Columbia Thyroid Center

Welcome to the Columbia Thyroid Center. We're here to help you treat thyroid diseases like thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and more.  Our dedicated thyroid experts and subspecialists will partner with you to form a comprehensive treatment plan, and we offer unique services to fit your needs, like our Thyroid Biopsy Clinic for same-day biopsy and evaluation, our Interventional Endocrinology Program for non-surgical procedures, and our Pediatric Thyroid Program for children with thyroid disease.

Your experience matters to us. We want you to feel prepared for your visit and confident about your health choices.  From our FAQs to a gallery of post-surgical cosmetic results, our resources are here to empower your decisions. 

Call (212) 305-0444 or request an appointment online.


Highlights of Our Center

More Care, Fewer Visits

Coming back and forth for multiple appointments is a burden, which is why we work with you to coordinate efficient and effective visits. See multiple specialists, get blood work completed and even have a procedure all in a single appointment. Our Thyroid Biopsy Clinic offer same-day ultrasound, biopsy and evaluation of thyroid nodules. For added convenience, we have both a Manhattan and a Westchester location.

Dedicated Patient Navigator

Our on-site patient navigator is here 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.

More Surgical Experience and Better Results

Our surgeons take on more thyroid-related cases than any others in the region, giving them a level of experience that’s been proven to translate to better surgical outcomes and results. Research has shown that a surgeon should do more than 50 thyroid operations a year to be considered an expert. Our Columbia Thyroid Center surgeons perform many times that number each year and have each performed thousands of neck operations in their careers. As experts in minimally invasive thyroid procedures, they can treat your condition while also leaving you with minimal scarring and a quicker recovery time.

Comprehensive Thyroid Cancer Care

Our surgeons and endocrinologists work closely with oncologists, radiologists and other specialists to create personalized treatment plans for all forms of thyroid cancer, at any stage. We are proud to be part of Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only a few programs in the country to earn the National Cancer Institute’s official “comprehensive cancer center” designation.

Specialized Thyroid Programs

Pediatric Thyroid Services

We’ve gathered a team of pediatric specialists to address the specific needs of children dealing with thyroid conditions, as well as their families.

Active Surveillance Program for Thyroid Cancer

Until recently, the treatment recommendation for almost any thyroid cancer was immediate surgery—a total removal of the thyroid. As our ability to monitor the growth and change of nodules has improved, we’ve found that we can now take a much less aggressive approach, especially for smaller tumors. Our Active Surveillance Program involves keeping a watchful eye on any changes or growth in low risk cancers through regular ultrasounds and symptom monitoring, so that we can make sure we’re only intervening if needed to keep you healthy. By watching carefully, we can often delay surgery significantly and make sure that, if it does become necessary, the procedure is smaller and only requires removing the diseased part of the thyroid instead of the entire gland.

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Interventional Endocrinology Program

Interventional endocrinology involves the use of minimally invasive procedures like radiofrequency ablations to treat conditions like thyroid nodules and lymph nodes with recurrent thyroid cancer. Our interventional endocrinology program is one of the few in the nation offering these safe and innovative techniques.

Research & Clinical Trials

Our team is actively involved in researching the causes and treatments, as well as developing prevention programs, for all types of thyroid diseases.

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Stories & Perspectives

What Kind of Scar does Thyroid Surgery Leave? Know what to expect from our minimally-invasive procedures by browsing through our Thyroid Scar Gallery »


About Thyroid Conditions & Treatments

We want you to know as much about the thyroid as we do, so we’ve put together these handy articles to explain the ins and outs of thyroid disease and help you make informed choices about your treatment plan.

About the Thyroid Gland

Thyroid Conditions

Thyroid Tests & Treatments


Our Team

At the Columbia Thyroid Center, a team of expert adult and pediatric physicians from multiple specialties work in concert to present every individual we see with a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for his or her thyroid disease.

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

Clinical Care Team

Thyroid Surgery

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

James Lee, MD
Endocrine Surgeon


Jennifer Kuo, MD
Endocrine Surgeon


William Middlesworth, MD
Pediatric Surgeon

Endocrinology

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

Robert McConnell, MD
Endocrinologist

John Ausiello, MD
Endocrinologist

Susana Ebner, MD
Endocrinologist

Salila Kurra, MD
Endocrinologist

Hyesoo Lowe, MD
Endocrinologist

Patricia Vuguin, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Gaya S. Aranoff, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Ilene Fennoy, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Medical Oncology

This is the study of cancer and its treatment.  Oncologists on our team are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Thyroid cancers.

Additional Specialists

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

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

Nuclear Medicine – Testing for thyroid disease can involve the use of radioactive isotopes to visualize thyroid cells.  Nuclear Medicine doctors are experts at performing and interpreting these tests.

Radiation Oncology – This is a field of medicine focused specifically on the treatments of cancer through radiation exposure.

Ophthalmology – This is the study of the eye and its related diseases.  Some thyroid disorders have complications that involve the eye and require an eye expert.

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.


Resources & More

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.