Dr. Andrew Goldstein

Practice Philosophy

Photo of Andrew Goldstein MD in surgical scrubs

As the head of Arizona Heart & Lung Surgery, I am committed to meeting your unique requirements to live the highest quality of life. While my specialty is heart and lung surgery, most of my recommendations involve medical therapy and/or lifestyle changes alone.

If surgery is necessary, I will become your advocate in charge – bringing together the best skills, personnel and resources. I foster a communicative and caring environment amongst my team of specialists and nurses, which helps to ensure your optimal treatment during your hospital stay.

Andrew Goldstein, MD, FACS

Heart surgeon awards for Andrew Goldstein, MD

Dr. Andrew Goldstein has been repeatedly voted a Top Doctor in both Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery by his peers in Phoenix Magazine.

He’s been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor annually 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 Vitals.com Patient Choice Award.

Dr. Goldstein received a Bachelor of Science in 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 has served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Arizona Heart Hospital, the Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare, and as the Director of Thoracic Surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix.

Dr. Goldstein earned a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City in 1989. His fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Surgery was completed in 1998 at Yale University following General Surgery residency at the University of Rochester. During his training, he redesigned and patented what is now known as TandemHeart, a mechanical heart assist device, which has since been used in more than 1,500 patients worldwide.

In 1998, Dr. Goldstein became an attending cardiothoracic surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center and Arthur James Cancer Hospital. He received numerous honors and performed the world’s first successful bridge to heart transplant with an implanted continuous flow ventricular assist device.

He has published manuscripts on various topics in cardiothoracic surgery in peer reviewed medical journals and has served as a guest reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery – a leading publication in this field. Dr. Goldstein has given presentations at numerous national cardiovascular surgery forums throughout the United States including The Cleveland Clinic and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (a branch of the National Institutes of Health) in Washington, DC. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.