (1988)

    Residencies

    • Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center / Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (New York NY) (1999)
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Cardiothoracic Surgery (New York NY) (1999)
    • University of Minnesota Medical School / General Surgery (Minneapolis MN) (1997)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic Surgery (2009)
    • American Board of Surgery / General Surgery (2008)
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    Meet Our Expert - Dr. Richard Battafarano

    Dr. Richard Battafarano is the chief of the division of general thoracic surgery and regional director of thoracic surgery for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases and lesions of the chest, including minimally invasive operations such as video-assisted thoracscopic surgery (VATS) for lung and esophageal cancers. He also has a special interest in treating Barretts esophagus, emphysema, mesothelioma and paraesophageal hernias.

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-3891
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
    Fax: 410-614-9428
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
    4924 Campbell Boulevard
    Nottingham, MD 21236
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
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    Department/Division

    • Surgery - Thoracic Surgery
    • Surgery - Department of Surgery

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