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The first portal in Europe dedicated to thyroid thermal ablation.

Jennifer Hong Kuo

New York

United States

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The goal of the proposed research is to evaluate clinical outcomes after ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of thyroid nodules here in the United States. As an early adopter of RFA for thyroid nodules in the United States, I have successfully launched dedicated thermal ablation here in the United States and have one of the largest clinical patient series for thyroid RFA in the country. We are also the first institution to offer microwave ablation of thyroid nodules. I also personally trained most of the surgeons offering thermal ablation in the United States and oversaw the first thyroid RFA procedures in Wisconsin, Ohio and Canada. My unique expertise in thermal ablation, as well as my extensive experience in endocrine surgery and biostatistics, make me well suited to conduct these clinical studies that are needed to help drive the adoption of this technique in the United States. As director of the Endocrine Surgery Research Program at Columbia University, I have conducted and guided research that has focused on the use of predictive analytical algorithms to optimize clinical outcomes in our management and treatment of surgical endocrine disorders.

Dr. Jennifer H. Kuo is a nationally certified surgeon-scientist for her expertise in the surgical treatment of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Dr. Kuo is an expert high-volume surgeon in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including transoral thyroidectomy and robotic adrenalectomy. She is a leading international expert in ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules and led the new Interventional Endocrinology program at Columbia. Dr. Kuo is also director of the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program and the Endocrine Surgery Research Program. Her research focuses on the use of predictive algorithms to improve and optimize endocrine patient care and she is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the safe adoption of new technologies in surgical care. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Surgical Research and serves on the editorial boards for The World Journal of Surgery and VideoEndocrinology. His commitment to excellent, innovative and personalized care has been repeatedly recognized by Super Doctors and New York Magazine’s Top Doctor Awards.

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