Drs. Chen, Fazendin, Lindeman and RamonellChair of the Department of Surgery Herbert Chen, M.D., FACS, as well as Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Pallavi Iyer, M.D., are co-editors of a book dedicated to the care of children with thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders in Children: A Practical Handbook is designed to offer an approach to diagnosing and treating children with thyroid and parathyroid diseases from international experts in the medical and surgical fields, several of whom are UAB faculty members. The 16 chapter-book is divided into two sections: thyroid and parathyroid, discussing both common and rare disorders along with medical treatments and surgical techniques.

In addition to Chen serving as an editor and author, two other Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery faculty as well as one trainee are contributing authors for this book: Jessica Fazendin, M.D.; Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MEHP; and Kimberly Ramonell, M.D. To see an inclusive listing of all UAB faculty involved, click here.

Chapter 8: Thyroid Surgery

Jessica Fazendin, M.D. (UAB Department of Surgery)

Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MEHP (UAB Department of Surgery)

Chapter 14: Hyperparathyroidism

Kimberly Ramonell, M.D. (Fellow UAB Endocrine Surgery Fellowship)
Erin Partington Buczek, M.D. (UAB Department of Otolarynology)

Chapter 16: Parathyroid Surgery

Herb Chen, M.D. (UAB Department of Surgery)
Jessica Fazendin, M.D. (UAB Department of Surgery)
Rajshri M. Gartland, M.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery)

Chen is proud of the work of his colleagues and the collaborative effort that took place across several UAB departments and divisions.

“UAB is truly a collaborative environment, and we were able to showcase that when working with the Department of Pathology, the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and the Department of Otolarynology,” said Chen. “It was an honor to co-edit this book with Dr. Iyer, and I think that all of us had improving patient care across the country for those who are diagnosed with thyroid and parathyroid disorders in mind.”

The book is available for purchase on Amazon as well as Google Play, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers.