Dr. Andrea S. Wolf

Dr. Andrea Wolf is a doctor practicing in New York City. Dr. Wolf specializes in thoracic surgery, a common treatment for pleural mesothelioma patients.

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Dr. Andrea Wolf has extensive experience with thoracic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. She researched pleural mesothelioma and early-stage lung cancer during her studies. Mesothelioma is now one of her clinical focuses.

Pleural mesothelioma patients often undergo surgery to remove one of their lungs, lung linings, fluid buildup in the lungs or other masses along the lung’s surface. Patients will see thoracic surgeons, such as Dr. Wolf, for experienced care.

Dr. Wolf’s Professional History

Dr. Wolf began her education at Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. After receiving her medical degree, she continued her education to receive a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in the area of clinical effectiveness. She earned this degree while researching pleural mesothelioma and early-stage lung cancer. This research was done at renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Wolf is board certified by both the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. She has held the positions of:

  • Thoracic Oncology Research Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Chief Resident in Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Director of the Women’s Lung Cancer Program at Mount Sinai

The Women’s Lung Cancer Program is a new addition at Mount Sinai. The program focuses on multidisciplinary treatment, community outreach, education and clinical research for lung cancer in women. Dr. Wolf currently holds the director position.

Dr. Andrea Wolf continues to practice thoracic surgery. She is considered an expert in:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracic and laparoscopic surgery
  • Surgery for malignant conditions of the chest wall, lungs and mediastinum
  • Surgery for malignant conditions affecting the diaphragm and esophagus

Pleural mesothelioma patients often seek treatment from specialists such as Dr. Wolf. Pleural mesothelioma tumors are located within the linings of the lungs and may spread to nearby areas, such as the chest wall. Surgical treatment can help remove cancer, stop cancer growth or reduce associated symptoms.

Clinical Interests and Research

Dr. Andrea Wolf specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She focuses mainly on malignant conditions affecting the lungs and chest.

Dr. Wolf‘s Medical Areas of Interest
  • Achalasia
  • Benign neoplasms
  • Chest wall masses
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • General cancer treatment
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal abnormalities
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Thoracic surgery

Dr. Wolf continues to treat the above conditions and study these areas of interest.

She has completed research surrounding the effectiveness of mesothelioma treatment. This includes survival after a pleurectomy/decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy. These are surgeries that remove cancerous tissue in pleural mesothelioma patients. She has also studied the effectiveness of a heated chemotherapy wash for pleural mesothelioma.

Selected Publications

Clinical and pathological features of three-year survivors of malignant pleural mesothelioma following extrapleural pneumonectomy. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. August 2011;40(2):298-303. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.12.024

Determinants of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Study of 14,228 Patients. PLOS ONE. December 2015.

Epithelial Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma After Extrapleural Pneumonectomy: Stratification of Survival With CT-Derived Tumor Volume. American Journal of Roentgenology. February 2012;198(2):359-363. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.7015

Hyperthermic intraoperative pleural cisplatin chemotherapy extends interval to recurrence and survival among low-risk patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma undergoing surgical macroscopic complete resection. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. April 2013;145(4):955-963. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.12.037

Meta-Analysis of Survival After Pleurectomy Decortication Versus Extrapleural Pneumonectomy in Mesothelioma. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. February 2015;99(2):472-480. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.056

Dr. Wolf’s Accolades

Dr. Wolf continues to receive local awards for being a top doctor in New York City. She is recognized as a top doctor and top mesothelioma doctor in the state of New York. She currently practices at Mount Sinai, a well-known treatment center for mesothelioma.

  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) – Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Top Doctors Award – New York Magazine
  • Regional Top Doctors – Castle Connolly
  • Exceptional Women In Medicine – Castle Connolly