Dr. Thomas Fahey III, MD

Dr. Thomas Fahey III, MD

Endocrine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Fahey III, MD is an endocrine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in endocrine surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Endocrine Surgery

525 E 68th St # F2024

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Fahey III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fahey III "Tom Fahey, MD is the chief of endocrine surgery and Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fahey graduated from Duke University Magna Cum Laude in 1982, and Cornell University Medical College in 1986. He did his surgical residency at The New York Hospital, serving as Administrative Chief Resident. He was a Harvey and Katharine Cushing Fellow in Surgical Physiology from 1998-1990, and an Amercian Cancer Society Fellow in Clinical Oncology from 1989-1990. Dr. Fahey was a guest investigator at The Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Medical Biochemistry from 1988 - 1991. He then completed a fellowship in Endocrine and Head and Neck Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney Australia. Hr accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Division of GI and Endocrine Surgery. He was recruited back to New York Hospital-Cornell in 1996 as the Chief of the Section of Endocrine Surgery and rose to the level of Associate Professor in 1998, and was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2007. He is the Frank Glenn Faculty Scholar in Minimal Access Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fahey has been consistently recognized over the years as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and US News & World Report . He has been cited as one of New York's Best Doctors by New York Magazine, and was named one of New York's Super Doctors from 2008-2011, an honor given to just 5% of physicians in New York. He plays a strong leadership role in physician training and mentoring, serving as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at NY Pres Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College since July 2000. Dr. Fahey is Chair of the Department of Surgery's Resident Education Committee and Residency Review Committee. His clinical and research interests lie in the field of endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas) and minimally invasive surgery. His articles are widely published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has authored many book chapters. Dr. Fahey belongs to many professional associations, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the American Thyroid Association. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Oncology, the Journal of Thyroid Research and the Journal of Surgical Radiology. He is the Associate Editor for Endocrine Surgery for the Year Book of Surgery, and an ad hoc reviewer for Cancer, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Surgery, Thyroid and the Annals of Surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fahey III "Thomas J. Fahey, III, MD is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program, and Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fahey is an internationally-recognized expert in minimally-invasive endocrine surgery procedures. For more information about Dr. Fahey and endocrine surgery services click here. Dr. Fahey was named by both Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Top Doctors" every year since 2011, and has been consistently recognized by New York Magazine as one of New York's "Best Doctors," and as a "New York SuperDoctor," an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians."
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1  Specialties

  • Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Royal North Shore Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fahey III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fahey III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fahey III to family and friends
38 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

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Dr. Fahey III's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

I’m big on a doctor’s personality, and Dr. Fahey is a very easygoing, disarming kind of guy. Very pleasant and confident. Just what I needed. It’s a long wait time in the office for Dr. Fahey, but that just tells me how in demand he is. I felt like I was in very capable hands for my surgical...more
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Brilliant and kind, he is the epitome of what a great and sensitive physician should be. Somehow he takes the time to really look at you, your scan, ultrasound etc and still see the person you are. He is also that rarity- a surgeon who doesn’t rush you into the operating room.
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My experience with Dr. Fahey and everyone connected with his practice was just Exceptional! I can't say enough about how friendly, helpful, warm and professional everyone was from scheduling and follow-up calls with Claudia and then with Dr. Fahey and his medical team. Highly would recommend Dr....more
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Great communication and clarification.
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I had major surgery late February followed by 3 more surgeries. The concern, care and constant monitoring of my condition during my 6 weeks in ICU by Dr. Fahey were unparalleled. He and his team were at my bedside day and night with support and encouragement and the best medical care.
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