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After attending Cornell Medical College, I completed a general surgery residency in New York City and an endocrine surgery fellowship in Chicago. I then subspecialized, performing only parathyroid surgery for the next six years (over 3500 parathyroid operations) at the Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa, Florida. I am currently in the executive MBA class of 2021 at the University of South Florida. 

I recently founded the Southwest Parathyroid Center in Phoenix, Arizona. I currently provide consultations to anyone with parathyroid disease or issues regarding calcium and Vitamin D, and answer online questions at

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Covid-19: We don't need better tests

The Covid testing strategy in the White House failed to prevent an outbreak in our highest levels of government. Critics quickly noted...

Vitamin D and Covid: A Review

Vitamin D may help with Covid, but the results are not as conclusive as headlines would suggest.

Vitamin D, part 3 - The Evidence

Results of Vitamin D in large trials have been disappointing.

Vitamin D, part 1: back to basics

Vitamin D gets a lot of attention, but you probably want to be skeptical of some of the claims.

Evidence and Intuition in the ICU

Patients will occasionally email me a link to a recent medical study and ask for my opinion. Before even reading the article, my...

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