This is the fourth in a series of blogs entitled, “3,2,1 … The Countdown Begins” that we are sharing to introduce you to the speakers we’ve lined up for our 2nd Annual Parathyroid Peeps Retreat November 3-6, 2016 at Miraval Resort and Spa! We hope you will be able to join us for this amazing, all inclusive get-away in Tucson, Arizona. The Parathyroid Peeps Retreat cocktail party, sessions and giveaways are a bonus to the programs and spa services offered at the resort and are available only to those who register using our discount code. Our special group rate is guaranteed through August 31.
To ensure your space, please register ASAP. Learn more about the retreat and how to register here.
MEET EXPERT PARATHYROID SURGEON DR. DEVA BOONE –
Dr. Deva Boone is one of seven expert surgeons at the Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa, Florida. She is an outstanding teacher and educator who gives talks regularly at national meetings and has become a recognized expert in parathyroid disease world-wide.We are so pleased and honored to have Dr. Boone join us us at the 2nd Annual Parathyroid Peeps Retreat as our featured guest. She will be offering the following sessions:
- Parathyroid 101 with the Parathyroid Peeps
- Calcium Pro App
- In the Dr.’s Office – How to Advocate For Your Own Health
And, as an added bonus, Dr. Boone will be available both Friday and Saturday afternoons for scheduled one-on-one “Doc Chats” with registered participants!
Raised in New Jersey Dr. Boone spent most of her life in New York City. After obtaining her medical degree from Cornell University, she completed general surgery residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. While there, she received several awards for research, and during her final year received the highest award for outstanding contributions to surgical education and research.
After residency Dr. Boone received additional fellowship training in endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid surgery) at NorthShore University in Chicago. She enjoys surgical missions and has provided surgical care to patients in Nigeria, Myanmar, and the Dominican Republic. Jim Norman, the Founder of the Norman Parathyroid Center, remarks, “Deva is exceptionally smart as well as gifted in the operating room–two traits that are extremely desirable in a surgeon.” When we visited this past July we noted that patients love her warm and caring disposition and in on-line support groups she has been referred to many times as “a gem”. In addition to her great operative skills, she helps oversee research efforts at the Norman Parathyroid Center.