Newswise — MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (April 21, 2020) – Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Nazly M. Shariati, M.D. will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program. In this role, Dr. Shariati will operate the thoracic surgery program to ensure its organization and delivery of excellent, timely and evidence-based care.

“We are committed to serving the full spectrum of our patients’ needs by providing comprehensive care,” says Tim O’Brien, chief executive officer. “Dr. Shariati is a recognized leader in the field of thoracic surgery and her appointment will further advance the quality of care for those treated at Mountainside Medical Center.”

She earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed a residency in general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Following her general surgery residency, she completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York and a lung transplant fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Shariati specializes in lung surgery, lung cancer, thoracic surgery, tracheal surgery and esophageal cancer.  She has been in clinical practice as an attending thoracic surgeon for over 20 years.

Dr. Shariati currently serves as associate chief of the department of thoracic surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. She is also an associate clinical professor of thoracic surgery at the Seton Hall University School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Shariati serves on several other nationally recognized boards and committees. She has been named one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors for cardiothoracic surgery.

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About Mountainside Medical Center

Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. Mountainside Medical Center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty. To learn more about Mountainside Medical Center visit