Endocrine Surgery


About Us

We provide comprehensive care for individuals who are newly diagnosed or living with endocrine tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and neuroendocrine tumors. Our internationally recognized experts work as multidisciplinary teams to provide patients with a comprehensive evaluation with the goal of providing accurate and rapid diagnosis and customized treatment plans. We provide state-of-the-art care for the best possible outcomes, which includes access to the latest diagnostic technology, treatments, and innovative clinical trials. The Stanford Endocrine Oncology Program is one of few centers in the country and the only one in California dedicated to patients with endocrine tumors

Endocrine Surgeons

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

Bio

Dr. Robin Cisco is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon. She specializes in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands and has expertise in lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer. Dr Cisco received her medical degree at Duke University before moving to Stanford for general surgery residency. During her residency, she completed a two-year research fellowship in surgical oncology, with a focus on cancer immunology. After residency, she completed an endocrine surgery fellowship with the internationally recognized UCSF Division of Endocrine Surgery. She is the author of multiple publications related to endocrine surgery and surgical oncology and has an interest in minimally invasive approaches to thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. She is currently co-director of Stanford's multidisciplinary Adrenal Tumors Program. Dr. Cisco focuses on providing outstanding surgical care in an environment that is supportive of her patients and their families. She enjoys patient education and preoperative counseling, and seeks to lessen the anxiety that often comes with a recommendation for surgery. She currently sees patients both in San Jose at Stanford's Cancer Center South Bay and in Palo Alto in the Endocrine Oncology and Surgery clinic.
Harry A. Oberhelman, Jr. and Mark L. Welton Professor

Bio

Dr. Kebebew is an internationally recognized expert in Endocrine Oncology and Surgery. He has performed more than three thousand operations on the adrenal, parathyroid and thyroid glands, and for neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. Dr. Kebebew has published over 400 articles, chapters and textbooks, and serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer for 54 biomedical journals. He has received awards from the American Cancer Society, American Association for Cancer Research, American Thyroid Association, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and International Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

Bio

Dr. Lin is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon who specializes in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Dr. Lin pursued her medical and surgical training on the east coast, where she completed her residency in general surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and fellowship in endocrine surgery at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lin's clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of benign and malignant thyroid conditions, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal tumors, as well as melanoma and advanced skin cancers. She is skilled in mini-incision, minimally invasive (laparoscopic), and remote access (scarless endoscopic) surgery as well as lymph node dissection for cancer. She currently serves as Director of the Parathyroid Center within the Endocrine Oncology Program at Stanford. Dr. Lin strives to deliver expert surgical care to patients with utmost humanism and compassion. She considers it a privilege and joy to be entrusted as one’s surgeon and is committed to ensuring the best clinical and cosmetic outcome for each of her patients. Dr. Lin welcomes patients at Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto as well as Stanford Health Care in Emeryville and Pleasanton (ValleyCare).
The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery

Bio

Jeffrey A. Norton, M.D. is the Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Norton is an expert on endocrine and upper gastrointestinal cancer. He has published numerous papers on these diseases especially on the surgical management of gastric cancer and pancreatic endocrine tumors. His laboratory effort is focused on improving the anti-tumor immune response through cellular immunotherapy with interleukin-12. He has several on going multi-department human clinical protocols for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. He is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgery, and Cancer Research.
Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Bio

Dr. Carolyn Seib is a board-certified general surgeon with subspecialty training in endocrine surgery and advanced training in biostatistics and clinical research. Dr. Seib completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. She received her M.D. at the New York University School of Medicine and then came to San Francisco to complete her residency in General Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Seib received a Masters of Advanced Study (MAS) in Clinical Research from UCSF during her training. After finishing her residency, Dr. Seib completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at UCSF, during which she cared for patients with complex disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. She worked as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery at UCSF until February 2019. In April 2019, Dr. Seib joined the faculty at Stanford University as an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery. Dr. Seib’s independent research program focuses on the management of endocrine disorders in older adults. In August 2018, she was awarded an R03 grant, funded by the National Institute on Aging, to study long-term outcomes in older adults with primary hypeparathyroidism treated with medical and surgical therapy. She has 18 peer-reviewed journal publications in high impact journals and her research on the surgical management of older adults has received national attention, including being featured in the New York Times.

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• Interview with Dr. Electron Kebebew on the new Endocrine Clinic:

• Drs. Cisco & Lin present Scarless Thyroidectomy at Grand Rounds: