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Jinny Suk Ha, M.D., M.H.S.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Jinny Ha is an assistant professor of surgery and thoracic surgeon at Johns Hopkins. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her general surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She then completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. more


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2008)


  • University of Maryland Medical Center / General Surgery (2015)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiac Surgery (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery-General (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Wademan M, Ha J, Singh H, Markan Y, Sharma P, Kasamon K, Oh H, Citron W, Cohen R, Deluca R, Boutros C. Current indications, techniques and results of cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for intra-abdominal malignancies. Surgery Curr Res. 2012;(2):2-5*co-first author.

Ha J, Burrows WM. Principles of Thoracic Surgery, In: NMS Surgery. 6th edition. Bruce Jarrell and Stephen Kavic. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2015.

Ha J, Battafarano RJ. Management of Zenker’s Diverticulum, In: Current Surgical Therapy. 12th edition. Cameron JL, Cameron AM (eds). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders 2017.

Davis TA, Yesantharao P, Ha J, Prescott JD, Yang SC. An unusual etiology of hyperparathyroidism: robotic-assisted resection of a giant functional intrathymic parathyroid cyst. J Vu Surg 2018;4(88):1-5, manuscript preparation.

Crawford TC, Magruder JT, Lui C, Ha J, Higgins RS, Merlo CA, Kim BS, Bush EL. 5-year mortality hazard is reduced in COPD patients receiving double versus single lung transplants. J Surg Res. 2018 [in press], manuscript preparation

Crawford TC, Lui C, Magruder JT, Suzrez-Pierre A, Ha JS, Higgins RS, Broderick SR, Merlo CA, Kim BS, Bush EL. Traumatically brain-injured donors and the impact on lung transplant survival. Ann Thorac Surg 2018. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 [epub ahead], manuscript preparation.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Lecturer, “VATS 101,” Evaluation and Management of Pleura Disease

    Activities & Honors


    • Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress, 2011
    • Finalist, Genzyme Transplant Fellow's Conference, 2012
    • AATS Graham Foundation Surgical Robotic Fellowship Award, 2016
    • Women in Thoracic Surgery Scholarship, 2017


    • American College of Surgeons, 2008 - 2015


    • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2011 - 2015


    • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2015


    • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2017


    • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2017


    Professional Activities

    • Peer Reviewer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2016

    Videos & Media

    Lectures and Presentations

    • Surgical Management of Early Lung Cancer in High Risk Patients
      Invited Talk, Thoracic Tumor Board, Baltimore, MD (10/01/2018)
      University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Standardization of Esophagogastric Anastomotic Technique Among All Surgeons Decreases the Leak Rate After Esophagectomy
      Oral Presentation, Baltimore, MD (01/01/2013)
      Maryland ACS Chapter
    • Lung transplantation in African Americans with cystic fibrosis: Understanding rarities amongst the rare
      Oral Presentation, Chicago, IL (01/01/2017)
      Society of Black Academic Surgeons
    • Morbidity and mortality otucomes after esophagectomy following chemoradiation using a standardized operative technique
      Poster, Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, San Francisco, CA (01/01/2018)
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