Treating Structural Heart Disease - FAQ with Drs. Jon Resar and Stefano Schena
Stefano Schena, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C. joins the Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiac Surgery as Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Schena’s areas of clinical expertise include all aspects of adult Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular surgery.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Schena served as assistant professor of Surgery and Cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University. He earned his bachelor of science degree at Liceo Scientifico Statale “E. Fermi” in Bari, Italy. He received his medical degree from the University of Bari Medical School, where he also obtained his doctor of philosophy degree. Dr. Schena completed a cardiovascular surgery residency at the University of Bari and a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Dr. Schena is a member of various organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Society of Transplantation, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Schena’s research interests include long-term outcome and quality of life following cardiac surgery in elderly patients, secondary effects following first and repeated exposure of patients to heparin in cardiac surgery, novel technologies in structural heart valve therapy.