Keith S Heller

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Keith S Heller, M.D.

Professor; Div Chief of Endocrine Surg
Department of Surgery (Surgery)
NYU Endocrine Surgery Associates

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530 First Avenue
Floor 6H Room 617R
Schwartz Health Care Center
New York, NY 10016


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1967-1971 — New York University School of Medicine, Medical Education
1971 — NYU School of Medicine, Medical Education
1971 — New York University, Medical Education
1971-1972 — General Surgery at New York University, Internship
1971-1976 — NYU School of Medicine, Internship
1972-1976 — General Surgery at New York University, Residency
1976-1978 — Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Clinical Fellowships
1976-1978 — Memorial Sloan Kettering, Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Malignancy Rate in Thyroid Nodules Classified as Bethesda Category III (AUS/FLUS): Is There a Correct Answer?
Heller, Keith S
2014 May;24(5):787-788, Thyroid
— id: 1004832, year: 2014, vol: 24, page: 787, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical and therapeutic implications of Sprouty2 feedback dysregulation in BRAF V600E-mutation-positive papillary thyroid cancer
Dultz, Linda A; Dhar, Shumon; Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Heller, Keith S; Bar-Sagi, Dafna; Patel, Kepal N
2013 Dec;154(6):1239-1245, Surgery
— id: 629882, year: 2013, vol: 154, page: 1239, stat: Journal Article,

A new tool: The same dilemma
Heller, Keith S
2013 Dec;154(6):1156-1157, Surgery
— id: 641642, year: 2013, vol: 154, page: 1156, stat: Journal Article,

Voice issues and laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery patients
Hodin, Richard; Clark, Orlo; Doherty, Gerard; Grant, Clive; Heller, Keith; Weigel, Ron
2013 Jul;154(1):46-47, Surgery
— id: 415142, year: 2013, vol: 154, page: 46, stat: Journal Article,

Thyroid Cancers Detected by Imaging Are Not Necessarily Small or Early Stage
Malone, Michael K; Zagzag, Jonathan; Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Patel, Kepal N; Heller, Keith S
2013 Sep;:1199-1205, Thyroid
— id: 629902, year: 2013, vol: , page: 1199, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical utility of immunohistochemistry for the detection of the BRAF v600e mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma
Zagzag, Jonathan; Pollack, Aron; Dultz, Linda; Dhar, Shumon; Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Heller, Keith S; Deng, Fang-Ming; Patel, Kepal N
2013 Dec;154(6):1199-1205, Surgery
— id: 629892, year: 2013, vol: 154, page: 1199, stat: Journal Article,

Follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancer: encapsulated, nonencapsulated, and diffuse: distinct biologic and clinical entities
Gupta, Sachin; Ajise, Oluyomi; Dultz, Linda; Wang, Beverly; Nonaka, Daisuke; Ogilvie, Jennifer; Heller, Keith S; Patel, Kepal N
2012 Mar;138(3):227-233, Archives of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 160751, year: 2012, vol: 138, page: 227, stat: Journal Article,

No need to abandon unilateral parathyroid surgery
Hodin, Richard; Angelos, Peter; Carty, Sally; Chen, Herb; Clark, Orlo; Doherty, Gerard; Duh, Quan-Yang; Evans, Douglas B; Heller, Keith; Inabnet, William; Kebebew, Electron; Pasieka, Janice; Perrier, Nancy; Sturgeon, Cord
2012 Aug;215(2):297; author reply 297-297; author reply 300, Journal of the American College of Surgeons
— id: 178179, year: 2012, vol: 215, page: 297; author reply 297, stat: Journal Article,

Validation of the Risk Model: High-Risk Classification and Tumor Pattern of Invasion Predict Outcome for Patients with Low-Stage Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Li, Yufeng; Bai, Shuting; Carroll, William; Dayan, Dan; Dort, Joseph C; Heller, Keith; Jour, George; Lau, Harold; Penner, Carla; Prystowsky, Michael; Rosenthal, Eben; Schlecht, Nicolas F; Smith, Richard V; Urken, Mark; Vered, Marilena; Wang, Beverly; Wenig, Bruce; Negassa, Abdissa; Brandwein-Gensler, Margaret
2012 Dec;:211-223, Head & neck pathology
— id: 411392, year: 2012, vol: , page: 211, stat: Journal Article,

