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Dr. David Goldenberg on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. David Goldenberg


Dr. David Goldenberg is a professor and the chair of the department of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at Penn State in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Ep 139 Radiofrequency Ablation: Modern Management of Thyroid Nodules with Dr. David Goldenberg
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About Dr. David Goldenberg

Dr. 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. In addition, Dr. Goldenberg actively teaches medical students, residents, and fellows and is a Penn State College of Medicine Distinguished Educator.

Dr. Goldenberg is an internationally recognized expert on thyroid cancer, thyroid, and parathyroid surgery. He 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.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. David Goldenberg

Episode #139


In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. David Goldenberg, head and neck surgeon and department chair at PennState Health in Pennsylvania, discuss radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of thyroid nodules.

Episode #85


In this episode of BackTable, Dr. Ashley Agan and guest co-host Dipan Desai (Johns Hopkins) interview David Goldenberg (Penn State) about evaluation and surgical management of parathyroid disease.

Episode #35


Dr. David Goldenberg talks with us about the management of thyroid nodules, including workup, imaging and patient counseling.

Articles Featuring Dr. David Goldenberg

Parathyroidectomy Surgery Technique: Expert Advice for Optimal Outcomes

Parathyroidectomy surgery, the removal of overactive parathyroid glands, can be an effective treatment for symptomatic parathyroid disease. Parathyroidectomy can be performed as part of an exploratory procedure or a focused excision.

Parathyroid Disease Diagnosis & Surgical Criteria

Diagnosing parathyroid disease can be difficult due to vague symptoms of fatigue and delocalized pain. Learn about diagnosis, symptoms, and criteria for parathyroidectomy.

Fine needle aspiration biopsy smear showing a papillary carcinoma

Fine needle aspiration biopsy is today’s first-line test for diagnosing malignant thyroid nodules. Learn more about patient selection, cytology, and interpreting indeterminate results of fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy for thyroid nodules.

Women undergoing a thyroid ultrasound

Physicians utilize a variety of thyroid imaging modalities.This article discusses which are most useful both in general, and on a case-by-case basis.

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