Description of Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide
Every surgical subspecialty has been rapidly developing with establishment of the board certification. The Division of Endocrine Surgery (DES) of the European Board of Surgery has defined the curriculum for Endocrine Surgery to include thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and GEP-NET surgery, and handles accreditation in Endocrine Surgery. The first examinations in Endocrine Surgery in Europe have been introduced in 2003. The main goal of the exam is to maintain a uniform and high standard of endocrine surgical professionalism across the Europe.
This book was completed with the expectation that it would benefit all European surgeons looking to be certified in Endocrine Surgery. Additionally, surgeons from the United States and other non-EU countries we hope will also benefit from this book. There is a need for a specialized book that reviews evidence based endocrine surgery that aligns itself with current curriculum standards in the field. The book contains knowledge that is expected to be known on the board examination of the DES.
In general, chapters start with a patient’s case followed by questions. The subsequent comprehensive yet concise main text provides all the information needed for a successful DES exam and cites important references. After the patient case and questions, the text goes on to define the condition, the standard of care approach to establish the diagnosis, perform diagnostic tests of choice, review evidence-based treatment options including medical therapy, preparation for surgery. The chapters conclude with follow up care and long term outcomes. The topics discussed within this book closely follow the curriculum of the European Board of Surgery Examination.
Written by experts in the field, Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide is a valuable source of preparation for the Endocrine Surgery examination and brings Endocrine Surgery to a higher level of expertise by helping to raise the standard of training for future endocrine surgeons.
About the Author
Alexander Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, ECNU, FEBS (Endocrine Surgery), FISSClinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers RWJ Medical School; Associate Professor of Surgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health of Monmouth and Ocean Counties; Surgical Director, Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases;Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Department of Surgery,Neptune, NJUSA
Marco Raffaelli, MD, FEBS (Endocrine Surgery)Professor of Surgery, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Rome, ItalyHead of Division of Endocrine and Metabolic Surgery Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS – Rome, Italy
Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FEBS (Neck Endocrine Surgery), FACS, FACE Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,Claire and John Bertucci Endowed Chair in Thyroid Surgical Oncology, Harvard Medical School Director Thyroid/Parathyroid Endocrine Surgical Division.
Oliver Gimm, MD, FEBS (Endocrine Surgery)Professor of SurgeryDepartment of Surgery and Department of Biomedical and Clinical SciencesLinköping University.Linköping, Sweden