Thomas J. Fahey

Tom Fahey, MD is the Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fahey graduated from Duke University Magna Cum Laude in 1982, and Weill Cornell Medical College in 1986. He did his surgical residency at The New York Hospital, serving as Administrative Chief Resident. He was a Harvey and Katharine Cushing Fellow in Surgical Physiology from 1998-1990, and an American Cancer Society Fellow in Clinical Oncology from 1989-1990. Dr. Fahey was a guest investigator at The Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Medical Biochemistry from 1988 - 1991. He then completed a fellowship in Endocrine and Head and Neck Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney Australia. Hr accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Division of GI and Endocrine Surgery. He was recruited back to Weill Cornell Medicine in 1996 as the Chief of the Section of Endocrine Surgery and rose to the level of Associate Professor in 1998, and was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2007. He is the Frank Glenn Faculty Scholar in Minimal Access Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Fahey has been consistently recognized over the years as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and US News & World Report . He has been cited as one of New York's Best Doctors by New York Magazine, and was named one of New York's Super Doctors from 2008-2011, an honor given to just 5% of physicians in New York. He plays a strong leadership role in physician training and mentoring, serving as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center since July 2000. Dr. Fahey is Chair of the Department of Surgery's Resident Education Committee and Residency Review Committee. His clinical and research interests lie in the field of endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas) and minimally invasive surgery. His articles are widely published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has authored many book chapters. Dr. Fahey belongs to many professional associations, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the American Thyroid Association. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Oncology, the Journal of Thyroid Research and the Journal of Surgical Radiology. He is the Associate Editor for Endocrine Surgery for the Year Book of Surgery, and an ad hoc reviewer for Cancer, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Surgery, Thyroid and the Annals of Surgery.

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Thyroid cancer can be either common or rare, and takes several forms in multiple populations, such as children and adolescents. The chapters in this book, which provide state-of-the-art knowledge in understanding and treating the condition, are therefore welcome. Our understanding of thyroid cancer is advanced by several chapters on its incidence in a Spanish population, the functionality of p53 and the use of microarray technology in research. Diagnostic issues include the roles of glycosylation and glycoproteins, and use of a γ-camera to evaluate the in vivo biodistributions and internal medical dosimetries of Iodine-131. The majority of chapters address the range of possible treatment protocols, such as IGF signalling, surgical management, sentinel lymph node biopsy, radioiodine treatment and differentiation therapy.

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