Thoracic  Oncology


Experienced Thoracic Oncology Service in NJ

Technology, skill, and experience

The Thoracic Surgical Service at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center has access to the most advanced instrumentation and innovative approaches for the treatment of tumors of the chest.  In addition, patients diagnosed with advanced tumors that elsewhere are often considered untreatable or inoperable often find hope with us. Many of these patients maintain or regain quality of life for extended periods; some permanently. Although surgical removal oftentimes offers the best opportunity for cure, occasionally, the solution will be a combination of other treatment modalities, sometimes with innovative surgical solutions.  Our extensive experience also makes us uniquely qualified to manage less common conditions such as carcinoid and interstitial lung diseases. As your partner on this journey, we are here to help you achieve your best possible outcome.

Meet Our Thoracic Surgeons

The Thoracic Surgery Division at Mountainside Medical Center is comprised of three board certified surgeons, practicing independently, who are part of the nation's top ranked hospital networks in New Jersey. The surgeons on our team have decades of experience in diagnosing and treating thoracic conditions including cancers of the lung, airway, mediastinum, and esophagus, as well as non-cancerous thoracic diseases.

StevenHermanMDSteven D. Herman, MD, FACS

Dr. Herman is Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center and is a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive treatment of thoracic conditions. He is among one of the first surgeons to perform minimally invasive thoracic surgery and he performed the first VATS lobectomy in the Greater New York area.  He is ranked as one of the national leaders in outcomes for this procedure and is recognized for managing the most complex thoracic surgical cases. Dr. Herman has a number of publications detailing innovative techniques and protocols for treating cancer, enhancing patient recovery and reducing length of stay after cardiothoracic surgery.  These have been adopted by other institutions and he has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.

Additionally he holds the title of Clinical Associate Professor at both Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and at SUNY Downstate Medical School in New York.  Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, he served as Chief, Thoracic Surgery, SUNY-Downstate LICH, as well as Senior Attending Surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed residency training in both general and cardiothoracic surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Herman is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has been listed in the New York Times Superdoctor listings of the best physicians in New York.


BruceGoldbergMDBruce S. Goldenberg, M.D.

Dr. Goldenberg received his medical degree at Northwestern University and completed training in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at New York University Medical Center.  Dr. Goldenberg is board-certified in Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in heart and lung procedures, including resection of lung tumors, bypass surgery and pacemaker implantations.  Dr. Goldenberg maintains an individualized treatment approach, ensuring that all recommendations are tailored for each patient's individual needs, including surgical and non-surgical treatment plans, or a combination of both.

Dr. Goldbengen is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the National Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  He has served as the president of the New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and has been recognized as a Top Doctor in the New York area for over ten years.


Godfrey C. Pinder, M.D.
Dr. Pinder received his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He completed his internship a surgical residency at Tufts University, and went on to complete a thoracic surgery residency and fellowship at Temple University. Specializing in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Pinder is board-certified in cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery.  





Patient Testimonial

"I would just like to say that Dr. Herman is "THE BEST" he saved my life and today I feel great!!!"

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