Disparities in the initial presentation of differentiated thyroid cancer in a large public hospital and adjoining university teaching hospital
Lim, Irene Isabel Payad; Hochman, Tsivia; Blumberg, Sheila Nafula; Patel, Kepal Narendra; Heller, Keith Stuart; Ogilvie, Jennifer Braemar
2012 Mar;22(3):269-274, Thyroid
— id: 159114, year: 2012, vol: 22, page: 269, stat: Journal Article,

Surgical approach and outcomes in patients with lithium-associated hyperparathyroidism
Marti, J L; Yang, C S; Carling, T; Roman, S A; Sosa, J A; Donovan, P; Guoth, M S; Heller, K S; Udelsman, R
2012 February 2012;19:S110-S110, Annals of surgical oncology
— id: 165644, year: 2012, vol: 19, page: S110, stat: Journal Article,

Surgical Approach and Outcomes in Patients with Lithium-Associated Hyperparathyroidism
Marti, Jennifer L.; Yang, Catherine S.; Carling, Tobias; Roman, Sanziana A.; Sosa, Julie A.; Donovan, Patricia; Guoth, Maria S.; Heller, Keith S.; Udelsman, Robert
2012 OCT;19(11):3465-3471, Annals of surgical oncology
— id: 180172, year: 2012, vol: 19, page: 3465, stat: Journal Article,

The Prognostic Significance of Nodal Metastases from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma can be Stratified Based on the Size and Number of Metastatic Lymph Nodes, as Well as the Presence of Extranodal Extension ATA Surgical Affairs Committee's Taskforce on Thyroid Cancer Nodal Surgery
Randolph, Gregory; Duh, Quan-Yang; Heller, Keith Stuart; Livolsi, Virginia A; Mandel, Susan J; Steward, David; Tufano, Ralph P; Tuttle, R Michael Md
2012 Aug;:1144-1152, Thyroid
— id: 411412, year: 2012, vol: , page: 1144, stat: Journal Article,

Causes of delayed diagnosis among chinese thyroid cancer patients: A focus group study
Yu, J Z; Bhatia, N D; Kwon, S C; Fang, C; Lim, I P; Patel, K; Heller, K S; Ogilvie, J B
2012 September 2012;22:A105-A105, Thyroid
— id: 627952, year: 2012, vol: 22, page: A105, stat: Journal Article,

Importance of intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement in the diagnosis of parathyroid lipoadenoma
Lee, Ann Y; Wang, Beverly Y; Heller, Keith S
2011 Jun;33(6):917-919, Head & neck
— id: 132304, year: 2011, vol: 33, page: 917, stat: Journal Article,

Validation of the histologic risk model in a new cohort of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Brandwein-Gensler, Margaret; Smith, Richard V; Wang, Beverly; Penner, Carla; Theilken, Andrea; Broughel, Darcy; Schiff, Bradley; Owen, Randall P; Smith, Jonathan; Sarta, Cathy; Hebert, Tiffany; Nason, Rick; Ramer, Marie; DeLacure, Mark; Hirsch, David; Myssiorek, David; Heller, Keith; Prystowsky, Michael; Schlecht, Nicolas F; Negassa, Abdissa
2010 May;34(5):676-688, American journal of surgical pathology
— id: 120802, year: 2010, vol: 34, page: 676, stat: Journal Article,

Is screening appropriate for occult cervical lymph node metastases in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer?
Heller, Keith S
2010 Aug;20(8):933-4; author reply 934, Thyroid
— id: 111546, year: 2010, vol: 20, page: 933, stat: Journal Article,

