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Inaugural lecture by Goldenberg describes benefits of song

David Goldenberg, MD, FACS, Steven and Sharon Baron Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State College of Medicine and professor of surgery and medicine, gave his inaugural lecture Nov. 26, 2019. Dr. Goldenberg’s talk was titled “Of Thee I Sing: The Anatomy, Physiology and Health Benefits of Song.”

Dr. Goldenberg has distinguished himself as an internationally renowned and respected clinician, investigator, educator and leader in the field of head and neck and thyroid oncology. He initiated the transoral robotic surgery program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2010. In 2016, he became one of the first physicians in the nation to perform surgeries using the Flex Robotic System, which affords easier access to tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract.

Dr. Goldenberg’s basic science research fouses on thyroid cancer genomics as well as radiation-induced and familial thyroid cancer. His clinical research focus is on outcomes, etiology and the rise of incidence of thyroid cancer. Dr. Goldenberg is an accomplished and prolific author of more than 210 journal articles, 30 book chapters and seven books in the field of head and neck and thyroid oncology and surgery.

Dr. Goldenberg received his medical degree from the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. He compled at residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at 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. He has been at Penn State Health since 2005.

His lecture was given in loving memory of his daughter, Ellie Goldenberg.

Watch the lecture recording

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