We are pleased to announce the creation of a new Section of Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and to name Randall Owen, MD, MS, as the Section Chief.

Dr. Owen is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai specializing in endocrine surgery, particularly in cases involving thyroid nodules, goiters and cancer, hyperparathyroidism, and mouth, throat, salivary gland and neck cancer.

In his new role as Section Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Dr. Owen will have administrative, teaching, research and clinical responsibilities for endocrine surgery across the Health System. He will work to advance and expand the service line by collaborating with the clinical faculty in the Divisions of Surgical Oncology and General Surgery, while maintaining his strong relationship with the Department of ENT/Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Owen obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a general surgery residency and a head and neck surgery fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Thereafter he earned a Master of Science degree in clinical research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Montefiore Medical Center and in 2006 became the Chief of the Head & Neck Division. In 2009 he was recruited to The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

The new Section of Endocrine Surgery consists of four team members: Dr. Owen; Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery; Hyunsuk Suh, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery; and Aida Taye, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery. The team is focused on treating complex endocrine, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and oncologic cases using the latest technology and surgical techniques. This remains the only team in the tristate area to offer all three treatment approaches to patients with benign and malignant thyroid diseases: the traditional transcervical approach; the robotic bilateral axilla breast approach (BABA); and the “scarless” transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy approach (TOETVA).

The Section for Endocrine Surgery is available at five Mount Sinai hospital sites including: The Mount Sinai Hospital; Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square; Mount Sinai Morningside; Mount Sinai Queens; Mount Sinai West; as well as multiple network locations in upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Please visit mountsinai.org/endocrinesurgery to make a referral or request an appointment.

Please join us in recognizing this new team and congratulating Dr. Owen on his new role. 

Michael L. Marin, MD, FACS
The Jacobson Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Surgeon-In-Chief, Mount Sinai Health System

Daniel M. Labow, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Eugene W. Friedman, MD Professor of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai Morningside

Benjamin J. Golas, MD, FACS
Chief of Surgical Oncology
Mount Sinai Health System
Associate Professor of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai