Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein
Professor, Pathology, Einstein
Program Director, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Endocrinology (thyroid)Thyroid diseaseHypothyroidism
Dr. Surks is a thyroid disease expert with 40 years of experience in basic and clinical research, education and patient care. In addition to thyroid disorders, his clinical practice focuses on conditions of the pituitary, parathyroid and adrenal glands and on metabolic bone disease. His recent research has involved subclinical thyroid diseases and determining a reference range for TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels in people.
A noted educator, Dr. Surks led a collaborative project that culminated in a generic “gold standard” curriculum for endocrinology training programs that is used nationwide. He is author of The Thyroid Book and editor of the Atlas of Clinical Endocrinology Volume I: Thyroid Diseases. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Endocrinology and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and currently is on the editorial board of Thyroid.
Dr. Surks is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He is a former president of the American Thyroid Association and the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His awards include the American Thyroid Association’s Distinguished Service Award and the Van Meter Award, and the Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award of the Endocrine Society. He was also awarded a Mastership by the American College of Physicians in recognition of his contributions to research, education, and teaching.