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Kevin P. Mollen, MD

Kevin Mollen, MD
Job Title Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Job Title Samuel P. Harbison Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-7280 Phone
412-692-6069 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2001 University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, N.Y.


2009 University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh, Pa.


2011 Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2007 Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Specialty Fellow
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association, Candidate Member
  • Association for Academic Surgery, Publications Committee
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Pediatric Liaison and Communications Committees
  • Surgical Infection Society, Fellowship Committee
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
  • Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Society for Leukocyte Biology
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery


  • 2012 Samuel P. Harbison Assistant Professorship
  • 2009 Doris B. Maxwell Award for Research, University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery
  • 2007 Arthur E. Baue/Novartis Young Investigator Award, 7th World Congress on Trauma, Shock, Inflammation and Sepsis, Second Place, Oral Presentation
  • 2006-07 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • 2005-07 American College of Surgeons Wyeth Resident Research Scholarship
  • Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Thoracic neuroblastoma: a retrospective review of our institutional experience with comparison of the thoracoscopic and open approaches to resection. Malek MM, Mollen KP, Kane TD, Shah SR, Irwin C. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Aug;45(8):1622-6.PMID:20713210 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Nitrite potently inhibits hypoxic and inflammatory pulmonary arterial hypertension and smooth muscle proliferation via xanthine oxidoreductase-dependent nitric oxide generation.Zuckerbraun BS, Shiva S, Ifedigbo E, Mathier MA, Mollen KP, Rao J, Bauer PM, Choi JJ, Curtis E, Choi AM, Gladwin MT. Circulation. 2010 Jan 5;121(1):98-109. Epub 2009 Dec 21. PMID: 20026772 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Mechanisms of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-mediated inflammation after cold ischemia/reperfusion in the heart. Kaczorowski DJ, Nakao A, Vallabhaneni R, Mollen KP, Sugimoto R, Kohmoto J, Zuckerbraun BS, McCurry KR, Billiar TR.Transplantation. 2009 May 27;87(10):1455-63. PMID: 19461481[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical Specialties

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Surgical oncology

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Mitochondrial dysfunction during the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Clinical outcomes after surgical management of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
Last Update
October 15, 2013
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Last Update
October 15, 2013