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George Molina, M.D.


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDBS05/2006Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD05/2011Medicine
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH05/2011Quantitative Methods
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2018Residency in General Surgery
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA07/2020Fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology
2021 - 2026
Minority Faculty Career Development Award (MFCDA)

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. 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.

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  1. (George Molina) Jul 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2025
    Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) Faculty Fellowship
    Improving Survival among Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastasis by Using a Regional and Hospital System-level Approach to Improve Equitable access to Liver Surgery
    Role: PI
  2. KL2 TR002542 (George Molina) Oct 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2023
    Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (NCATS, NIH)
    Identifying factors associated with variation in surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastasis
    Role Description: The goals of this study are to conduct a county-level spatiotemporal analysis to assess the relationship between clinical, sociodemographic, and geographic characteristics and likelihood of undergoing surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastasis in the United States between 2010 and 2018 and to develop an institutional database to identify clinical and sociodemographic characteristics associated with surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastasis at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Hospital between 2010 and 2020.
    Role: PI
  3. (Douglas S. Smink) Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2022
    Risk Management Foundation/CRICO
    Surgical Coaching for Operative Performance Enhancement (SCOPE)
    Role Description: The aim of this work is to advance surgical coaching at CRICO-insured hospitals. The specific aims include, 1) To measure feasibility and utility of intraoperative 360 feedback surveys for surgeons engaged in the SCOPE program, and 2) Develop performance metrics for analysis of multiport intraoperative data.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. (Asaf Biton) Apr 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
    Argosy Foundation
    Addressing Resource Needs in Health Care Systems' COVID-19 Response
    Role Description: The aim of this project was to aid health care systems in addressing the challenges of resource management at a point of critical need (e.g., infectious epidemic or pandemic) by focusing on three specific areas: 1) redeployment of human resources for COVID-19 frontline needs, 2) rapid onboarding of redeployed clinicians, and 3) post-COVID-19 surgical triage.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.