About

About

I always try to make my patients and their loved ones as comfortable as possible. If I can get them laughing, I know I m helping them feel at ease.

Dr. Kevin Hyman is the chief of Thoracic Surgery at Glen Cove Hospital. He also practices at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills and North Shore University Hospital. He has been with Northwell Health since 2007.



Dr. Hyman s area of expertise is thoracic surgery, with a special emphasis on minimally invasive thoracic surgery procedures for lung and esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, myasthenia gravis, anti-reflux surgery and emphysema surgery. He is also skilled at an array of endobrochial and endoscopic therapies, including stenting and laser therapy.

The son of two physicians his father a radiologist, his mother a pediatrician Dr. Hyman has been interested in medicine his entire life. I always loved working with my hands and trying to figure things out, so medicine interested me from early on, he says. He was originally planning on becoming a cardiac surgeon until his father passed away from cancer. He passed during my residency and that was when I realized what I wanted to do. Thoracic surgery has combined that love of working with my hands with the desire to help patients and their loved ones through cancer.

Despite the heavy nature of some of the diseases Dr. Hyman treats, if you ask any one of his patients what makes him special, they ll likely say his sense of humor. I can be serious when needed, but I always try to joke around and lighten the mood, he says. Patients appreciate that I can make them laugh in a difficult time. It helps make me approachable.

Behind the scenes, Dr. Hyman participates in tumor board meetings with other physicians to examine each patient s case and discuss innovative treatments and techniques. And not only is he dedicated to his patients in the present, he s determined to influence the future of cardiothoracic surgery as well he is an assistant professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and a secretary at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Staff Society, an advocacy group for physicians at the medical center. I try to advocate for physicians as well as patients, he says.

Dr. Hyman received his postgraduate medical training in both general and cardiothoracic surgery at New York University Medical Center, followed by a year of specialized fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Hyman has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, American Journal of Pathology and Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chief of Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Glen Cove Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • New York University School of Medicine

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Medical school

    • Weill Medical College of Cornell University

  • Residencies

    • New York University School of Medicine

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Fellowships

    • Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

    • Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

270-05 76th Avenue, Oncology Building C-LevelNew Hyde Park, NY 11040
300 Community DriveManhasset, NY 11030

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07/02/2019
"Love Dr. Hyman."
04/30/2019
"Dr. Hyman was informative and answered all of my questions. He wanted to confer with another doctor and the radiologist and did so quickly. I was so appreciative that I didn't have to wait long to determine what would be needed moving forward."
03/07/2019
"Dr. Hyman is a wonderful and kind human being."
03/05/2019
"Dr. Hyman is very approachable & friendly I would like to have had a bit more time to discuss my injuries. "
02/23/2019
"dr hyman is a gentleman with a very friendly disposition-& I have no doubt that his skilled hands saved my life"
02/11/2019
"Dr Hyman is truly a wonderful doctor. He's patient, kind and caring. Wouldn't think of using any other doctor, and would recommend him to everyone i know."
01/08/2019
"Dr. Hyman took time to explain the course of action to be taken in a way that was easily understood."
01/01/2019
"Dr. Human is the best. I couldn't have asked for a better thoracic surgeon. He was highly recommended to me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his service."
12/20/2018
"Doctor Hyman and staff walked through procedure I felt I was in good hands."
12/04/2018
"Some of terminology didn't fully understand but verify information with doctor later."
10/25/2018
"Dr. Hyman saved all the time you need & answered all of my questions. "
10/19/2018
"My daughter recommended Dr. Hyman to me & I would recommend him to anyone needing thoracic care."
10/11/2018
"Dr. Kevin M. Hyman is the very best dr. you have. So many others I spoke to with feel the very same way as I do."
10/05/2018
"9. (EXCELLENT.)"
09/24/2018
"Dr. Hyman is the BEST!"
07/25/2018
"Highly recommend the doctor for major issues. "
05/30/2018
"This MD and staff are the best."
05/09/2018
"My wife and I love Dr. Hyman takes his time, shows concern & speaks so you understand him."
04/19/2018
"I would recommend Dr. Hyman with no hesitation."
04/13/2018
"#9. Excellent!"
03/11/2018
"Dr. Hyman is an excellent physician."
02/16/2018
"Dr. Hyman is very friendly and courteous and an excellent surgeon. I am fortunate to have found him."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Hyman has demonstrated professionalism at the best each and every time he spoke with me. He made sure that I understood and never exhibited impatience. 5. Stephanie NP. "
12/09/2017
"Dr. Hyman informed me of my options to treat me. I was very pleased by what he said and I have moved forward following his suggestions for treatment."
11/26/2017
"Very efficient in easing apprehensions regarding prognosis of my medical condition. Physician very reassuring and calming regarding my concerns."
10/16/2017
"All great."
08/18/2017
"Dr. Kevin M. Hyman: Is a great dr. Dr. Hyman is a warm, beautiful person very caring a wonderful person."
08/11/2017
"Good. "
07/13/2017
"Very pleasant visit."
07/12/2017
"Extremely good."
06/12/2017
"wonderful personality, caring and compassionate attitude, and appeared to be very knowledgeable. He spent as much time as I needed, discussing my concerns."
05/27/2017
"Overall the office visit was a very good experience."
05/19/2017
"Outstanding & compassionate & knowledgeable doctor. Highly recommend him."
04/13/2017
"Good."
04/06/2017
"Provider was very supportive and reassuring about diagnosis and prognosis."
04/01/2017
"Good."
02/09/2017
"Very pleased with Dr. K. Hyman."
11/17/2016
"I was very satisfied with the whole of my experience w/Dr. Kevin Hyman & the staff!"
11/03/2016
"Very good -, excellent exp."
07/07/2016
"Good experience"
06/29/2016
"Generally good."
06/22/2016
"Originally he spoke in _____ I did not understand. When I mentioned it, he smiled - Started over & explained everything very simply."
05/10/2016
"Very good."
04/27/2016
"Excellent experience."
02/13/2016
"I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Hyman."
12/30/2015
"Dr. Hyman is the best, no better. He already is the doctor I have recommended to several other friends & associates who have already used him, and feel the same."
12/30/2015
"Excellent."
11/06/2015
"Dr. Hyman has my upmost respect."
09/16/2015
"Very knowledgeable & compassionate. Great bedside manner."
08/31/2015
"Dr. Hyman is a diamond among gems. If all Drs. were like him, there would be fewer stressed patients."
04/23/2015
"Dr. Hyman made me realize that I could live a long life, and that he would take care of me!"
01/23/2015
"The best."
01/10/2015
"Wish we had more doctors like Dr. Kevin M. Hyman, MD."
08/13/2014
"The best."
03/21/2014
"I have good experience."