AACE 2019 Annual Conference


Calcium Conundrums #1

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Convention Center 411

Learning Objectives:

Brendan C. Stack, Jr., MD, FACS, FACE

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dr. Brendan C. Stack, Jr., M.D., FACS, FACE was trained in Surgery for two years and then Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for four years at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Dr. Stack completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction accredited by the Joint Council for Approval of Advanced training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in 1997 at the University of Washington, Seattle. While in Seattle, Dr. Stack also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle and served as an Instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and on the medical staff of the Seattle VA Medical Center.

Currently, Dr. Stack is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. Dr. Stack has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and internet articles. Dr. Stack was co-editor of Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases - An evidence-based approach, Cham Switzerland: Springer International Publishing 2016. Dr. Stack was co-editor of Neck Dissection, Berlin, Germany: Thieme, 2018. He has presented at over 350 meetings regionally, nationally, and internationally. He collaborates on grants from the NIH, NSF and other public and private organizations. Dr. Stack has appeared on, or been cited by, local and national media numerous times. He has served on review panels for the National Institutes of Health and review agencies for the nations of Singapore, Italy, and England. Dr. Stack is listed in “Best Doctors” of America (since 2006), “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” (since 2004), “Guide to America’s Top Physicians” (since 2009), Castle and Connolly Top Doctors and Cancer Specialists (since 2014), and “Top Thyroid Doctors” (since 2004).


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David C. Shonka, Jr., MD

Associate Professor
University of Virginia Medical Center

David C. Shonka, Jr., MD is a fellowship-trained head and neck endocrine and oncologic surgeon at the University of Virginia. He specializes in the surgical treatment of endocrine disorders of the head and neck including thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism.

He completed his undergraduate, medical and residency training at the University of Virginia from 1996 to 2009. He went on to complete a clinical fellowship in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious University of Iowa. He returned to the University of Virginia in 2010 and has advanced to Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Shonka’s clinical practice has focused on surgical treatment of endocrine disorders of the head and neck and treatment of head and neck malignancies. Dr. Shonka received special training in transoral robotic surgery with use of the da Vinci surgical system. His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, parathyroid surgery, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, salivary gland malignancies, and cutaneous malignancies. Dr. Shonka works with endocrinologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists at the University of Virginia to provide interdisciplinary care for endocrine disorders and malignancies of the head and neck. He offers many state-of-the-art diagnostic tests including head and neck ultrasound and ultrasound guided needle biopsy in the office setting, providing excellent patient convenience and value. Dr. Shonka routinely performs extremely complex surgeries, often in the setting of prior surgical treatment or radiation, with excellent clinical outcomes.


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