Kepal N. Patel, MD

  • Specialties: Endocrine Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7710

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

thyroid cancer, thyroid nodule, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid disease, hyperthyroidism, thyroid diseases, head and neck cancer, head and neck tumors, salivary gland tumor, parotid diseases, neck mass, oral cancer, submandibular gland tumor, adenoid cystic carcinoma, laryngeal cancer, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, squamous cell cancer, orbit tumor, adenocarcinoma, melanoma, skin cancer, eyelid tumor, basal cell cancer, thyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, neck surgery, surgery, neck exploration, parathyroid surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Dir Division of Endocrine Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2003
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Head & Neck, 2004
  • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hosp., Surgery (General), 2002
  • MD from Univ. Medicine & Dentistry NJ, 1996

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NYU Endocrine Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6H
New York, NY 10016

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My Research

The optimal management of thyroid cancer is dependent on the assessment of the malignant potential of the individual tumor at presentation. Understanding the genetic mechanisms controlling thyroid tumor progression can provide valuable prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets. Our research focuses on the changes in intracellular molecular pathways that lead to the progression of thyroid cancer. When these pathways are understood, specific drugs can be developed to block these changes. By comparing genomic differences between different thyroid cancers, our laboratory has identified genes that may play a role in determining their behavior. Furthermore, we have identified molecular factors that potentially promote thyroid cancer metastases. We are developing new strategies to target the genes associated with aggressive thyroid cancer behavior. By understanding the biology of individual tumors, we will be able to create personalized cancer treatment plans for our patients. I have joint appointments in Surgery and Biochemistry, and have been recruited to lead the endocrine surgery research program.

Publications

  • Noninvasive Encapsulated Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid "Cancer" (or Not): Time for a Name Change

    Patel, Kepal N Patel, Kepal N
    JAMA oncology. 2016 Aug 1. 2 (8): 1005-1006

  • Method of Detection of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancers in Obese and Non-Obese Patients

    Zagzag, Jonathan; Malone, Michael K; Lopresti, Melissa A; Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Patel, Kepal N; Heller, Keith S Zagzag, Jonathan; Malone, Michael K; Lopresti, Melissa A; Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Patel, Kepal N; Heller, Keith S
    PLoS one. 2016 Apr 4. 11 (4): e0152768-e0152768 e0152768

  • American Thyroid Association Statement on Surgical Application of Molecular Profiling for Thyroid Nodules: Current Impact on Perioperative Decision Making

    Ferris, Robert L; Baloch, Zubair; Bernet, Victor; Chen, Amy; Fahey, Thomas J 3rd; Ganly, Ian; Hodak, Steven P; Kebebew, Electron; Patel, Kepal N; Shaha, Ashok; Steward, David L; Tufano, Ralph P; Wiseman, Sam M; Carty, Sally E Ferris, Robert L; Baloch, Zubair; Bernet, Victor; Chen, Amy; Fahey, Thomas J 3rd; Ganly, Ian; Hodak, Steven P; Kebebew, Electron; Patel, Kepal N; Shaha, Ashok; Steward, David L; Tufano, Ralph P; Wiseman, Sam M; Carty, Sally E
    Thyroid. 2015 Jun 24. 25 (7): 760-768

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