Columbia Parathyroid Center

Welcome to the Columbia Parathyroid Center, a collection of leading medical and surgical specialists from multiple departments who have come together for a single purpose: to provide the highest quality care for anyone dealing with problems related to the parathyroid glands.

Our team’s mission is to improve the standard of care for all parathyroid patients worldwide. Although our center is based in New York, we are a resource for people with parathyroid conditions throughout United States and all over the world.

If you have a parathyroid condition, we want to help. Call (212) 305-0444 or request an appointment online today.

Highlights of Our Center

A team-based approach

Parathyroid disease can affect many parts of the body, which is why our surgeons and endocrinologists team up closely with specialists from across the Columbia medical campus to make sure every aspect of your condition receives expert care.

Advanced surgical options with less scarring, faster recovery

New, minimally invasive techniques allow us to fully treat parathyroid disease while putting less stress on your body. That means smaller incisions, smaller scars, less pain, and an all-around quicker recovery.

More surgical experience, better surgical outcomes

We perform more parathyroid procedures than any other program in the region, giving us more experience that’s been proven to translate to better results and outcomes.

Coordination and Convenience

Our center features a dedicated patient navigator to help make sure your experience with us goes as smoothly as possible. They’ll help prepare for your appointment, coordinate with other specialists, clarify any insurance and billing concerns, and will always be available to make sure your questions are answered.

Related Services

About Parathyroid Conditions & Treatments

Making informed decisions about your health means knowing the ins and outs of your condition and its treatment options. We’ve put together these health guides to help clear things up and answer all your questions.

About the Parathyroid Glands

Parathyroid Conditions

Parathyroid Treatments

Our Team

At the Columbia Parathyroid Center, a team of expert physicians from multiple specialties work together to present every individual with a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for his or her parathyroid disease.

To get in touch with our team, call (212) 305-0444 or request an appointment online.

Clinical Care Team 

Parathyroid Surgery

Surgery is often the most effective treatment for parathyroid diseases.  It may also be needed to make a diagnosis of parathyroid cancer.

James Lee, MD
Endocrine Surgeon

Jennifer Kuo, MD
Endocrine Surgeon


Endocrinologists are typically the first line in establishing a diagnosis of parathyroid disease and setting up a treatment plan, and they help coordinate your care with other specialists.

Robert McConnell, MD – Medical Director

John Ausiello, MD

John P. Bilezikian, MD

Angela L. Carrelli, MD

Susana Ebner, MD

Salila Kurra, MD

Mishaela R. Rubin, MD

Shonni J. Silverberg, MD

Marcella Walker, MD


Additional Specialists

Anesthesiology – Doctors in this field oversee sedation during surgery and pain management in the immediate post-surgery period

Genetics – Some parathyroid disorders have an inherited component, and some inherited diseases may affect the parathyroid.  Geneticists help identify your risk for these conditions and the risk of passing them on to your children.

Pathology – This is the study of disease at the cellular level.  Pathologists look at samples from biopsies and surgeries to confirm whether or not diseases like cancer are present.

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Contact Information

Call us at (212) 305-0444 or reach us through our online appointment form.
Documents and records can be faxed to us at (212) 305-0445.

Manhattan Office

Herbert Irving Pavilion, 8th Floor
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Westchester Office

155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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Planning & Preparing

Stories & Perspectives

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Call us at (212) 305-0444 or reach us through our online appointment form.