Steven T. Brower, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

I am honored to be one of the most experienced cancer surgeons in the nation and proud of the many surgeons I have trained in surgical oncology. The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center has the most expert, caring, and supportive team of cancer caregivers I have ever known. I am privileged to lead and be part of this wonderful community and regional cancer center for our patients. Every day we strive to be on the honor roll for outstanding care and patient outcomes.

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cancer, Metastatic
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoid
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer

Locations &


  • Surgical Oncology

    350 Engle Street 6th Floor, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-608-2800
    Fax: 201-608-2478


Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup Medicaid


  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)
  • AmeriHealth Administrator


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health


  • CoreSource


  • CCN


  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Access Network
  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Pathway EPO
  • Pathway HMO
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Prism
  • Silver
  • Total Blue

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional
  • Horizon PPO
  • Horizon HMO

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • PHCS
  • Pomco
  • MultiPlan Worker’s Comp

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Garden State Network
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Metro


  • Choice Care
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • Oscar
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • Medica
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

United Healthcare Community and State

  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicare
  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ Family Care)
  • Dual Complete


  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care


About Steven T. Brower

Dr. Brower is medical director of the Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and chief of surgical oncology at Englewood Hospital. As a hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal cancer surgeon, he has performed hundreds of surgeries related to cancers of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and esophagus, as well as rare gastrointestinal tumors (carcinoids). He has specific interests in treating diseases affecting the Asian American population.

Previously, Dr. Brower was professor and vice chair of surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the chief of surgical oncology and director of strategic planning and extramural affairs at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. He is coeditor of the first evidence-based surgical textbook and author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on gastrointestinal and surgical oncology.

Honors & Awards

  • 2020-2018: Bergen Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2020-2016: Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area
  • 2020-2014: Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor
  • 2019-2016: Jersey's Best Top Doctors for Cancer
  • 2019-2016: Jersey's Best Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2019: New York Magazine Best Doctors
  • 2019, 2018: (201) Magazine (Health) Bergen's Top Doctors
  • 2017: Physician of the Year
  • 2012-2011: Best Doctors in America
  • 2011-2003: Distinguished Clinical Cancer Scholar, State of Georgia
  • 2008-2007: Best Doctors in America
  • 2007-2005: Honor Medical Society, Mercer University School of Medicine-Savannah
  • 2008-1998: Dean's Nominee and Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Committee of 1000
  • American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award
  • Recognized by American Health Magazine as One of the Nation's Top Surgical Oncologists.

Committees and Leadership Positions

  • Medical Director, Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine


  • Boston University Medical Center


  • National Cancer Institute

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery



  • Irianna Marie Torres, Leanora Hernandez, Jausheng Tzeng, Russell Schwartz, Alejandro Schaffer, Edward Gertz, Steven Brower, Miguel Sanchez, Gert Auer, Kerstin Heselmeyer-Haddad and Thomas Reid (2017). Single-cell genetic analysis of ductal carcinoma in situ with and without synchronous invasive breast cancer by multiplex FISH delineates specific patterns of tumor clonality and heterogeneity [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017; 2017 Apr 1-5; Washington, DC. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2017;77(13 Suppl):Abstract nr 2908. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2017-2908
  • Aryeh Shander, Decision - MS#: AA-D-17-00936R1 "Do Allogeneic Blood Transfusions Cause Infection?" Steven T. Brower, 2017
  • Minimally immune surgery for Gastric Cancer: A Comparison between Robotic, Laparoscopic and open Surgery: World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2017, in press.
  • Robotic, Laparoscopic, and Open Surgery for Gastric Cancer Compared on Surgical, Clinical, and Oncological Outcomes: A Multi-Institutional Chart Review. Study Protocol of the International Study Group on Minimally Invasive surgery for Gastric Cancer – IMIGASTRIC. BMJ Open 2015, in press Steven T. Brower, et al.
  • Desiderio J, Brower ST, et. Al. Robotic, Laparoscopic, and Open Surgery for Gastric Cancer Compared on Surgical, Clinical, and Oncological Outcomes: A Multi-Institutional Chart Review. Study Protocol of the International Study Group on Minimally Invasive surgery for Gastric Cancer – IMIGASTRIC. BMJ Open 2015, in press.
  • Brower, ST., Edwards, SB., Marti, JL Surgical Endocrine Emergencies in the book Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence-Based Practice—Stephen M. Cohn (Editor) 2015.
  • Huang, T.; Jiang, S.-W.; Qin, L.; Senkowski, C.; Lyle, C.; Terry, K.; Brower, S.; Chen, H.; Glasgow, W.; Wei, Y.; Li, J. Expression and Diagnostic Value of HE4 in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 2956-2970. 8. Iskandar, M., Kapur, V., Mannan, Rifat Abul Ala Syed, Brower, ST., Thiese, ND., Combined Hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (HCC-CC): A Case Series at a North American Center Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, 2014
  • Fukuhara. S., Yabe, M., Montgomery, MM., Itagaki, S., Brower, ST., Karpeh, MS Jr.: Race/Ethnicity is predictive of lymph node status in patients with early gastric cancer Journal of gastrointestinal Surgery (October 2014)18(10):1744-51
  • Montgomery, M., Fukuhara, S. Karpeh, MS Jr., Brower, S.: Defining Surgical Quality in Gastric Cancer: Is It Time to Include Ethnicity? Journal of the American College of Surgeons (March 2014): 218 (3): 501-02