We provide an established program focusing on the surgical care of endocrine disease.  This program is one of the busiest clinical programs in the state of Illinois and the Midwest region. This program offers patients with certain diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach that is patient-centered. Physicians and nurses at all levels are specialized and committed to the care of the patient with endocrine disease. They combine an empathetic and caring attitude with state-of-the-art technologies, surgical technique and medical protocols to work toward the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Patients needing care through this program suffer from a wide variety of diseases including: thyroid cancer, multi-nodular goiter, Grave’s disease, parathyroid adenoma, hyperparathyroidismparathyroid cancer, adrenal adenoma, adrenal cancer and pheochromocytoma. 

Richard A Prinz MD, FACS is a recognized leader in the sub-specialty of endocrine surgery, with an emphasis on thyroid surgery, thyroid cancer, parathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism. Honored as a Chicago Magazine Top Doctor and named on the Best Doctors in America list, he has served as president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Western Surgical Association, the Chicago Surgical Society, the Metropolitan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the vice president of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.  He has devoted much of his career to pursuing surgical advancements in the areas of thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, parathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism and adrenal surgery. He was the first to perform laparoscopic adrenalectomy in Chicago, and he heads the only fellowship in endocrine surgery in Chicago. Dr. Prinz serves as Vice Chair, Department of Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

David J. Winchester, MD is NorthShore's dedicated endocrine surgeon. Dr. Winchester has had advanced fellowship training specifically focused on surgical management of endocrine malignancy at the best training programs in the United States. He employs the most advanced surgical approaches to these problems.  Additionally, Dr. Winchester is well-versed and experienced in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) adrenal resection and uses the technique whenever possible. Dr. Winchester makes great effort to provide a procedure that includes sound cancer care and is tailored to and appropriate for the patient and their diagnoses. 

Tricia Moo-Young, MD is a highly skilled Board Certified general surgeon with advanced specialty training in the field of endocrine surgery.  She graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine and did her surgical residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Moo-Young is a fellowship trained endocrine surgeon with advanced certification in the screening and diagnostic use of neck ultrasound.  She specializes in the use and development of minimally invasive techniques for the management of both endocrine and oncologic surgical diseases. She is an active researcher focused on studying the relationship between molecular genetics and cancer biology. In her current position, she serves as the associate director of the endocrine surgery fellowship program and has also been charged with establishing NorthShore’s first endocrine surgery database. This powerful research tool will provide a rich resource to answer key questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine disorders.   

Our medical oncologist and radiation oncologists have all had advanced fellowship training specifically focused on endocrine oncology.  They offer the most recent chemotherapy and radiotherapy protocols in an effort to provide site direct adjuvant therapy that is well tolerated.

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