Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Nathan Mollberg, DO, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Dr. Mollberg had a family member who went through having surgery for a cancer, which drove him to become a physician and his desire to help people. He was moved by how much impact the surgeon had not just on his family member, but the family as a whole. He has a special interest in thoracic oncology.
Dr. Mollberg is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed a general surgery residency with University of Illinois at Chicago Mount Sinai Hospital, during which he took a year break to complete a research fellowship in molecular oncology with University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. He went on to also complete a residency in cardiothoracic surgery with University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington.
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)
Education and Training
- Residency 2014, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington
- Residency 2012, General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Research Fellowship 2009, Molecular Oncology, University of Heidelberg
- DO 2006, Michigan State University
- BS 2001, Premedicine, Southeastern Louisiana University
- Punjabi, fluent
- Urdu, fluent
- General Thoracic Surgery
Mollberg N., Howell E., Vanderhoff D., Cheng A., Mulligan M. Health care utilization and consequences of readmission in the first year after lung transplantation Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2017;36(4):443-450.
Mollberg N., Mulligan M. Quality of life following lung transplantation Lung Transplantation: Principles and Practice. 2016:395-399.
Mulligan M. Impact of primary caregivers on long-term outcomes after lung transplantation Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2016;34(1):59-64.
Burt B., Cameron R., Mollberg N., Kosinski A., Schipper P., Shrager J., Vigneswaran W. Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database: An analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014;148(1):30-35.
Massad M.G. Age-associated impact on presentation and outcome for penetrating thoracic trauma in the adult and pediatric patient populations Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2014;76(2):273-278.
Mollberg N., Bennette C., Howell E., Backhus L., Devine B., Ferguson M. Lymphovascular invasion as a prognostic indicator in stage i non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014;97(3):965-971.
Mollberg N., Mulligan M. Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy after induction therapy Thoracic Surgery Clinics. 2014;24(4):465-470.
Vafa A., Clark E., Merlotti G.J. The incidence of acute venous injury as a result of proximity penetrating trauma screened with colour flow duplex ultrasound Injury. 2014;45(1):192-196.
Ammari Z.A., Mollberg N.M., Abdelhady K., Mansueto M.D., Massad M.G. Diagnosis and management of primary effusion lymphoma in the immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2013;61(4):343-349.
Ferguson B.D., Nallasura V., Cohen K.S., Hyjek E., Mueller J., Kanteti R., El Hashani E., Kane D., Shimada Y., Lingen M.W., Husain A.N., Posner M.C., Waxman I., Villaflor V.M., Ferguson M.K., Varticovski L., Vokes E.E., Gill P., Salgia R. Critical role for the receptor tyrosine kinase EPHB4 in esophageal cancers Cancer Research. 2013;73(1):184-194.
Mollberg N., Tabachnik D., Farjah F., Lin F., Vafa A., Abdelhady K., Merlotti G., Wood D., Massad M. Utilization of cardiothoracic surgeons for operative penetrating thoracic trauma and its impact on clinical outcomes Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2013;96(2):445-450.
Mollberg N.M., Ferguson M.K. Postoperative surveillance for non-small cell lung cancer resected with curative intent: Developing a patient-centered approach Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2013;95(3):1112-1121.
Mollberg N.M., Wise S.R., Banipal S., Sullivan R., Holevar M., Vafa A., Clark E., Merlotti G.J. Color-flow duplex screening for upper extremity proximity injuries: A low-yield strategy for therapeutic intervention Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2013;27(5):594-598.
Mollberg N., Parsad N., Armato S., Vigneswaran J., Kindler H., Sensakovic W., Salgia R., Silverstein J., Vigneswaran W. Three-dimensional stereoscopic volume rendering of malignant pleural mesothelioma International Surgery. 2012;97(1):65-70.
Mollberg N., Vigneswaran Y., Kindler H., Warnes C., Salgia R., Husain A., Vigneswaran W. Quality of life after radical pleurectomy decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2012;94(4):1086-1092.
Mollberg N., Wise S. Appropriate use of emergency department thoracotomy Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;214(5):870-871.
Mollberg N., Wise S., De Hoyos A., Lin F., Merlotti G., Massad M. Chest computed tomography for penetrating thoracic trauma after normal screening chest roentgenogram Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2012;93(6):1830-1835.
Mollberg N., Wise S., Merlotti G. Re: Prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation time in traumatic arrest Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2012;72(3):801.
Mollberg N.M., Steinert G., Aigner M., Hamm A., Lin F.J., Elbers H., Reissfelder C., Weitz J., Büchler M.W., Koch M. Overexpression of RalBP1 in colorectal cancer is an independent predictor of poor survival and early tumor relapse Cancer Biology and Therapy. 2012;13(8):695-701.
Mollberg N., Rahbari N.N., Koch M., Hartwig W., Hoeger Y., Büchler M.W., Weitz J. Arterial resection during pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of Surgery. 2011;254(6):882-893.
Mollberg N., Surati M., Demchuk C., Fathi R., Salama A.K., Husain A.N., Hensing T., Salgia R. Mind-mapping for lung cancer: Towards a personalized therapeutics approach Advances in Therapy. 2011;28(3):173-194.
Mollberg N.M., Glenn C., John J., Wise S.R., Sullivan R., Vafa A., Snow N.J., Massad M.G. Appropriate use of emergency department thoracotomy: Implications for the thoracic surgeon Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011;92(2):455-461.
Mollberg N.M., Wise S.R., Berman K., Chowdhry S., Holevar M., Sullivan R., Vafa A. The consequences of noncompliance with guidelines for withholding or terminating resuscitation in traumatic cardiac arrest patients Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 2011;71(4):997-1002.
Rahbari N.N., Mehrabi A., Mollberg N.M., Müller S.A., Koch M., Büchler M.W., Weitz J. Hepatocellular carcinoma: Current management and perspectives for the future Annals of Surgery. 2011;253(3):453-469.
Rahbari N.N., Aigner M., Thorlund K., Mollberg N., Motschall E., Jensen K., Diener M.K., Büchler M.W., Koch M., Weitz J. Meta-analysis Shows That Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells Indicates Poor Prognosis in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Gastroenterology. 2010;138(5)
Koch M., Aigner M., Weitz J. Increased expression of ALCAMCD166 in pancreatic cancer is an independent prognostic marker for poor survival and early tumour relapse British Journal of Cancer. 2009;101(3):457-464.