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 primary goal at Weill Cornell Medicine is to train future academic endocrine surgeons and leaders through a combination of expert operative and clinical care, as well as exposure to translational and clinical research.  Fellows graduate with expertise in managing diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as GI neuroendocrine tumors.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

The fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine aims to provide a broad experience and mentorship with experts in advanced endocrine and minimally invasive surgery.  Rotations will include 9 months on the Endocrine Surgery service and one month on the Advanced MIS service at Weill Cornell.  There are also two dedicated months of training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on the Head & Neck Surgery service.  Our fellow case volumes include over 175 thyroidectomies, 100 parathyroidectomies, 30 lateral neck dissections, 30 adrenalectomies, and 5-10 NET resections per year.  Additionally, there is extensive involvement with radiofrequency ablation, ethanol ablation, remote access thyroidectomy, FNA biopsy, and flexible laryngoscopy.  The fellow will gain expertise in both laparoscopic and robotic approaches.  Exposure to endocrinology, oncology, and nuclear medicine is integrated into the fellowship as well.  There are multiple educational conferences including a multidisciplinary Thyroid & Neuroendocrine Tumor Board (weekly) and Adrenal Case Conference (monthly).  There are active research projects in all facets of endocrine surgery including clinical, translational, basic science, and education projects, which is uniquely integrated with the Endocrine Oncology Research Laboratory run by Drs. Fahey, Zarnegar, and Finnerty. 

Average number of Thyroid cases: 175
Average number of Parathyroid cases: 100
Average number of Adrenal cases 

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET)

Number of evaluation and management of NET (enteric and pancreatic only) cases per year: 5-10
Number of operative NET (enteric and pancreatic only) cases per year: 8

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

 Our program cannot accept any international candidates at this time.

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.

More information can be found HERE (https://faculty.weill.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/form_files/guidebook.pdf).

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Previous Fellows:

2022-2023: Daniel Hubbs, MD - Endocrine and General Surgeon, University of Massachusetts, Springfield, MA

2021-2022: Maheshwaran Sivarajah – Endocrine and General Surgeon, University Hospitals, Ravenna, OH.

2020-2021: Maureen Moore – Endocrine and General Surgeon, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Cherry Hill, NJ.

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.