Endocrine Surgery Section Visitors

Professor Deepak Abraham

Vellore, India

Professor Deepak Abraham is the current Professor and Head of the Department of Endocrine Surgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated in Medicine from the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala, completed surgical residency in Oddanchatram with postgraduate surgical training in Vellore. He earned his PhD at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney in 2010. Professor Abraham’s clinical practice involves a wide range of endocrine surgery procedures with particular interest in medullary thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, differentiated thyroid cancer, parathyroid and adrenal gland disorders and surgery for endocrine pancreatic tumours. He is a member of many Endocrine Surgery societies including the Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Australia and New Zealand Association of Endocrine Surgeons. The variety of his surgical training is notable having worked and trained at endocrine surgery units of international renown, contrastingly in a rural mission hospital setting and now as head, since 2011, of one of India’s foremost Endocrine Surgery units.

Professor Sally Carty

Pittsburgh, USA

Professor Sally E. Carty, is chief of the Division of Endocrine Surgery, a professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, co-director of the UPMC/UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center, co-director of the UPMC Endocrine  Genetics Clinic, and director of the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of  Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received a medical degree at Pennsylvania State University  School of Medicine, and completed a residency at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, both in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She completed a  fellowship in surgical oncology at the National  Cancer  Institute  in  Bethesda, Maryland. Professor  Carty  is widely published and a contributor to international guidelines on the management of thyroid cancer and parathyroid disease. Her current research interests are minimally invasive techniques for parathyroid and thyroid surgery, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes and Immunohistochemical, allelic, and molecular predictors of endocrine malignancy. Dr. Carty is a past-President of the American Association  of Endocrine Surgeons and a member of many professional  groups and organizations, including the American Surgical Association, American Thyroid  Association, Association of Woman Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Dr Lawrence Shirley

Columbus, USA

Lawrence Andrew “Drew” Shirley MD, MS is the Ward Family Professor of the Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and is the Program Director of their Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship. Dr Shirley received his BA in  English/ Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University and MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He went on to complete his General Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, as well as a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at The Ohio State University. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases. His laboratory investigates novel biomarkers and treatment targets in the microenvironment of non-medullary thyroid cancers, and his research is funded via an NIH K award, a thyroid cancer  research grant from the American Thyroid Association, and a research grant from ThyCa/American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (In association with the Section of Academic Surgery).