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About Dr. Kandil

Meet Dr. Kandil

Dr. Emad Kandil, Chief of Endocrine Surgery at the Tulane University School of Medicine, is an internationally recognized leader in endocrine and oncological surgery, specializing in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery procedures. Under his guidance, the Tulane Thyroid Center performs over 350 endocrine surgeries each year.

Dr. Kandil works closely with each patient to craft a compassionate, patient-focused surgical treatment plan that provides the highest quality and greatest continuity of care.

Dr. Kandil was a neuroendocrine research fellow at New York University, and completed his surgical residency at State University of New York – Health Sciences Center followed by an endocrinology and oncology surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Kandil is a board certified surgeon and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons as well as an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.  He is on the advisory board and editorial board for several medical journals and has presented to national and international organizations including the American Head and Neck Society, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the German Society of Surgery.  As a teaching faculty member at the Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Kandil conducts research into endocrine related diseases and instructs and proctors other surgeons in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic assisted surgery.

Dr. Kandil's Short Bio and CV.

Why a Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Specialist?

Surgery is sometimes necessary as a means of treating diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.  As an endocrine specific surgeon, Dr. Kandil has a comprehensive understanding of the issues related to the management of thyroid and parathyroid diseases and can provide patients with a variety of surgical options.  He is a specialist in performing robotic-assisted thyroid and parathyroid surgery that leaves no incisional scar on the neck, and has successfully treated patients who were previously considered not to be candidates for this surgical approach.


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