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The New York Thyroid Center has been recognized by the Office on Women's Health (OWH) as one of its Trustworthy Sources for information about thyroid disease.

9/6/13
The New York Thyroid Center has been recognized by the Office on Women's Health (OWH) as one of its Trustworthy Sources for information about thyroid disease. The New York Thyroid Center shares this distinction with other great organizations like the American Thyroid Association and the National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service. The OWH is a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women's health activities across HHS offices and agencies and leads HHS efforts to ensure that all women and girls achieve the best possible health.

Dr. James Lee has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery at the American College of Surgeons in October 2013.

The Postgraduate Course is only offered every 4 to 5 years and brings together the top surgeons in endocrine surgery from around the world to educate physicians in the diagnosis and cutting edge treatments for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreas. The American College of Surgeons is the main organization of surgeons and their Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery is the premier educational offering in the field.



Ana Rosario – Endocrine Fellowship Program Coordinator
Rodelyn Zapanta – Administrative Coordinator

Dr. James Lee
Ana Rosario & Rodelyn Zapanta
Visiting your primary physician, hospital, or specialized medical center can be an anxiety-inducing and overwhelming experience. However, at the New York Thyroid-Parathyroid Center, Ana Rosario, the Endocrine Fellowship Program Coordinator, and Rodelyn Zapanta, the Administrative Coordinator, aim to ease such anxiety with their patient-centered approach. They are the patient's first connection to the Center and a vital component of maintaining the Center's high standards of client care, efficiency, and accessibility.

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Dr. Lee appears on the WAMC's Speaker's Corner series to discuss thyroid health and disease.

As an expert in thyroid disease, Dr. Lee appeared on the WAMC's Speaker's Corner series to discuss thyroid health and disease. WAMC is the Northeast's Public Radio station. WAMC's Speaker's Corner series caters to a wide variety of interests and features interviews from specialists in various disciplines. February 2012.




Dr. McConnell is coauthor of the chapter "Chernobyl and Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer" in Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands, 2e, Gregory Randolph, MD editor; June 2012.



Dr. Allendorf appointed to the program committee for the Diseases of the Pancreas Session at the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract annual meeting.

Based on his extensive knowledge of pancreatic disease and pancreatic surgery, Dr. John Allendorf has been appointed to the program committee for the Diseases of the Pancreas at the 2012 meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract presents research on the diseases and functions of the alimentary tract in order to advance gastrointestinal surgery and set the standard for the treatment of digestive diseases. The annual SSAT meetings aim to educate physicians about the most effective and up to date management of digestive diseases.

Dr. Lee to coordinate a Symposium on the Surgical Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting.

Based on his expertise in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, Dr. Lee has been asked to serve as a Co-coordinator for a symposium on the surgical treatment of neuroendocrine tumors for the American College of Surgeons' 2012 Clinical Congress. The American College of Surgeons is an organization of surgeons, which aims to ensure the highest quality of care for surgical patients. Each year Symposiums organized by the ACS bring together the world's experts in order to share their expertise and educate thousands of surgeons from all over the world on the most cutting edge and effective therapies for surgical diseases. February 2012

Dr. Andrew Bomback delivers key lecture at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting

Dr. Andrew Bomback, a hypertension specialist, was asked to deliver a key lecture entitled "Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Blockade: Is More Better?" at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting (November 2011) based on his significant expertise in primary hyperalodsteronism. The American Society of Nephrology is the premier society for physicians specializing in diseases of the kidney and the hormonal system associated with it.

 

Dr. Lee hasbeen asked to moderate a Meet the Expert session on "The retroperitoneal approach for adrenalectomy" at the American College of Surgeons' 2012 Clinical Congress. The American College of Surgeons is an organization of surgeons, which aims to ensure the highest quality of care for surgical patients. Each year Meet the Expert sessions allow surgeons from all over the world to meet with thought leaders who are on the cutting edge of effective therapies for surgical diseases. February 2012.

Dr. Lee asked to share his technique for laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting.

Based on his expertise in laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Dr. Lee was asked to share his technique for this procedure at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2011. The ACS Clinical Congress presents the latest therapies for surgical diseases. Laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy has been shown to be an effective replacement for open adrenalectomy for resection of most adrenal tumors. October 2011.

Drs. Lee and Kurra recognized as "Physicians of Excellence" by the PheoPara Alliance

The PheoPara Alliance recognizes the Adrenal Center as a "Center of Excellence" and Dr. Lee and Dr. Kurra as "Physicians of Excellence" in the care of patients with pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Dr. Lee and Dr. Kurra are both experts in the field of endocrinology. The Adrenal Center is a unique program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of adrenal disorders. The PheoPara alliance is a nonprofit organization formed to raise awareness about pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. The alliance aims to provide the latest research and information about this rare disease to both physicians and patients. September 2011.

