Thyroid Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of thyroid disease, thyroid conditions and thyroid cancer

by Alexander Shifrin & Svetlana Krasnova

Select Format


Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/4/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9798765225387
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9798765225394
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9798765225370

About the Book

The Thyroid Encyclopedia is intended to help all patients, and their family members, to better understand thyroid diseases, thyroid cancer, and thyroid problems. The goal of this book is to educate the patient, as well as help them understand all aspects of their disease and treatment process. Most of the time patients have questions related to the interpretation of their specific test results, the meaning of specific medical terms of their diagnosis, and their treatment plan. A majority of patients, who are reading their own laboratory, radiology, or pathology reports, are not familiar with specific medical terminology related to the thyroid gland and thyroid disease. Sometimes, physicians and health care providers are not available to discuss, or do not have enough time to explain to the patient and interpret all nuances of their diagnosis, test results, or treatment plan. Throughout my 15 years practicing thyroidology (treating patients with thyroid diseases), I have realized that there is not enough information presented to patients during their visits and that patients still have multiple questions leaving their appointments. There is no specific designated practice provider who can explain and interpret to the patient all specific terminology related to her/his disease. The idea to educate and to help the patient along throughout their journey and through their cure is the main reason that the Thyroid Encyclopedia came alive.

About the Author

Alexander Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, ECNU, FEBS (Endocrine), FISS Clinical 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 After completing General Surgery Residency Program from superb academic universities, University of Pennsylvania and Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, and two fellowships, Surgical Critical Care at Penn State and then Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at Columbia New York Presbyterian Hospital, in 2006 he established the first Endocrine Surgery Program in New Jersey at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. With more than 15 years’ experience as an Endocrine Surgeon and the leader of the busiest and the most successful Endocrine Surgery Program in New Jersey, he was elected as a Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and become one of the first surgeons granted the status of the Fellow of the International Society of Surgery (FISS). He has attained three Board Certifications: • by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), • by the American College of Endocrinology in Endocrine Neck Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy (ECNU), • by the European Board of Endocrine Surgery (FEBS). One of the most successful parts of his academic career was his publishing experience. Beside multiple medical articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, he has published several medical books and atlases. Completing an extensive list of publication including seven endocrine surgery books within the past three years as the editor: • “Atlas of Adrenal Surgery" by Springer • “Advances in Treatment and Management in Surgical Endocrinology” by Elsevier • “Avances en endocrinología quirúrgica” Spanish Edition by Elsevier • “Atlas of Parathyroid Surgery" by Springer • “Atlas of Parathyroid Imaging and Pathology” by Springer • “Endocrine Emergencies” by Elsevier • “Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide” by Springer • “Atlas of Thyroid Surgery” by Springer. Collaboratively publishing the first Endocrine Surgery Board Exam preparation manuscript, “Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide” was a detailed and complicated process involving managing collaborative efforts of world leaders in Endocrine Surgery, and the international community through Springer publisher. Svetlana Krasnova, RN, MSN, FNP-C, RNFA, CNOR. Family Nurse Practitioner who has been working at the Department Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Rutgers University School of Medicine. She graduated at the top of her class with Honors in Master’s Degree in Nursing from Georgian Court University, and then received Advance Nurse Practitioner Degree as Family Nurse Practitioner (Adult and Pediatric) from Monmouth University. She published several book chapters on thyroid diseases.