Allan Siperstein, MD

216.444.6568

Allan Siperstein, MD
Department: Center for Endocrine Surgery
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code F20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6568
DeskDesk:216.445.1091
WorkFax:216.636.0662
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Allan Siperstein, MD, is Chair of Endocrine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and Endocrine Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Siperstein completed his medical school training at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and his general surgery residency and endocrine surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. From 1990 until 1999 he was a Faculty member in the Department of General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Since then he has been a Staff member at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to endocrine surgery, he has had a long interest in minimally invasive surgery and surgical sonography. Since 1992, he has been teaching coursework in intraoperative and laparoscopic ultrasound techniques.

Current research interests include thyroid and parathyroid disease, in particular molecular markers for the identification of thyroid cancers. Clinical studies have focused on minimal incision approaches to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has had a long interest in the development of technologies for laparoscopic thermal ablation of hepatic tumors. Current studies continue to focus on technical advances in this area, as well as the impact of the procedure on long-term survival. He is a member of many surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and SAGES.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1990
Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Endocrine Surgery-Research
San Francisco, CA USA
1988
Internship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1984
Medical School - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX USA
1983
Undergraduate - Stanford University
Biological Sciences
Stanford, CA USA
1979

Certifications

  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

adrenal disease, Adrenal disorders, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Calcium Disorders, endocrine hypertension, endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), general and laparoscopic surgery, General Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes, parathyroid and calcium disorders, pancreatic endocrine tumors, thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, thyroid cancers, Thyroid cancers and Flushing Syndromes, Thyroid Disease, thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2011
  • Cleveland's Top Doctors, 2011

Innovations & Patents

Radiofrequency thermal ablation

Memberships

  • American Sugical Association
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Central Surgical Association
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Adrenal
  • Robotic Surgery for Parathyroid
  • Robotic Surgery for Thyroid
  • Surgery
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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