St. Joseph’s Health Welcomes Geoffrey Pelz, MD, Thoracic Surgeon

St. Joseph’s Health is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Pelz, MD, who specializes in Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Surgical Oncology, is currently seeing patients at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. 

 “Dr. Pelz’s specialized training in thoracic surgery will help us further expand our services to the communities we serve,” said Mark Connolly, MD, Chairman of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Health.  “Dr. Pelz has performed hundreds of minimally invasive surgeries to treat complex diseases of the chest and we are thrilled to have him working with our team.”

Dr. Pelz completed his Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and then joined Hackensack University Medical Center in 2013.  He performs minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, including VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery), robotic surgery, and endobronchial ultrasound. 

“As a physician, I am passionate about serving individuals with a variety of healthcare needs,” said Dr. Pelz. “I am committed to performing minimally invasive surgery that provides patients with shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery, and overall better outcomes.”

Dr. Pelz was the first surgeon to perform an ION robotic bronchoscopy case in the state of New Jersey in June 2020. His clinical interests include lung cancer, hiatal hernias, benign and malignant esophageal diseases, and mediastinal tumors. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Dr. Pelz is affiliated with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center in Wayne and Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Pelz is currently seeing patients on the campus of St. Joseph’s University Medical Center at 703 Main Street, Suite A-2415 in Paterson, New Jersey. To make an appointment with Dr. Pelz, call 551.996.5960.