Impact of the 2009 American Thyroid Association guidelines on the choice of operation for well-differentiated thyroid microcarcinomas
Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Patel, Kepal N; Heller, Keith S
2010 Dec;148(6):1222-6; discussion 1226, Surgery
— id: 115280, year: 2010, vol: 148, page: 1222, stat: Journal Article,

Immunohistochemical evaluation of napsin, PAX-8, beta-catenin, TIFIg, Cyclin D1, p16, and EGFR in papillary thyroid carcinoma
Sun, W.; Yee, M.; Nonaka, D.; Roses, D.; Heller, K.; Han, E. Y.; Wang, B. Y.
2010 OCT ;57(11):70-70, Histopathology
— id: 113924, year: 2010, vol: 57, page: 70, stat: Journal Article,

Reoperative parathyroid surgery
Heller K.S.
2009 ;20(1):66-70, Operative techniques in otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 100946, year: 2009, vol: 20, page: 66, stat: Journal Article,

Relation of final intraoperative parathyroid hormone level and outcome following parathyroidectomy
Heller, Keith S; Blumberg, Sheila N
2009 Nov;135(11):1103-1107, Archives of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 105346, year: 2009, vol: 135, page: 1103, stat: Journal Article,

Preoperative parathyroid scintigraphic lesion localization: accuracy of various types of readings
Nichols, Kenneth J; Tomas, Maria B; Tronco, Gene G; Rini, Josephine N; Kunjummen, Biju D; Heller, Keith S; Sznyter, Laura A; Palestro, Christopher J
2008 Jul;248(1):221-232, Radiology
— id: 80343, year: 2008, vol: 248, page: 221, stat: Journal Article,

Do all cancers need to be treated? The role of thyroglobulin in the management of thyroid cancer: the 2006 hayes martin lecture
Heller, Keith S
2007 Jul;133(7):639-643, Archives of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 73078, year: 2007, vol: 133, page: 639, stat: Journal Article,

Warthin-like tumor of the thyroid gland: an uncommon variant of papillary thyroid cancer
Kim, Harold H; Myssiorek, David; Heller, Keith S; Zahurullah, Fazlur; Bhuiya, Tawfiqul
2006 Jan;85(1):56-59, Ear, nose & throat journal
— id: 71066, year: 2006, vol: 85, page: 56, stat: Journal Article,

Value of positron emission tomography (PET) scan in treatment decision making for nodal metastases in head and neck squamous cell cancer
Mehrotra, B; Roy, R; Radhakrishnan, N; Gabalski, E; Myssiorek, D; Rush, S; Ebling, D; Pollack, J; Dubner, S; Heller, K
2006 JUN 20 ;24(18):299S-299S, Journal of clinical oncology
— id: 73775, year: 2006, vol: 24, page: 299S, stat: Journal Article,

Low pretreatment hemoglobin and advanced age: Important adverse prognostic factors in head and neck cancer independent of treatment modality. A large single institutional study
Mehrotra, B; Seetharamu, N; Janson, D; Heller, K; Myssiorek, D; Pollack, J; Nissel-Horowitz, S; Thomas, A; Kohn, N
2005 JUN 1 ;23(16):506S-506S, Journal of clinical oncology
— id: 73776, year: 2005, vol: 23, page: 506S, stat: Journal Article,

Persistently elevated parathyroid hormone levels after parathyroid surgery
Wang, Tracy S; Ostrower, Samuel T; Heller, Keith S
2005 Dec;138(6):1130-5; discussion 1135, Surgery
— id: 71067, year: 2005, vol: 138, page: 1130, stat: Journal Article,

The clinical significance and anatomic distribution of parathyroid double adenomas
Bergson, Eric J; Heller, Keith S
2004 Feb;198(2):185-189, Journal of the American College of Surgeons
— id: 71068, year: 2004, vol: 198, page: 185, stat: Journal Article,

Sestamibi scans and intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement in the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism
Bergson, Eric J; Sznyter, Laura A; Dubner, Sanford; Palestro, Christopher J; Heller, Keith S
2004 Jan;130(1):87-91, Archives of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 71070, year: 2004, vol: 130, page: 87, stat: Journal Article,

