Montefiore News Releases
Steven K. Libutti, M.D., F.A.C.S., Brings Clinical Expertise and Vast Experience Leading Multidisciplinary Research and Education Efforts
NEW YORK (May 27, 2015) – Steven Libutti, M.D., F.A.C.S., director at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and professor and vice chairman in the Department of Surgery at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Dr. Libutti, who is also associate director of clinical services at Albert Einstein Cancer Center, will focus on initiatives that expand access to expert endocrine surgeons for patients in underserved areas and encourage and support clinical trial collaborations among endocrine surgeons throughout the United States.
The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons is a premier professional society dedicated to advancing the science and art of endocrine surgery. Members have spearheaded discovery of disease patterns and treatments of tumors of the pancreas, as well as diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.
“The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons has made substantial contributions to the field of endocrine surgery, particularly focused on education and quality improvement efforts,” said Dr. Libutti. “I look forward to working closely with my colleagues as we build on this legacy of establishing new platforms and tools to support the next generation of providers and to creating new pathways for enhancing patient care experiences.”
Dr. Libutti is an internationally recognized surgical oncologist and endocrine surgeon. In addition to his clinical expertise in the management of malignancies, Dr. Libutti is developing targeted nanoparticle therapies for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. Since 2009, he has led multidisciplinary efforts in research and treatment of cancer at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.
“We are excited to have Dr. Libutti lead the AAES to the next level and bring his tremendous energy and enthusiasm to advance the multi-disciplinary care for endocrine cancer patients,” said Douglas L. Fraker, M.D., chief of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. “Dr. Libutti has already trained a generation of endocrine surgeons across the country, and as President of the AAES, he will have a greater platform to use his outstanding clinical skills and experience to impact more young surgeons.”
Dr. Libutti is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Award and the National Cancer Institute’s Director’s Gold Star and Intramural Innovation Awards. He has appeared on Castle Connolly’s list of “Top Doctors in America” and on New York Magazine’s list of “Top Doctors in New York.” In 2009, he was named the Marvin L. Gliedman, M.D., Distinguished Surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center. Prior to being appointed director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Libutti was a researcher, surgeon and Section Head at the National Cancer Institute.