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Benjamin Joseph Gigliotti, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-2901

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Endocrinology

Biography

Dr. Gigliotti is a dedicated proponent of Engel and Romano's "Biopsychosocial model" and believes strongly in the value of longitudinal relationships and in caring for the whole patient, not just their disease(s).

Professional Background

Dr. 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 serve as chief resident. He completed his Endocrinology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with a strong focus in thyroid disorders thanks to mentorship from the MGH Thyroid Unit. In 2018, he returned to the University of Rochester to join the faculty in the Endocrine Division and Department of Medicine.

Dr. Gigliotti is an academic clinical Endocrinologist/Thyroidologist and is the director of URMC's Wolk Thyroid Clinic. He has a passion for caring for patients with thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancers across the risk and age spectrum, thyroid nodules (including performance of fine needle aspiration biopsy), hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism, along with parathyroid/metabolic bone disorders and endocrine cancers and hereditary cancer syndromes. He also cares for patients with diabetes, adrenal, pituitary, and reproductive diseases. He is privileged to work in a close multidisciplinary team at the University of Rochester with dear colleagues and friends in endocrinology, endocrine surgery/otolaryngology, nuclear medicine, medical oncology, and radiation oncology.

Dr. Gigliotti's primary academic focus is medical education, and he is deeply committed to training the next generation of medical students, residents, and fellows. He is currently serves as Block Leader for the Endocrinology disease block (in the 2nd year medical student "Disease Processes and Therapeutics" course) and as Assistant Course Director in the 1st year medical student "Foundations of Biopsychosocial Practice" course.

Dr. Gigliotti is an active member of the American Thyroid Association, the Endocrine Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, serving on various national committees. He serves on the editorial boards of Clinical Thyroidology and Thyroid journals.

Research

Dr. Gigliotti's research background (fellowship) is in the molecular and microenvironmental profiling of thyroid cancers, along with the development of novel treatments/combination regimens for patients with advanced thyroid cancers, including the use of small molecule inhibitors and immunotherapies.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

2011
MD | University of Rochester Medical Center

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

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

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Awards

2020
Arthur W. Bauman Teaching Award
Sponsor: Strong Memorial Hospital, Department of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

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
David A. Hallar 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

2011
Dr. Charles Kochakian 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

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

2009
Disease Processes & Therapeutics Book Award
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

2005
Golden Key International Honour Society
Sponsor: University of Rochester

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/2020
Groeben H, Walz MK, Nottebaum BJ, Alesina PF, Greenwald A, Schumann R, Hollmann MW, Schwarte L, Behrends M, Rössel T, Groeben C, Schäfer M, Lowery A, Hirata N, Yamakage M, Miller JA, Cherry TJ, Nelson A, Solorzano CC, Gigliotti B, Wang TS, Wietasch JKG, Friederich P, Sheppard B, Graham PH, Weingarten TN, Sprung J. "International multicentre review of perioperative management and outcome for catecholamine-producing tumours." The British journal of surgery.. 2020 Jan 0; 107(2):e170-e178.

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.

11/2018
Gunda V, Gigliotti B, Ndishabandi D, Ashry T, McCarthy M, Zhou Z, Amin S, Freeman GJ, Alessandrini A, Parangi S. "Combinations of BRAF inhibitor and anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody improve survival and tumour immunity in an immunocompetent model of orthotopic murine anaplastic thyroid cancer." British journal of cancer.. 2018 Nov 0; 119(10):1223-1232. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Fine-Needle Aspiration and Molecular Analysis
Book Title: Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Author List: Gigliotti BJ, Russell MD, Shonka D, Stathatos N
Edited By: Randolph, G
Published By: Elsevier, Saunders 2020

2019
Chapter Title: What types of medications and/or other treatments are available to treat diabetes?
Book Title: Facing 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 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

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