Steven Herman, MD

Maimonides Physician


Thoracic Surgery


English, Hungarian, German

About Me

Dr. Steven Herman is a surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Herman graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Dr. Herman holds senior academic appointments at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine and SUNY-Downstate Medical School. He is active in research and has published extensively throughout his long surgical career. Dr. Herman was among the first surgeons performing advanced thoracoscopic surgery and performed the first minimally invasive VATS lobectomy in the New York Region. Dr. Herman has particular expertise in the management of lung cancer, complex chest malignancies, and neuroendocrine tumors of the chest. Dr. Herman is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and serves on the Admissions Committee of the American College of Surgeons Brooklyn/LI district. He had been selected for the New York Times Superdoctor listing. Prior to joining Maimonides, Dr. Herman has served as Chief, Thoracic Surgery at both SUNY-Downstate/Long Island College Hospital, and Hackensack Meridian Health/Mountainside Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Extensive chest resections
  • Neuroendocrine tumors

Conditions Treated

  • Lung Cancer
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Tracheal Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Paraesophageal Hernias
  • Pleural Space Disorders
  • Thymic Cancer
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
  • Myasthenia Gravis


  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Advanced Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Image-Guided Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (iVATS)
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Airway Surgery (Tracheal Tumors, Stenosis)
  • Extensive Thoracic Tumor Resection


Medical Degree

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center: Surgery


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center: Surgery


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center; Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


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  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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