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  • New York Head & Neck Institute Surgeon Is First In New York to Achieve Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound 12/02/2014 The New York Head & Neck Institute announced today that Daniel B. Kuriloff, MD, Director of the Center for Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, is the first surgeon in New York to achieve endocrine certification in neck ultrasound (ECNU).

    ECNU is a professional certification in the field of neck ultrasonography for physicians who perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for thyroid and parathyroid disorders through both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (UGFNA). The ECNU credential signifies that an individual has passed the comprehensive certification examination (CCE) and successfully completed the validation of competency process (VCP). The ECNU certification is valid for ten years.

    “We are proud that Dr. Kuriloff is the first surgeon in New York to receive certification in endocrine neck ultrasound. This prestigious accreditation reflects his continued commitment and level of expertise in the field of head & neck endocrine surgery,” said Dr. Peter Costantino, Chairman: Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Lenox Hill, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital and The North Shore-LIJ-Hofstra School of Medicine.

    The Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) Program is governed by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Neck Ultrasound Certification Council. ECNU is recognized by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), one of the preeminent, national accreditation bodies for ultrasound practices, and allows those with the ECNU credential to be directors of ultrasound laboratories and apply for AIUM Practice Accreditation. The AIUM ultrasound practice accreditation is a peer review process that examines practices against nationally recognized standards of excellence in training and qualifications of personnel, quality of ultrasound examinations, maintenance and calibration of machines, quality of reports, implementation of protection policies, and regular quality assurance activities.

    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents subspecialty physicians who are recognized for their expertise in the care of patients with thyroid and parathyroid diseases. These clinicians routinely perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders, which include both diagnostic ultrasonography (US) and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (UGFNA). The ACE, which is the educational and scientific arm of AACE, recognizes that the certification process for US and UGFNA provides assurance for optimal quality in patient treatment outcomes.
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  • Physicians Elected to American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) Leadership 08/26/2014

    Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar and Dr. Jay Youngerman have been recently elected to leadership positions within the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS).

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  • How a Fair Ride Caused Woman's Year-Long Dizziness 08/08/2014 A woman in England has felt persistently dizzy ever since she rode a spinning ride a year ago at a fair. Doctors say her condition is caused by a lesser-known type of migraine.

    To visit the livescience website and read the rest of the article click here.
  • No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds 08/05/2014

    Canadian researchers have found no apparent connection between sleep apnea and cancer in a new study of more than 10,000 people with this common sleep disorder.

    To visit the Medicine Plus website and read the full article click here.

  • Sleep Apnea Health Risks 07/24/2014 Dr. Yosef Krespi, Director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City discusses the health risks associated with sleep apnea.

    To visit the CBS News website and watch the interview click here.

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