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Endocrine Surgery at Smilow Cancer Hospital

February 15, 2021

The Endocrine Surgery Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital provides patients with individualized evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of benign and malignant conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. It is one of the highly regarded academic surgery practices in the country. Our three surgeons, Drs. Courtney Gibson, Grace Lee, and Jennifer Ogilvie are all specialty trained in Endocrine Surgery and work together in close collaboration with specialists at Yale and across the larger community to provide the most comprehensive, leading-edge surgical treatment available.

We offer minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible, and also treat many complex, recurrent, and reoperative cases.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT:

Thyroid

• Thyroid nodules • Toxic (hyperfunctioning) thyroid nodules • Multinodular goiter • Thyroid cancer • Complex recurrent thyroid cancer • Graves’ disease

Parathyroid

• Primary hyperparathyroidism • Secondary hyperparathyroidism • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism • Recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism

Adrenal

• Adrenal tumors • Adrenal Cushing’s syndrome • Pheochromocytoma • Aldosteronoma (Conn’s syndrome) • Adrenocortical carcinoma

Courtney Gibson, MD, MS, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery)

Courtney Gibson, MD, MS, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery) at Yale School of Medicine and cares for patients with cancerous and benign conditions affecting the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands at Smilow Cancer Hospital. She is Program Director of the

Yale Endocrine Surgery Fellowship. She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and was a postdoctoral research fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She completed her training in General Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and her fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at Scott & White Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Gibson is skilled in performing minimally invasive surgical techniques, including retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy, to care for patients with endocrine tumors. Her research interests include outcomes after minimally invasive endocrine surgery, outpatient thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy, intraoperative laryngeal nerve monitoring, and endocrine oncology.

Jennifer Ogilvie, MD, FACS

Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery)

Jennifer Ogilvie, MD, FACS, is Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery) at Yale School of Medicine. She graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and

received her medical degree from Harvard. She completed residency training in General Surgery and fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Ogilvie joined Yale via New York University, where she practiced across the health system, was Director of Endocrine Surgery at Bellevue Hospital and led several research initiatives to evaluate disparities in Endocrine Surgery. Her clinical interests focus on the optimal surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal tumors. Her research interests include surgical education, developing models for shared clinical decision making, and optimizing clinical outcomes in Endocrine Surgery.

Grace Lee, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery)

Grace S. Lee, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery) at Yale School of Medicine and treats patients with benign and malignant thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases in the Endocrine Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital. She received her medical degree

from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed her residency training in General Surgery and research fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lee completed her Endocrine Surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic and is board-certified in General Surgery.

Dr. Lee was previously an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she was also the Endocrine Surgery fellowship program director. Her current clinical interests include inno- vative techniques in endocrine surgery, including minimally invasive, image-guided surgery and radiofrequency ablation. Her research interests include utilization of surgeon-performed ultrasound, advances in multimodal parathyroid imaging, endocrine surgery outcome and quality improvement, among others.


LOCATION:

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven 35 Park Street, 4th floor | New Haven, CT 06511

APPOINTMENTS:

203-737-2036 (phone) | 203-785-2498 (fax)

EPIC REFERRALS:

Ambulatory Referral to Endocrine Oncology – Endocrine Surgery


Submitted by Emily Montemerlo on February 15, 2021