Randall Owen, MD
- PROFESSOR | Surgery
Dr. Owen's clinical and research interests center on Head & Neck and Endocrine Surgery. This includes a broad range of entities including thyroid nodules, goiters and cancer, hyperparathyroidism, mouth, throat, salivary gland and neck cancers and masses.
Consultation in the office may be arranged by appointment and includes a detailed interview and physical examination, along with possible sonogram, needle biopsy or fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Surgical procedures performed by Dr. Owen include minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under general or local anesthesia, thyroid surgery, parotid and salivary gland surgery, as well as head and neck cancer resections. Dr. Owen also performs general surgical procedures including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, incisional and inguinal hernia repair, portacatheter and gastrostomy placement.
Dr. Owen received a B.A. with honors in science and humanities from Seattle Pacific University. He then obtained his M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Subsequently, he completed a general surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed a Head & Neck surgery fellowship at Montefiore after which he joined the faculty. In 2006 he became the Chief of the Head & Neck Division at Montefiore. In 2009 he was recruited to The Mount Sinai Medical Center to join the Metabolic, Endocrine & Minimally Invasive Surgery Division.
Dr. Owen has a strong interest in medical missions. He has overseen a re-housing effort in Haiti since the earthquake in January 2010. His additional mission trips have been to the Philippines, Kenya, Romania, Pakistan, Cameroon, Egypt and Gabon. Dr. Owen is the past President of the New York City Chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.
In the News:
- Dr. Owen discusses his experience with COVID-19, performing trachestomies on COVID patients.
- Graves Disease
- Neck Mass/Tumor
- Nontoxic Nodular Goiter
- Skin Cancer
- Surgery Second Opinion
- Throat Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Tongue Cancer
- Tonsil Cancer
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
MS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Clinical Research
Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University
Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University
“Attending of the Year” Award
Christian Medical and Dental Society Short-Term Mission Scholarship
MAP-Reader's Digest International Fellowship Recipient
Surgical Education Award
Dr. Owen presented his series of nearly 400 parathyroid operations at the 2009 American Head and Neck Society annual meeting. He showed that measuring intraoperative PTH levels seven minutes after lesion excision allowed early determination of cure 80% of the time. 99% of patients were cured of their disease.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC)
Dr. Owen carried out the first series of RFA on advanced HNC for patients with no other good treatment options. There were some excellent results such as relief of pain and shrinkage or destruction of tumor. There were also some complications which was expected given that this treatment is novel. Further study is needed to refine the techniques to make it an appropriate option for patients with advanced disease.
Dr. Owen is the principal investigator for a prospective trial investigating whether intraoperative video laryngoscopy improves recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery.
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Dr. Owen did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2022 and/or 2023: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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