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About Jonathan Villena-Vargas, M.D.
“Having trained in an era of novel treatments for cancer, from immunotherapy to Minimally-Invasive and Robotic surgery here at Cornell, I have witnessed first-hand the changing paradigm for patient care. Working with a team of renowned experts in various specialties, Weill Cornell is known for providing each and every patient with the best pre-operative, operative and post-operative care. It is this exceptional team approach at every step of the way that makes us an outstanding Department that I am proud to be a part of.”
Dr. Jonathan Villena-Vargas is Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Villena completed his undergraduate studies at Cal Polytech in California, graduating with honors with a degree in Biology. He pursued his medical education at Loma Linda University in California and completed his residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Health Systems in New York City, and Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. During his residency, Dr. Villena completed a Research Fellowship in Immuno-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and continues to conduct Translational Immunotherapy research at Weill Cornell as a member of the Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center.
Dr. Villena is committed to training the next generation of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and mentors medical students, researchers and residents on all levels.
Dr. Villena is fluent Spanish and Portuguese and lives in Manhattan.
Best Minimally-Invasive Surgeon Resident Award – Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
NIDDK-NHMA Academic Career Development Workshop – National Institute of Health
The Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Recipient of Looking to the Future Scholarship – Society of Thoracic Surgery.
Surgical Oncology T32 Training Program NIH (T32 CA 9501-26 A1)
Outstanding Teaching Award – Albert Einstein School of Medicine
M.D.Loma Linda University School of Medicine2009
B.S.California State Polytechnic University, Pomona2005
Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic SurgeonNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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