The Thoracic Oncology Division at John Theurer Cancer Center and HackensackUMC is comprised of a multidisciplinary highly specialized team focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers and other malignancies of the chest, including cancers of the esophagus, thymus, and mediastinum.

The Division is a leader in complex surgeries as well as robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) – resulting in less invasive procedures and easier recovery.

Our research group has also been deeply involved in the development of new therapies and strategies which have further customized options for every situation.

JTCC is also designated as Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

The Thoracic Oncology Division Team

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MARTIN GUTIERREZ, MD
Director, Drug Discovery/Phase 1 Unit, Medical Oncologist, Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology

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HARRY D. HARPER, MD
Co-Chief, Thoracic Oncology

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GEOFFREY B. PELZ, MD
Attending Thoracic Surgery

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NABIL RIZK, MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

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NAZLY M. SHARIATI, MD, MSJ, FACS, FCCP
Associate Division Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Oncology

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Thoracic Surgery

Geoffrey Pelz, MD
Nabil P. Rizk, MD
Nazly M. Shariati, MD

Pathology

Min Han, MD

Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse

Tracy Wissell, MSN, RN-B, APN-C
Matt Giglio, MSN, APN-BC
Dina O’Conner, MSN, RN, FNP, APN-BC

Research Nurses

Allison Abate, MSN, RN, OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator

Maria Mark
Maeve McKinley, BSN, RN, OCN

Social Work Support Services

Anita Vargas, MSW, LSW
Karen Venezia, MSW, LCSW

Phone Numbers

Surgery
551-996-5960

Medical Oncology
551-996-5087

Call for an appointment

Hackensack: 551-996-5900
Palisades: 201-464-0008

To reach the extensions of Dr. Gutierrez please dial ext. 5863 and for Dr. Harper, please dial ext. 5087.