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Joanna Sesti MD

Joanna Sesti, MD

  • Surgery-Thoracic
  • Member of Our Medical Group
Languages Spoken English, Spanish
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    Bio
    Dr. Joanna Sesti was born in Havana, Cuba, and immigrated to the United States in 1989. She completed her medical school training in the New Jersey Medical School. She then went on to the integrated general Surgery/cardiothoracic surgery program at New York University. Finally, she completed an advanced training fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has been a member of the RWJ Barnabas Health system since 2017. Her main interests include minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal diseases, and mediastinal masses. She has published a number of book chapters within the field of thoracic surgery and has several peer reviewed publications.
    Clinical Interests

    Minimially invasive thoracic surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal disease, diseases of the mediastinum

  • Medical School

    New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 2005-2009

    Residency

    General Surgery, New York University, NY 2009-2013

    Fellowship

    Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University, NY, 2013-2016 Advanced Fellowship in Minimially Invasive Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 2016-2017

    Publications
    • Title:Marjolin's Ulcer of the Pleural Surface Within a Long-Standing Eloesser Flap
      Authors:Foster JA, Shukla P, Azar O, Lee T, Sesti J, Donington JS.
      Publisher:Ann Thorac Surg.
      Date:2016
      Issue:102(5):e383-e385
      Description:
    • Title:Surgical Treatment of Early l Stage Lung Cancer: What has Changed and What will Change in the Future
      Authors:Sun HH, Sesti J, Donington JS
      Publisher:Semin Respir Crit Care Med
      Date:2016
      Issue:3(5):708-715
      Description:
    • Title:Sublobar Resection: Ongoing Controversy for Treatment for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
      Authors:Sesti J, Donington JS
      Publisher:Thorac Surg Clin
      Date:2016
      Issue:26(3):251-9
      Description:
    • Title:Managing lung cancer in high-risk patients: what to consider
      Authors:Sesti J, Donington JS
      Publisher:Expert Rev Respir Med
      Date:2014
      Issue:8(4):443-525.
      Description:
    • Title:Laparoscopic enterolithotomy for gallstone ileus
      Authors:Sesti J, Okoro C, Parikh M
      Publisher:J Am Coll Surg
      Date:2013
      Issue:217(2):e13-5
      Description:
    • Title:The WTS report on the current status of women in cardiothoracic surgery
      Authors:Donington JS, Litle VR, Sesti J, Colson YL.
      Publisher:Ann Thorac Surg.
      Date:2012
      Issue:94(2):452-8; discussion 458-9
      Description: