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Benjamin Joseph Gigliotti, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-2901

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Endocrinology

Biography

Professional Background

Ben Gigliotti received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Rochester, where he stayed on to train as a resident in Internal Medicine and to subsequently serve as chief resident. He completed his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on Thyroidology and mentorship from the MGH Thyroid Unit. In 2018, he returned to the University of Rochester to join the faculty in the URMC Endocrine Division.

Dr. Gigliotti is a practicing Internist and Endocrinologist with a particular passion for the care of patients with thyroid disorders, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer, along with parathyroid/metabolic bone disorders and other endocrine cancers and hereditary syndromes. He also cares for patients with diabetes, adrenal, pituitary, and reproductive diseases. He is a dedicated proponent of George Engel's "Biopsychosocial model" and believes in holistic caring for the whole patient, not just their disease(s).

He is deeply invested in medical education and is committed to training the next generation of medical students, residents, and fellows. His research focus is on the bench-to-bedside development of novel treatments and combination regimens for patients with advanced thyroid cancers, including the use of small molecule inhibitors and immunotherapies, along with studying the role of molecular and microenvironmental profiling to inform therapy.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2005
BS | University of Rochester
Molecular Genetics

2011
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School

07/01/2012 - 06/13/2014
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

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Awards

2018
Primary Care Teaching Award
Sponsor: Massachusetts General Hospital, Primary Care Program
Location: Boston, MA

2017 - 2018
Nomination for the Partners Outstanding Resident/Fellow as Teacher Award
Sponsor: Partners Healthcare
Location: Boston, MA

2017
Clinical Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsor: Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency
Location: Boston, MA

2016 - 2017
Nomination for the Partners Outstanding Resident/Fellow as Teacher Award
Sponsor: Partners Healthcare
Location: Boston, MA

2015
Jacob Holler Award
Sponsor: Highland Hospital, Department of Family Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

2014
The Murphy Faculty Award
Sponsor: Strong Memorial Hospital, Department of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

2013
William L. Morgan Award
Sponsor: Strong Memorial Hospital, Department of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

2013
Class of 1990 Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2012
Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2012
David A. Hallar Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Doran J. Stevens Prize
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Dr. Charles Kochakian Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2010
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2010
Gold Humanism Honour Society
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2005
Golden Key International Honour Society
Sponsor: University of Rochester

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/1/2019
Gunda V, Gigliotti B, Ashry T, Ndishabandi D, McCarthy M, Zhou Z, Amin S, Lee KE, Stork T, Wirth L, Freeman GJ, Alessandrini A, Parangi S. "Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy augments lenvatinib's efficacy by favorably altering the immune microenvironment of murine anaplastic thyroid cancer." International journal of cancer.. 2019 May 1; 144(9):2266-2278. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

8/13/2018
Gopal RK, Kübler K, Calvo SE, Polak P, Livitz D, Rosebrock D, Sadow PM, Campbell B, Donovan SE, Amin S, Gigliotti BJ, Grabarek Z, Hess JM, Stewart C, Braunstein LZ, Arndt PF, Mordecai S, Shih AR, Chaves F, Zhan T, Lubitz CC, Kim J, Iafrate AJ, Wirth L, Parangi S, Leshchiner I, Daniels GH, Mootha VK, Dias-Santagata D, Getz G, McFadden DG. "Widespread Chromosomal Losses and Mitochondrial DNA Alterations as Genetic Drivers in Hürthle Cell Carcinoma." Cancer cell.. 2018 Aug 13; 34(2):242-255.e5.

3/2018
Rosenbaum MW, Gigliotti BJ, Pai SI, Parangi S, Wachtel H, Mino-Kenudson M, Gunda V, Faquin WC. "PD-L1 and IDO1 Are Expressed in Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma." Endocrine pathology.. 2018 Mar 0; 29(1):59-67.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: What types of medications and/or other treatments are available to treat diabetes?
Book Title: Facing Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and their Families
Author List: Gigliotti BJ, Wexler D
Edited By: Wexler D, Celano C, Stern T
Published By: McGraw-Hill Professional 2019 in Columbus, OH

2019
Chapter Title: What is insulin, and how is it used to treat diabetes?
Book Title: Facing Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and their Families
Author List: Gigliotti BJ, Wexler D
Edited By: Wexler D, Celano C, Stern T
Published By: McGraw-Hill Professional 2019 in Columbus, OH

2018
Chapter Title: Thyroid Disease
Book Title: Pocket Primary Care
Author List: Gigliotti BJ
Edited By: Kiefer MM, Chong CR
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

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