David I. Sternberg, M.D., joins staff at Karmanos Cancer Institute

Karmanos Cancer Institute
Dr. David Sternberg, thoracic surgeon, has joined the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute team in Detroit and Farmington Hills.The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that David I. Sternberg, M.D., thoracic surgeon, has joined its medical team as of August 1, 2019. Board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery, and specialized in minimally invasive chest surgery, Dr. Sternberg will serve on Karmanos’ Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team, joining fellow Thoracic Surgeon, Frank Baciewicz, Jr., M.D. Dr. Sternberg will work at Karmanos’ main campus in Detroit, Karmanos’ Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, and he will also see patients at Karmanos at McLaren Oakland. He will serve on Karmanos’ tumor board, lending his expertise to other locations within the Karmanos Network. 

“Dr. Sternberg brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our outstanding oncology team at Karmanos,” said Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM, president, Karmanos Cancer Hospital and Network. “His experience in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, along with his compassionate commitment to patient care, which I have seen first-hand, makes him a wonderful addition to our comprehensive cancer center.”

Dr. Sternberg’s areas of interest include lung nodules, lung cancer, hiatal hernia, esophageal cancer, and minimally invasive and robotic chest surgery.  

A native of New York, Dr. Sternberg received his doctor of medicine with honors in biomedical research from New York University School of Medicine; and received his undergraduate degree in biology from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, in New York. In addition, Dr. Sternberg completed his general surgical residency at Columbia University Medical Center; and completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Cornell University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He completed an additional super fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. 

Dr. Sternberg’s expertise and comprehensive, patient-centered approach has resulted in numerous recognitions and accolades, including Hour Magazine’s Top Doc for eight consecutive years. He has been principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous clinical research projects and has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals.

Prior to coming to Karmanos, he served on the thoracic surgery teams at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills and Henry Ford Health System, as well as other health care facilities. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Board of Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons.

He resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan.