Dr. Andrew Goldstein, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Andrew Goldstein, MD
I began my professional career as an aerospace engineer working on the Nasa Space Shuttle for Rockwell International after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University. Several years later, I decided to apply this background to a career in medicine so that I could help people on a more personal and direct level. I received my medical degree (M.D.) from Columbia University in New York City and my fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery from Yale University. My first job as a cardiothoracic surgeon was as a faculty member at The Ohio State University School of Medicine where I performed a wide variety of complex heart and lung surgeries including heart transplants and lung cancer procedures while teaching students, residents and fellows during their training. I moved to Arizona in 2002 to be closer to my large extended family. I have given talks on a wide variety of cardiothoracic surgery topics to patient groups and professional societies based on my experiences and research over the years. I like to stay current with new technologies when I believe they are safe and offer clear advantages to patients. To that end, I have performed more robotic thoracic surgeries than any other cardiothoracic surgeon in Phoenix because I believe the patient benefits are significant.

Scottsdale Office

10117 N 92nd St Ste 103

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Contact Information

(480) 767-5544

Dr. Andrew Goldstein, MD

Dr. Andrew Goldstein, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Prime Health Services
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Care Philosophy

I have a very direct, honest, and thorough approach in communicating with all of my patients and their families. I typically spend a great deal of time with new patients so that I can understand them as a complete person, not just a disease entity. Please see the video on my website to get a better sense of my approach and care philosophy.
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Dr. Goldstein's Experience

Dr. Goldstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Valley Fever
  • Valvular Stenosis


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  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thymectomy
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Yale University Sch of Med Yale New Haven Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, Thoracic Surgery, Americas Top Doctors www.castleconnolly.com,
  • Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2009
  • Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2006
  • Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine, Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Diseases (most votes in specialty), 2010
  • US News & World Reports Top Doctor Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2011
  • Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2008
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor Cardiothoracic Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, 2012
  • HealthGrades Five Star Physician,
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor Cardiac Surgery, and Thoracic Diseases, 2011
Media & Publications
  • The Rochester Manual: Practical Patient Care - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, 1996
  • Aortic Arch Replacement for Recurrent Cerebral Embolization, 2002
  • Partial support with a centrifugal left ventricular assist device reduces myocardial oxygen utilization in chronic, ischemic heart failure, 2005
  • Top Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goldstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goldstein to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Goldstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Phoenix AZ |
I have a surgery 2003 Dr. Andrew Goldstein he's doing that time amazing jobs almost my surgery 15 years ago and I do not have any kind of problems my health thank you so much Dr. Andrew Goldstein
in Surprise, AZ |
I am so happy that we found Dr. Goldstein!! He is very knowledgeable and caring. Additionally, his office manager is wonderful too. Very personable and easy to work with.
On May 7th 2016, Dr. Goldstein saved my life. When no other Cardiologist Surgeon was available, Dr. Goldstein, after just coming home from an 11-hour surgery at 4am, turned back around to the hospital and completed my life saving emergency aorticA dissection surgery. At 47 years old, I can only humbly say thank you for allowing me to watch my kids grow up and have kids of their own. You are truly my hero. You are the very best!
in Az |
Dr. Goldstein is a very compassionate, and caring physician as well as highly skilled. He put me and my family at ease thru a very trying situation and his true care and concern showed thru with ease. We are so very grateful for his dedication to his career. He is a remarkable man!! His Office Manager is also a caring and very helpful person to deal with. Thank you all!
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Dr. Goldstein accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Open Choice PPO
  • Arizona Foundation
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Open Access
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access POS
  • CorVel
    CorVel PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Health Net
    Health Net EPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Humana PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
  • Prime Health Services
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
    Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
    USA Managed Care Organization PPO
  • WellCare

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital
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Banner - Unviersity Medical Center Phoenix
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Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85351
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Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85037
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Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
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Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center
19829 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
250 E Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
7400 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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