Incidence of metastatic well-differentiated thyroid cancer in cervical lymph nodes
Wang, Tracy S; Dubner, Sanford; Sznyter, Laura A; Heller, Keith S
2004 Jan;130(1):110-113, Archives of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 71069, year: 2004, vol: 130, page: 110, stat: Journal Article,

The training of head and neck surgeons: the care of head and neck patients: 2002 Presidential Address, American Head and Neck Society
Heller, Keith S
2003 Jan;129(1):9-13, Archives of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 71071, year: 2003, vol: 129, page: 9, stat: Journal Article,

Hurthle cell neoplasms of the thyroid
Dahl, Linda D; Myssiorek, David; Heller, Keith S
2002 Dec;112(12):2178-2180, Laryngoscope
— id: 71072, year: 2002, vol: 112, page: 2178, stat: Journal Article,

The value of frozen section examinations in determining the extent of thyroid surgery in patients with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration cytology
Roach, Jeffrey C; Heller, Keith S; Dubner, Sanford; Sznyter, Laura A
2002 Mar;128(3):263-267, Archives of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery
— id: 71073, year: 2002, vol: 128, page: 263, stat: Journal Article,

Re-operation for bleeding after thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy
Abbas, G; Dubner, S; Heller, K S
2001 Jul;23(7):544-546, Head & neck
— id: 71354, year: 2001, vol: 23, page: 544, stat: Journal Article,

The incidence of carcinoma in cytologically benign thyroid cysts
Abbas, G; Heller, K S; Khoynezhad, A; Dubner, S; Sznyter, L A
2001 Dec;130(6):1035-1038, Surgery
— id: 71353, year: 2001, vol: 130, page: 1035, stat: Journal Article,

Cytologic determinants of well-differentiated thyroid cancer
Charles, M A; Heller, K S
1997 Nov;174(5):545-547, American journal of surgery
— id: 71355, year: 1997, vol: 174, page: 545, stat: Journal Article,

The accuracy of clinical examination versus frozen section in the diagnosis of parotid masses : DISCUSSION
Heller, Keith
1997 ;55(1):32-32, Journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery
— id: 71376, year: 1997, vol: 55, page: 32, stat: Journal Article,

Long-term evaluation of patients undergoing immediate mandibular reconstruction
Heller, K S; Dubner, S; Keller, A
1995 Nov;170(5):517-520, American journal of surgery
— id: 71356, year: 1995, vol: 170, page: 517, stat: Journal Article,

Supraomohyoid neck dissection as a staging procedure for squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity and oropharynx
Henick, D H; Silver, C E; Heller, K S; Shaha, A R; El, G H; Wolk, D P
1995 Mar-Apr;17(2):119-123, Head & neck
— id: 71357, year: 1995, vol: 17, page: 119, stat: Journal Article,

Local control of squamous cell carcinoma following marginal and segmental mandibulectomy
Dubner, S; Heller, K S
1993 Jan-Feb;15(1):29-32, Head & neck
— id: 71360, year: 1993, vol: 15, page: 29, stat: Journal Article,

Accuracy of frozen section in the evaluation of salivary tumors
Heller, K S; Attie, J N; Dubner, S
1993 Oct;166(4):424-427, American journal of surgery
— id: 71358, year: 1993, vol: 166, page: 424, stat: Journal Article,

Parathyroid localization: inability to predict multiple gland involvement
Heller, K S; Attie, J N; Dubner, S
1993 Oct;166(4):357-359, American journal of surgery
— id: 71359, year: 1993, vol: 166, page: 357, stat: Journal Article,

Reinnervated radial forearm free flaps in head and neck reconstruction
Dubner, S; Heller, K S
1992 Nov;8(6):467-8; discussion 469, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery
— id: 71362, year: 1992, vol: 8, page: 467, stat: Journal Article,

Value of fine needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland masses in clinical decision-making
Heller, K S; Dubner, S; Chess, Q; Attie, J N
1992 Dec;164(6):667-670, American journal of surgery
— id: 71361, year: 1992, vol: 164, page: 667, stat: Journal Article,

