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Thomas J. Fahey III, MD

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Tom Fahey, MD is the chief of endocrine surgery and Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fahey graduated from Duke University Magna Cum Laude in 1982, and Cornell University Medical College in 1986. He did his surgical residency at The New York Hospital, serving as Administrative Chief Resident. He was a Harvey and Katharine Cushing Fellow in Surgical Physiology from 1998-1990, and an Amercian Cancer Society Fellow in Clinical Oncology from 1989-1990.

Dr. Fahey was a guest investigator at The Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Medical Biochemistry from 1988-1991. He then completed a fellowship in Endocrine and Head and Neck Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney Australia. He accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Division of GI and Endocrine Surgery. He was recruited back to New York Hospital-Cornell in 1996 as the Chief of the Section of Endocrine Surgery and rose to the level of Associate Professor in 1998, and was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2007.

He is the Frank Glenn Faculty Scholar in Minimal Access Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Dr. Fahey has been consistently recognized over the years as one of America''s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and US News & World Report. He has been cited as one of New York's Best Doctors by New York Magazine, and was named one of New York's Super Doctors from 2008-2011, an honor given to just 5% of physicians in New York.

He plays a strong leadership role in physician training and mentoring, serving as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medica since July 2000. Dr. Fahey is Chair of the Department of Surgery's Resident Education Committee and Residency Review Committee.

His clinical and research interests lie in the field of endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas) and minimally invasive surgery.

His articles are widely published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has authored many book chapters. Dr. Fahey belongs to many professional associations, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the American Thyroid Association.

He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Oncology, the Journal of Thyroid Research and the Journal of Surgical Radiology. He is the Associate Editor for Endocrine Surgery for the Year Book of Surgery, and an ad hoc reviewer for Cancer, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Surgery, Thyroid and the Annals of Surgery.

Visit Dr. Fahey's Endocrine Oncology Lab website.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialties
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And Training
1986 Weill Cornell Medical College
Internship: 1987 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency: 1990 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: 1991 Royal North Shore Hospital
Clinical Expertise
Endocrine Surgery
Cushing's Syndrome
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Spleen Surgery
Endocrine Tumors
Adrenal Disorders
Adrenal Laparoscopic Surgery
Cancer of the Spleen
Parathyroid Neoplasia
Parathyroid Cancer
Endocrine Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Parathyroid Surgery
Thyroid Surgery
Parathyroid Disease
Pancreatic Cancer
Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surg
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
CIGNA [Medicare]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), PPO]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
United Empire
UnitedHealthcare [HMO, Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 746-5130
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Suite Starr 8
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-5130
Fax: (212) 746-8771
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