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David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

David Goldenberg, MD, FACS
Penn State Health Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Head and neck malignancies
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery (MIP)
  • Oral cancer
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Thyroid Nodules
  • Revision and Reoperative Thyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Transoral robotic surgery

David Goldenberg, MD, FACS, is a head and neck surgical oncologist. He was educated at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, and then went on to do a three-year fellowship in head and neck surgery and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Currently professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Goldenberg combines a busy surgical practice with teaching and research. His clinical practice includes head and neck cancers, thyroid cancers and parathyroid disease, and radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules. His clinical research focus is on outcomes and etiology of the rise in incidence of thyroid cancer and his basic research lab and basic research focuses on thyroid cancer genomics in familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer as well as radiation induced thyroid cancer.

Dr. Goldenberg is an accomplished and prolific author of over 230 journal articles, 35 book chapters, and seven books in the field of head and neck and thyroid oncology and surgery. His latest book, "Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery - A Comprehensive Textbook, Surgical, and Video Atlas (Thieme 2021) is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the subject of thyroid and parathyroid surgery.


Medical School
Ben Gurion University of the Negev - 1995

Internship, Rotating
Soroka Medical Center - 1996

Residency, Head & Neck, Surgical Oncology
Rambam Medical Center - 2002

Fellowship, Head & Neck, Surgical Oncology
Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland) - 2005

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Vice President, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Services
  • Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Member
  • Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Neoplasms, Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid
  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer: Castle Connolly - 2009-2021
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors – 2009-2024
  • Best Doctors in America: Top Doctors - 2011-2022
  • Distinguished Educator Award, Penn State College of Medicine – 2014
  • U.S. News and World Report, Top Cancer Doctors – 2015
  • Best Doctors in America – 2020
  • PA Top Docs – 2022
  • Head and Neck Cancer