Biography & Education

  • General Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, 2002
Residency: University of Washington, General Surgery, 2007
Fellowship: Columbia University , Endocrine Surgery
Fellowship: University of Washington, Pancreatic Disease Research Fellowship, 2009
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Professional Associations
American Thyroid Association, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract - member. American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons - associate member

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Seattle, WA 98122
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What do parathyroid glands do?

May 02, 2013
Our parathyroid glands are four tiny glands that lie in our neck, just to the sides of our thyroid gland. When normal, they are the size of a grain of rice or a small flat bean. These glands control calcium balance in our bodies. They do this by producing a hormone named parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH acts on our bones, kidneys, and gut to keep the right amount of calcium in the right places. When one or more of these glands become abnormal, they produce too much of this hormone (PTH). This can cause our bones to...


Board Certifications
  • General Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer TX
  • Pancreatic Dx
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Surgeons
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Thyroid Surgery