Weill Cornell Medical College



Weill Cornell Medical College

Duration of Fellowship:

1 year with an option for a 2nd year

Number of Available Fellowship Positions:


Program Director:
Program Director Email:

Brendan M. Finnerty
[email protected]

Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Title:
Secondary Contact Email:

Vanessa Mejia
Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]


Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 E. 68th Street, Box 207
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (646) 962-8419

Objectives of the Program:

The endocrine and metabolic surgery fellowship at Weill Cornell aims to prepare surgeons to be academic endocrine surgeons through a combination of expert operative and clinical care, as well as exposure to basic and clinical research. Fellows graduate with competence in comprehensive endocrine surgery and significant exposure to metabolic surgery.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

The fellowship at New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine aims to provide a broad experience in advanced endocrine and minimally invasive surgery. Rotations will include time on endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, and minimally invasive/metabolic GI surgery. Our current case volumes include over 350 thyroidectomies, 200 parathyroidectomies, 40 adrenalectomies, 15 pancreatectomies and 100 metabolic procedures per year. Additionally, there is extensive involvement with remote access thyroidectomy, FNA biopsy, and direct laryngoscopy. The fellowship also incorporates rotation for two dedicated months at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on the head and neck surgery service. There are active laboratory and clinical projects in all facets of endocrine surgery. Exposure to endocrinology and nuclear medicine is integrated into the fellowship as well.

International Medical Graduates -  our program is able to accept a fellow who:

 hold an immigrant visa, J-1 visa, H1-B visa

Fellow must be American Board of Surgery eligible or certified:


Fellow must obtain a full (unrestricted) state license:


Special Considerations:

Our AAES Endocrine Surgery Fellow is hired as a "Clinical Instructor" and NOT considered part of a GME-sponsored program.

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Previous Fellows:

2019-2020: Sarina Bains - Endocrine and General Surgeon, Ascension
Genesis, Flint, Ml.

2018-2019: Jessica Buicko - Endocrine and General Surgeon, Baptist Health
South Florida, Boynton Beach, FL.

2017-2018: Brendan Finnerty - Endocrine and General Surgeon, New York
Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY.

2016-2017: Tyler Chan - Endocrine and General Surgeon, Mountain View
Surgical Associates, Aurora, CO.

2015-2016: Diego Castilla - Endocrine and General Surgeon, University of
Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL.

2014-2015: Justin Yozawitz - Endocrine and General Surgeon, Northwell
Health, Manhasset, NY.