Speech patterns following partial glossectomy for small tumors of the tongue
Heller, K S; Levy, J; Sciubba, J J
1991 Jul-Aug;13(4):340-343, Head & neck
— id: 71363, year: 1991, vol: 13, page: 340, stat: Journal Article,

Computed tomography of the clinically negative neck
Stern, W B; Silver, C E; Zeifer, B A; Persky, M S; Heller, K S
1990 Mar-Apr;12(2):109-113, Head & neck
— id: 71364, year: 1990, vol: 12, page: 109, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of Warthin's tumor by enucleation
Heller, K S; Attie, J N
1988 Oct;156(4):294-296, American journal of surgery
— id: 71365, year: 1988, vol: 156, page: 294, stat: Journal Article,

An unusual presentation of lymphoma in a homosexual man
Dubner, S; Heller, K S
1987 May;87(5):302-303, New York state journal of medicine
— id: 71370, year: 1987, vol: 87, page: 302, stat: Journal Article,

The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) following neck dissection
Wenig, B L; Heller, K S
1987 Apr;97(4):467-470, Laryngoscope
— id: 71371, year: 1987, vol: 97, page: 467, stat: Journal Article,

Metastatic trichomatricial carcinoma
Mir, R; Cortes, E; Papantoniou, P A; Heller, K; Muehlhausen, V; Kahn, L B
1986 Jul;110(7):660-663, Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
— id: 71372, year: 1986, vol: 110, page: 660, stat: Journal Article,

Chemotherapy for head and neck cancer relapsing after radiotherapy
Cortes, E P; Kalra, J; Amin, V C; Attie, J; Eisenbud, L; Khafif, R; Wolk, D; Aral, I; Sciubba, J; Akbiyik, N; Heller, K
1981 Apr 15;47(8):1966-1970, Cancer
— id: 71374, year: 1981, vol: 47, page: 1966, stat: Journal Article,

Adult Burkitt's lymphoma: report of a case
Wasserman, B S; Capasso, V P; Heller, K S; Gluck, M J
1981 Jul-Sep;36(3):73-75, Journal of oral medicine
— id: 71373, year: 1981, vol: 36, page: 73, stat: Journal Article,

Carcinoma of the lip
Heller, K S; Shah, J P
1979 Oct;138(4):600-603, American journal of surgery
— id: 71367, year: 1979, vol: 138, page: 600, stat: Journal Article,

Carotid arterial hemorrhage after radical head and neck surgery
Heller, K S; Strong, E W
1979 Oct;138(4):607-610, American journal of surgery
— id: 71366, year: 1979, vol: 138, page: 607, stat: Journal Article,

cis-Dichlorodiammineplatinum(II)-based chemotherapy as initial treatment of advanced head and neck cancer
Wittes, R; Heller, K; Randolph, V; Howard, J; Vallejo, A; Farr, H; Harrold, C; Gerold, F; Shah, J; Spiro, R; Strong, E
1979 Sep-Oct;63(9-10):1533-1538, Cancer treatment reports
— id: 71375, year: 1979, vol: 63, page: 1533, stat: Journal Article,

Male breast cancer: a clinicopathologic study of 97 cases
Heller, K S; Rosen, P P; Schottenfeld, D; Ashikari, R; Kinne, D W
1978 Jul;188(1):60-65, Annals of surgery
— id: 71368, year: 1978, vol: 188, page: 60, stat: Journal Article,

Use of a questionably viable flap as a full thickness skin graft after mastectomy
Heller KS; Slattery LR; Harris MN
1976 Jul;143(1):94-96, Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics
— id: 25240, year: 1976, vol: 143, page: 94, stat: Journal Article,

Effect of tolerance and of antibody mediated immune suppression on the avidity of the cellular and humoral immune response
Heller, K S; Siskind, G W
1973 Jan;6(1):59-65, Cellular immunology
— id: 71369, year: 1973, vol: 6, page: 59, stat: Journal Article,