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About Arizona Heart & Lung Surgery

Practice Philosophy

Arizona Heart & Lung Surgery is committed to meeting the unique requirements of each patient to live the highest quality of life. While we are a surgical practice, most recommendations involve medical therapy and/or lifestyle changes alone.

If surgery is necessary, Dr. Goldstein becomes your advocate in charge – bringing together the best skills, personnel and resources. He fosters a communicative and caring environment amongst his team of specialists and nurses, which helps to ensure your optimal treatment during your hospital stay.

Andrew Goldstein, MD, FACS

Dr. Goldstein earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Brown University. He then worked as an aerospace engineer with Rockwell International in the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Division where he designed computerized models of the Shuttle’s hydraulic flight control system.

Inspired by the potential to adapt his scientific background to medicine, he then earned his doctor of medicine degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Yale University.

After completing his training, Dr. Goldstein was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center and was a Principal Investigator at the Dorothy Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. He moved to Phoenix in 2002 where he has a large extended family.

Dr. Goldstein is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Arizona Heart Hospital and the Director of Thoracic Surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix and a former Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare.

Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Health Grades 5 Stars

Dr. Goldstein has earned Top Doctor accolades from Phoenix Magazine in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

He has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Thoracic Surgery since 2005 and is a US News and World Report Top Doctor in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Goldstein is a HealthGrades Recognized Physician and he is the recipient of Patient Choice Award.

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“The period leading up to the operation should have been the most trying time of my life, but your knowledge and demeanor made me confident that the surgery would be a complete success. I want to make sure you understand that I especially appreciated your availability and support during my stay. The hospital staff was complimenting your abilities and your interest in all your patients.”  

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