MOLA Academic Pathways Webinar: Personal statement: Addressing Race, overcoming challenges, and highlighting resilience in Medical School, Residency, or Fellowship applications
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dr. George Molina is a practicing Surgical Oncologist in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Molina obtained an MPH in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). As part of his training in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), he completed a two-year post-graduate research fellowship at Ariadne Labs, a joint health systems innovation center of BWH and HSPH. Dr. Molina has previously demonstrated that implementation of a surgical safety checklist was associated with improvements in the perceived culture of surgical safety in South Carolina, and that state-wide implementation of the surgical safety checklist was associated with a significant reduction in postoperative mortality.
Dr. Molina’s current research interests include improving the safety, quality, and equity of surgical care through health systems innovation. He is also interested in understanding how patients navigate cancer care and the impact of fragmentation of cancer care on disparities in surgical outcomes in the United States. Dr. Molina conducts his research at the Center for Surgery and Public Health and at Ariadne Labs.