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Welcome to my personal blog on medical topics.

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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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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 2: Shannon's story

How much Vitamin D should I take? This is still the looming question, and it’s time to address it. First, though, imagine that someone in...

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.