Molly Schultheis, MD

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


  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Coronary Revascularization
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • MAZE Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • TAVR
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve (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
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary and Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

Locations &


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    350 Engle Street 5th Floor Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-894-3636
    Fax: 201-541-2188


Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

Horizon BCBS

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


  • Medicaid NJ

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan


  • UMR


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


  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care


About Molly Schultheis

Dr. Schultheis is a cardiothoracic surgeon. She is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in 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

Board Certifications

  • General 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: