Battafarano, Richard J.

Battafarano, Richard J

Richard J. Battafarano specializes in mesothelioma and is a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon.

  • Advocates using minimally invasive, robot-assisted, laparoscopic, and video-assisted thoracic surgeries when appropriate.
  • Research focus includes developing procedures and processes to improve surgical management of early stage cancer.
  • Teaches at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and University of Maryland School of Medicine.
  • Serves as director of the hospital’s Division of General Thoracic Surgery; regional director of General Thoracic Surgery for the Johns Hopkins hospital system.


  • M.D. degree from Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota.