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Research Interests

I have been the Director of Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern Memorial for over 10 years.

Measurement of quality of life. Clinical outcomes for thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal tumors including pheochromocytoma and adrenal cancers. Decision analysis, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Database analysis.

My clinical focus is the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disease. I perform minimally invasive surgery for both conditions. In my office I perform the comprehensive evaluation of thyroid nodules including ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy. I also see patients with a history of thyroid cancer for the evaluation of possible recurrent disease. I have a special interest in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.

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Training Experience

2003Residency, University of Illinois Hospital
2004Fellowship, University of California- San Francisco Medical Center

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Goiter
  • Graves Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules


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