Newswise — Red Bank, NJ – February 28, 2017 – Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital are pleased to welcome Board Certified thoracic and general surgeon, Ziad G. Hanhan, M.D., FACS to the medical staff. Dr. Hanhan specializes in caring for patients in need of treatment for diseases of the chest, with a special interest in lung and esophageal cancer, robotic lung resections, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robotic paraesophageal hernia repair and esophageal surgery. In his role, Dr. Hanhan will serve as the medical director for minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Riverview and Bayshore.

He received his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Prior to his residency, Dr. Hanhan earned his Master of Public Health and Nutrition degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery was completed at the University of Illinois.

“I am committed to making a positive difference for patients in need of thoracic surgery in Riverview and Bayshore’s service area,” says Dr. Hanhan. “The hospitals have a tremendous reputation in Monmouth County and I’m excited to be able to bring my expertise to help improve the lives of our community members.”

He is a member of several medical associations, including the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he currently serves as the president of the New Jersey Thoracic Society.

Dr. Hanhan joins Meridian Thoracic Surgery, part of Meridian Medical Group, and will be seeing patients at Riverview Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 732-450-2610.

About Hackensack Meridian HealthHackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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