Molly Schultheis, MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

First and foremost, I truly care about my patients. Compassion is my greatest attribute. It is my mission to provide our patients with exceptional care in the field of cardiac surgery. I have been fortunate to experience a wide breadth of complex diseases and difficult cases in my training. I am thrilled to bring my expertise to the extraordinary cardiovascular team at Englewood Health.

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine


  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Bloodless Medicine & Surgery
  • CABG
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • Coronary Revascularization
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • MAZE Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • TAVR
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Therapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Myxoma
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

Locations &


Cardiothoracic Surgery at Englewood


350 Engle Street 5th Floor Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: 201-894-3636
Fax: 201-541-2188
Monday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


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Insurances Accepted

Please contact your insurance company directly prior to receiving services or care to confirm your coverage. Although we have made every effort to ensure this list is accurate, only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna Better Health of New Jersey
  • Aetna CCN
  • Aetna CoreSource
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Priority
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VJD)
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage Plus
  • Empire BCBS PPO

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

Fidelis Care NJ

  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid Managed Care

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Braven Health
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Humana ChoicePOS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS 23
  • Humana Gold Plus DE-SNP
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare (Employer PPO Plus)
  • Humana Medicare PPO
  • Humana Medicare PPO 2023
  • Humana National Medicare HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National POS - Open Access Plus


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Wellcare NJ

  • Wellcare NJ Ambetter
  • Wellcare NJ Medicare Managed Care


  • Wellpoint Medicaid
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage


About Molly Schultheis

Dr. Schultheis is a cardiothoracic surgeon. She is board certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Her clinical interests include aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, endocarditis, heart valve disease and arrhythmias. Dr. Schultheis received her MD from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She completed a general surgery residency at RWJBarnabas Health, Monmouth Medical Center, followed by a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at RWJBarnabas Health, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Women in Thoracic Surgery.

Professional Memberships

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Women in Thoracic Surgery

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: St. George's University School of Medicine


Monmouth Medical Center: General Surgery

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Certifications & Distinctions

  • General Surgery (American Board of Surgery)
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (American Board of Thoracic Surgery)



Goldfarb, M.A. & Protyniak, Schultheis, M. Hostile abdomen index risk stratification and laparoscopic complications. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. JSLS. 2014 Jan-Mar;18(1):14-9.

Chiapaikeo D, Schultheis M, Protyniak B, Pearce P, Borao FJ, Binenbaum SJ. Analysis of reoperations after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. JSLS 2014 Oct;18(4)

Samdani T, Schultheis M, Stadler Z, Shia J, Fancher T, Misholy J, Weiser MR, Nash GM. Lymph node yield after colectomy for cancer: is absence of mismatch repair a factor? Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Mar;58(3):288-93.

Saadat S, Schultheis M, Azzolini A, Romero J, Dombrovskiy V, Odroniec K, Scholz P, Lemaire A, Batsides G, Lee L. (2015). Femoral cannulation: A safe vascular access option for cardiopulmonary bypass in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Perfusion. 2015 Jun 1.

Saadat Molly Schultheis, Siavash. (2015). Delayedsternal closure in cardiac surgery. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology. 2015 Jun, 6:6:375.

Schultheis M, Saadat S, Fenchu K, Kanduri J, Romero J, Dombrovskiy V, Ghaly A, Lemaire A, Batsides G, Rahimi S, Lee L. Is carotid revascularization necessary before cardiac surgery? Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 23

Okoh Alexis, Chan O, Schultheis, M, Fugar S, Kang N, Kaplon S, Karanam R, Russo M, Zucker M, Camacho M. Racial disparities and outcomes after left ventricular assist device Implantation as bridge to transplantation or destination therapy. Innovations (Phila). 2019 Jun;14(3):236-242.

Okoh A, Yanagida R, Schultheis M, Chaudari S, Fugar S, Nnaoma C, Chan O, Zucker MJ, Karanam R, Russo MJ, Camacho M. Impact of baseline mitral regurgitation on postoperative outcomes after left ventricular device implantation as a destination therapy. Transplant Proc. 2019 Apr;51(3):859-864.

Schultheis M., Camacho M. (2019) Matching Donor to Recipient. In: Bogar L., Mountis M. (eds) Contemporary Heart Transplantation. Organ and Tissue Transplantation. Springer, Cham. DO: