Brendan C. Stack, Jr., M.D., professor with the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, shepherded a seminal position paper to completion in a first-ever combined transatlantic effort with the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons. This comprehensive state-of-the-art update on the management of patients suffering from persistent hyperparathyroidism provides useful guidelines and valuable pearls for endocrine surgeons of all capabilities. The paper “Optimizing Outcomes in Re-operative Parathyroid Surgery: Definitive Multidisciplinary Joint Consensus Guidelines of the American Head and Neck Society and the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons will be published in the journal Head & Neck.
This collaborative project started after identifying a void in literature by head and neck endocrine surgery leaders in the United States. The group sought and obtained a collaboration with the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons. A transatlantic, multispecialty group of authors was assembled including first authors, Dr. Stack and Dr. Neil Tolley.
The leadership councils of both the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons and the American Head and Neck Society provided almost unaltered editorial approval of the manuscript and the peer review process from the Journal of Head and Neck was tremendously expedited.