James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS, has been named editor of the online Young Fellows Community for the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Suliburk specializes in the treatment of tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland. As a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon, he specializes in the care of patients with thyroid nodules, goiter, Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal masses, pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s, and Conn’s diseases. His advanced surgical expertise includes minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and thyroidectomy, traditional open thyroidectomy, central, selective and modified radical neck dissection, single incision laparoscopic adrenalectomy, and traditional laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
He conducts research on the clinical outcomes in endocrine surgery in underserved and minority populations, outcomes in acute care and trauma surgery, and in the application of mobile technology to improve peri-operative surgical care and communication with patients to detect of impending complications.
His research program at Ben Taub Hospital offers opportunities in translational science, clinical outcomes, and technology development and innovation. The research comes from the establishment of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment of endocrine surgical programs at Ben Taub Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in addition to the creation and standardization of hemorrhagic shock resuscitation pathways for severely injured trauma patients.