World Journal of Endocrine Surgery

by Amit Agarwal

The World Journal of Endocrine Surgery is a double blind peer-reviewed open access journal of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons providing a forum for high-quality papers pertaining to all areas of the pathophysiology and pathobiology of endocrine diseases, medical and surgical management of disorders of endocrine glands. The journal also focuses on highlighting the training tools in the field of endocrine surgery as well as highlight issues of public health importance related to endocrine sciences. Also would publish well written manuscripts from lesser known centres around the world so that these centres come into the mainstream of the field of endocrine surgery. Also focuses on publishing experience on rare familial endocrinopathies so that readers can benefit from the few centres of excellence in the area of rare endocrine disorders. The journal aims to publish all aspects of basic, translational, and clinical research in the field of endocrinology and endocrine sciences as well as allied specialties like pathology, nuclear medicine, radiology and radiotherapy, focussing on advancement and dissemination of multidisciplinary knowledge. The purpose of sections like ‘how I do it’ and ‘case reports’ is to highlight the interesting cases from young endocrine surgeons who may have yet not developed a large series of patients, yet the well managed cases may help the readers in their clinical practice.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 0975-5039
    Speciality Surgery
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10002

Amit Agarwal
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences

Editorial Board
Orlo H Clark
Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Goran Akerstrom
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Upsala Univesity
Uppsala Sweden

W Keat Cheah 
Department of Surgery
National University Hospital

M Chandrashekaran
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Madras Medical College
Chennai India

Gerard M Doherty 
Department of Endocrine Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Michigan USA

Quan-Yang Duh 
Department of Endocrine Surgery
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco California USA

MM Godbole 
Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India

Peter E Goretzki 
Department of Endosurgery
Lukas Krankenhaus GmbH Preuβenstra

Barney J Harrison 
Department of Surgery
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Sheffield South Yorckshire UK

Ian D Hay
Mayo Clinic
Rochester New York USA

Jon Van Heerden 
Adjuant Professor
MUSC Hospital
Columbia South Carolina USA

T Imai
Assistant Professor
Dept of Breast and Endocrine Surgery
Nagoya University Medical School
Nagoya Japan

Dimitrios A Linos 
Department of Surgery
St George Medical Scholl
London UK

Department of Surgery
University of Hong Cong

Paolo Miccoli 
Department of Surgery
University of Pisa
Pisa Italy

Aravindan Nair 
Department of Surgery
CMC Vellore
Vellore Chennai India

Robert F Parkyn 
Department of General Surgery
St Andrews Hospital
South Terrace Adelaide Australia

Ashok Shaha 
Department of head and neck surgery and oncology
Memmorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
York Avenue New York USA

S Vittal
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Sree Sai Krishna Hospital
Kilpakkam Chennai India

Malcolm Wheeler 
Department of Surgery
University of Wales
Cardiff UK

A K Sarda 
Department of Surgery
Maulana Azad College
New Delhi India

Akira Miyauchi
Department of Surgery
Kuma Hospital Shimoyamate-dori

Alan PB Dackiw 
Department of Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Centre
Dallas Texas USA

Bruno Niederle 
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Medical University of Vienna Medical School
Siebenbrunnengasse Wien Austria

Chen-Hsen Lee
National Yang-Ming University
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Taipei Taiwan

Henning Dralle 
Department of Surgery
University Hospital Halle
Halle (Saale) Germany

Hiroshi Takami 
Department of Surgery
Teikyo University School of Medicine
Tokyo Japan

Janice L Pasieka 
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Calgary
Calgary Alberta Canada

Kazuo Shimizu 
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Nippon Tokyo Japan

Nancy Perrier 
Department of Surgical Oncology
MD Anderson Institute
Houston Texas USA

Ranil Fernando 
Department of Endocrine Surgery
University of Kelaniya
Colombo Sri Lanka

Robert Udelsman 
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven USA

Anand Kumar Mishra
Professor & Head
Department of Endocrine Surgery
KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Roma Pradhan
MS, MCh (Endocrine Surgery)
Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, Assistant Professor and Head
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Deepak Abraham
Professor and Head
Department of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Endocrine Surgery
Directorate, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Takahiro Okamoto

Julie Miller

Brian Lang
Hong Kong

Shin ichi Suzuki

Shahrun Niza Abdullah Suhaimi

Shih Ming Huang

Sanjeewa Seneviratne
Sri Lanka

Rajeev Parameswaran

Hang Seok Chang

Ming Khoon Yew

Iwao Sugitani

Cheong Soo Park

Rohaizak Muhammad

Ngoc Luong

Ozer Makay

MJ Paul
Vellore, India

Saba Retnam
Lucknow, India

Pooja Ramakant
Lucknow, India
Associate Editors

Scott-Coombes David
Senior Consultant
Department of Endocrine Surgery
University Hospital Wales
Cardiff Wales UK

Paul Gauger
Department of Endocrine Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Michigan 

Johnathan GH Hubbard
Senior Consultant
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
London UK

Radu Mihai
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Oxford London UK

Managing Editor

Nelson George
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Endocrine Surgery
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences

Mrs. Nisha Verma

Senior Associate Editors

Sushil K Gupta
Department of Endocrinology
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences

AN Hisham
Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery
Putrajaya Hospital

W Barry Inabnet
Department of Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York USA

Gregory Randolph
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

GB Thompson
Division of Subspecialty General Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester New York USA

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