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Joanna Sesti MD

Joanna Sesti MD

Primary Specialties
  • Surgery-Thoracic
  • Affiliations
    Barnabas Health Medical Group
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Thoracic Surgery
    101 Old Short Hills Road
    Suite 302
    West Orange, NJ 07052
    (973) 322-6752

    Secondary Office

    NBIMC - Cardiothoracic Surgery
    201 Lyons Ave
    Newark, NJ 07112
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    (973) 322-8996
    (973) 322-6752

    Physician Information

    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. While she was there she completed the AATS Graham Foundation Surgical Robotics Fellowship. 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 RWJBarnabas 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. Dr. Sesti is board certified in both general surgery and thoracic surgery. She accepts all major insurance carriers and is fluent in Spanish.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 2005-2009

    Residency: General Surgery, New York University, NY 2009-2013

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

    Clinical Interests

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


    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 Nov
    Issue: 102(5):e383-e385
    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 Oct
    Issue: 3(5):708-715
    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 Aug
    Issue: 26(3):251-9
    Title: Managing lung cancer in high-risk patients: what to consider
    Authors: Sesti J, Donington JS
    Publisher: Expert Rev Respir Med
    Date: 2014 Aug
    Issue: 8(4):443-525
    Title: Laparoscopic enterolithotomy for gallstone ileus
    Authors: Sesti J, Okoro C, Parikh M
    Publisher: J Am Coll Surg
    Date: 2013 Aug
    Issue: 217(2):e13-5
    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 Aug
    Issue: 94(2):452-8; discussion 458-9