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Andrea Wolf, MD

“Cardiothoracic surgery is a field that demands excellent technical skill and consummate judgment to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. I was attracted to thoracic surgery because of this and I am incredibly lucky to spend each day doing what I love- facing the challenge of solving patients’ complex problems with surgery and continuing to care for them throughout their medical journey. There is nothing more inspiring and gratifying than teaming up with a patient and their family to beat their disease, even when the odds are stacked against them. Add to that the amazing administrative, clinical and research colleagues I have and a family whose love is unconditional, and I am grateful every day.”

Andrea Wolf is Director of the New York Mesothelioma Program and Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  She graduated Cum Laude from Princeton and earned highest honors at Harvard Medical School. She served as Chief Resident in Surgery at the MGH and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she completed a Thoracic Oncology Research Fellowship while earning her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.  She has expertise in surgery for pleural mesothelioma and VATS lobectomy, and research interests in mesothelioma, health care disparities, and lung cancer.  She and her team at the NY Mesothelioma Program received the 2020 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Care Team Award. She has presented at numerous national and international meetings, is co-editor of the third edition of Sugarbaker’s Adult Chest Surgery and has published e  xtensively on pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer. She has one son and loves to run.


As highlighted in her nomination by Dr. Raja Flores:

She is a great academic surgeon who has an incredible personal story. As a surgery resident at Harvard she was taking care of a 1 month old baby with many medical issues. She adopted him and he is now 15 years old. She also runs marathons very fast. Overall outstanding human being.“