Taking Endocrine Disease Seriously
Endocrine disorders are some of the most complex and challenging conditions to treat because of their effects on multiple systems of the body. At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, patients can be sure they are receiving care from physicians and surgeons who are among the very finest in their fields. Four multidisciplinary centers at the Section of Endocrine Surgery provide care for the full spectrum of endocrine diseases: the Adrenal Center, the Neuroendocrine Tumors Center, the New York Thyroid Center, and the Center for Parathyroid Disease. The directors and faculty of these centers are regarded as leaders in clinical care and research in endocrine disorders, as clearly evidenced by a steady stream of accolades, publications, and contributions to professional societies and media.
In recognition of superior care for patients with pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, the PheoPara Alliance has designated the Adrenal Center as a "Center of Excellence," and named Co-directors James A. Lee, MD and Salila Kurra, MD as "Physicians of Excellence." The PheoPara Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed to raise awareness about pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, provides the latest research and information about these rare diseases to both physicians and patients.
Other achievements during the past year have included numerous invitations to moderate and present at the professional conferences of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Nephrology, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and other national physicians' associations. Dr. Lee, John D. Allendorf, MD and John A. Chabot, MD, Director of the Pancreas Center, were chosen as the content experts for the neuroendocrine tumor section on Uptodate.com, which is one of the premier educational resources that doctors use to help care for patients across the world. Faculty have also appeared on radio and television shows as visiting experts on thyroid disease, including "The Dr. Oz Show" and WAMC's "Speaker's Corner".
According to James A. Lee, MD, FACS, Chief of the Section of Endocrine Surgery, "We take our mission very seriously: to provide superior care for every patient, and to advance the treatment of endocrine disorders through basic and clinical research as well as physician education."
To learn more about treatments for adrenal disease, neuroendocrine tumors, thyroid conditions, and parathyroid disease, please visit the new Endocrine Surgery web site at columbiasurgery.org/endocrine/index.html or call 212.305.0442.