Drs. Lee, Chabot, and Allendorf asked to serve as the experts on Surgical Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas for Uptodate.com

Based on their expertise in the treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas, Drs. Lee, Chabot and Allendorf were chosen as the content experts for Uptodate.com's section: Surgical Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas. Uptodate.com is one of the premier educational resources that doctors use to help care for patients across the world. January 2011.

Dr. Lee serves as Moderator for the Endocrine Surgery Educational Video Session at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting.

Based on his expertise in endocrine surgery, Dr. Lee served as Moderator for the Endocrine Surgery Educational Video Session at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2010. The ACS Clinical Congress is a meeting of the world's experts in surgery whose purpose is educating surgeons on the most cutting edge and effective therapies for surgical diseases. The Clinical Congress uses video based education programs to highlight challenging and unusual problems in surgery. October 2010.

Dr. Lee appears on the Dr. Oz show as the visiting expert on thyroid cancer.

Based on his extensive knowledge of thyroid cancer and surgery on the thyroid gland, Dr. Lee appeared on the Dr. Oz Show as the visiting expert on thyroid cancer. The show discussed the presentation, diagnosis and treatment for thyroid cancer. The Dr. Oz Show features various medical and health experts in order to explain current health trends and concerns. September 2010.

Selective Venous Sampling Identifies Patients Whose Hypertension May Be Surgically Curable

Insulinomas: Creative Adaptation Enables One Patient to Avoid Major Pancreatic Resection If an adrenal tumor is over-secreting the adrenal hormone aldosterone, surgical removal of the tumor may cure a patient's aldosterone-induced hypertension. A procedure known as selective venous sampling confirms the need to remove such an adrenal tumor.

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Advances in Adrenal Surgery

The adrenal glands are located immediately above the kidneys. New Procedure Holds Many Benefits.
The adrenal glands, located adjacent to the kidneys, produce several important hormones. Tumors may form in the glands, causing overproduction of one or more of these hormones. Department of Surgery endocrine surgeons are removing these tumors with incisions through the patient's back instead of belly.

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Dr. Kurra named Co-Director of the Adrenal Center

Dr. Salila Kurra
Salila Kurra, MD
Co-Director, Adrenal Center
Dr. Kurra, an endocrinology specialist, has been named Co-Director of the Adrenal Center. The Columbia University Adrenal Center aims to provide care to patients with adrenal disorders by bringing together radiologists, endocrinologists, geneticists, cardiologists and endocrine surgeons who work to devise optimal treatment plans for each patient. The Adrenal Center is one of the few programs in the United States that offers this type of complete and extensive care for patients with adrenal disorders. August 2007.


Endocrine Expertise at the Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgical Program and
the New York Thyroid Center

A digital laparoscope and flat panel display provide excellent visualization during adrenal procedures like the one above At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, a longstanding clinic has evolved into what is now the renowned New York Thyroid Center. The center was originally established at Columbia over 15 years ago by the late thyroid and parathyroid surgeon Paul LoGerfo, MD. Today, the surgical staff of the center have developed many approaches that minimize or eliminate the need for surgical treatment of endocrine disorders.

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Insulinomas:
Creative Adaptation Enables One Patient to Avoid Major Pancreatic Resection

Insulinomas: Creative Adaptation Enables One Patient to Avoid Major Pancreatic Resection Insulinomas are rare tumors of the pancreas that produce too much insulin. Usually less than two centimeters in size, insulinomas are benign (noncancerous) in 90% of cases. Without treatment, however, the extra insulin causes patients' blood sugar to drop, and can cause symptoms such as weakness, tremors, anxiety, hunger, headache, and in severe cases, coma or even death. In a recent case, surgeons at the Columbia Pancreas Center were able to spare a patient from having to undergo major surgery by devising a completely novel solution.

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Based on his expertise in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas, Dr. Chabot has been asked to present his technique for and expertise on central pancreatectomy at the American College of Surgeons' 2012 Clinical Congress. Dr. Chabot and the group have demonstrated that central pancreatectomy has the potential to improve a patient's pancreatic endocrine function (I.e. Risk of developing diabetes) when compared to more traditional resections. The American College of Surgeons is an organization of surgeons, which aims to ensure the highest quality of care for surgical patients. Each year Symposiums organized by the ACSbring together the world's experts in order to share their expertise and educate thousands of surgeons from all over the world on the most cutting edge and effective therapies for surgical diseases. February 2012.



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