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Dr. Lee and several other surgeons from the Department of Surgery collaborated with doctors in the Nuclear Imaging Department to invent a new type of parathyroid imaging, which fuses key aspects of both the nuclear medicine scan and the traditional CT scan, allowing surgeons to not only tell which parathyroid gland was malfunctioning, but also where exactly it is located and what its shape is.
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One of the many great minds to grace the halls of Columbia in the 20th century was Dr. James Ewing. A cancer pioneer who was the first to describe a tumor that would one day bear his name – the eponymous Ewing Sarcoma – he also formed a society 75 years ago dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.
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Medicine has a great many “fathers” of the trade; Hippocrates in Ancient Greece, Sushruta in Ancient India, Hua Tuo in Ancient China, Guy de Chauliac and Ambroise Paré in France, Scotsman John Hunter, American William Stewart Halsted, and many, many others in between.
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In order to understand the parathyroid glands, we are going to take you back in time – far, far back, to about 375 million years ago when a group of vertebrates climbed out of the water and onto land.
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When you think of Iowa, maybe you think of Field of Dreams, Presidential politics, or heartland Americana like county fairs and apple pie. But did you know that Iowa is also home to a giant in medicine, a brilliant physician who founded a brand new field of surgery in just a few decades?
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Check out our picks for the face of the new $10 bill.
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21 Columbia Surgeons Named "Top Docs" by NY Magazine

This list serves as a useful guide to indicate which doctors are considered the very best in their fields, as determined by peers.
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