Sterman, Daniel H.

Sterman, Daniel H

Daniel H. Sterman is a board-certified pulmonary, critical care and internal medicine physician who specializes in pleural mesothelioma.

  • Currently serves as the director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.
  • Formerly served as co-director of the Mesothelioma and Pleural Program, and as chief of the Section of Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Oncology, both at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  • Highly skilled at diagnosing mesothelioma and using minimally invasive endoscopic thoracic procedures.
  • Research focuses on gene therapy (tumor immunology/ vaccines), photodynamic therapy, and use of tumor markers as a means of predicting if and when treated cancer might return.
  • Teaches at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Won Clinical Associate Physician Award from the National Institutes of Health, and was named 1999 Researcher of the Year by the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.


  • M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College.