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Daniel B. Kuriloff, MD, FACS

Daniel B. Kuriloff, MD, FACS

The Center for Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Clinical Offices

110 East 59th Street, 10A
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 262-5555   
Patient Appointments: (212) 434-4500

Academic Appointments

  • Director, Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, New York Head & Neck Institute, Lenox Hill Hospital

About Daniel Kuriloff MD, FACS

Dr. Daniel Kuriloff is a board certified, fellowship trained head and neck surgeon. He received his medical training from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and graduated with Honors in Surgery. After completing two years of general surgery training at Albany and Beth Israel Medical Centers, he pursued his Otolaryngology training at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He later completed a Joint Council Certified Fellowship for Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kuriloff's area of interest and expertise involves Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery for disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Dr. Kuriloff has a vast experience, having performed over 2,500 thyroid and parathyroid related surgeries in his career to date.

Dr. Daniel Kuriloff's Comprehensive Thyroid & Parathyroid Related Surgical Expertise Includes:

  • Office Ultrasound & Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Total Thyroidectomy with Central/Lateral Neck Lymph Node Dissection
  • Thyroidectomy for Graves' Disease & Substernal Goiters
  • Plastic Surgery Closures & Post-Operative Scar Reduction Therapy
  • Intra-operative Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring
  • Superior Laryngeal Nerve Preservation in Singers & Public Speakers
  • Parathyroid Gland Vasoactive Revitalization & Selective Autotransplantation
  • Minimally Invasive, Mini-incision, Endoscopic Surgery
  • Radioguided & Parathormone Assay Directed Parathyroid Surgery

He has perfected the art and science of his surgical practice and has adopted the latest advances in the field, including minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, near bloodless surgery, through the smallest possible incisions, and plastic surgery skin closure techniques. Dr. Kuriloff tailors each patient's treatment plan to their risk profile using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools.

Continuous laryngeal nerve monitoring is also routinely performed during surgery and adds a second layer of protection for preservation of a normal voice. Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery is now focused to the side of the neck by locating the exact position of the parathyroid tumor using the most advanced preoperative imaging studies (4-D cross-sectional imaging, high-resolution ultrasound, and Sestemibi/ CT Fusion studies) and immediate, intraoperative parathyroid hormone sampling during the actual surgery to confirm a biochemical cure. Dr. Kuriloff has extensive surgical experience treating both singers and public speakers - from cantors and reggae singers to television reporters. Dr. Kuriloff has routinely performed high-resolution ultrasound imaging of the neck in his office on a daily basis since 1995 and lectures on this topic to his peers. With ultrasound guidance, he has now perfected the technique of rapid, fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) diagnosis of thyroid and parathyroid tumors and other neck masses. He has written on this subject in a medical textbook on office-based surgery. In many cases, a biopsy diagnosis is available within several business days. Benign, simple cystic nodules, or nodules with benign ultrasonographic features may be determined on the day of the office visit where a biopsy can be avoided entirely. Dr. Kuriloff collaborates with world-class cytopathologists who now routinely utilize immunohistochemistry for tumor markers, and molecular, genetic expression classifiers to reduce the number of indeterminate biopsies and unnecessary surgery.

Dr. Kuriloff is a fervent advocate of patient education and has received many teaching awards from his peers. He is a recipient of the "Distinguished Service Award" from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, for his participations as a course instructor and involvement in other teaching activities for the academy. He spends considerable time listening to his patients and explains the entire treatment process from start to finish in a supportive and caring manner. He has written several patient guides and uses these to help educate his patients. Dr. Kuriloff has received numerous awards and is a well-known contributor to medical journals and textbooks. He continues to be at the forefront of his specialty through his ongoing research and teaching activities. He is a peer reviewer for medical journals on the subject of thyroid and parathyroid surgery. In 1990 he was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Investigator Development Grant from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and has received several other grants to support his pioneering work in reconstructive surgery. His past research activities have included the development of an implantable, adjustable prosthesis to restore voice following vocal cord paralysis, tissue transplant viability monitoring using special biosensors, bone/cartilage induction molding for tracheal reconstruction and transplantation, and microvascular free tissue transfer for tracheal reconstruction. Dr. Kuriloff holds a U.S. Patent for a surgical suction cautery dissector.

Dr. Kuriloff has been recognized by various organizations as among the "top surgeons" in America. He has been listed by Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area, listed by Consumers Research Council of America in America's Top Physicians and most recently, he was cited by Key Professional Media in the New York Times Magazine as a 2012 "Super Doctor, one of the top New York City Physicians in more than 30 specialities." He was also cited in the New York Magazine's "Best Doctors."

Dr. Kuriloff is an Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is an Attending on the Otolaryngology Service at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He currently serves as the Director of the Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery of the New York Head and Neck Institute, at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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).

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