With your continued interest and support our Parathyroid Peeps community is growing! If you haven’t yet joined our parathyroid community on Inspire, we invite you to do so today. As a member you can receive support and also help others by sharing your patient experience.
On September 30th through October 4th we will be hosting our first of many “Ask The Expert” events. Instructions will be prominently posted within the community a few days before the event begins explaining how to participate and where to post your questions.
We are honored to introduce you to
Dr. Deva Boone and Dr. Courtney Balentine
who serve as Medical Advisors to our Parathyroid Peeps community on Inspire…
Dr. Deva Boone is one of the busiest parathyroid surgeons in the U.S., performing over 600 parathyroid operations annually. She is the Medical Director at the Norman Parathyroid Center.
After obtaining her medical degree from Cornell University, she completed general surgery residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital 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 joined the Norman Parathyroid Center in 2014. She enjoys surgical missions and has provided surgical care to patients in Nigeria, Myanmar, and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Courtney Balentine is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon with a research program dedicated to improving outcomes for patients with endocrine disease, particularly primary hyperparathyroidism.
Dr. Balentine’s work focuses on improving processes for diagnosing patients with hyperparathyroidism to facilitate early detection and treatment. His ultimate goal is to ensure that patients with hyperparathyroidism are diagnosed and treated as early as possible without experiencing unnecessary delays. Dr. Balentine is also interested in reducing disparities among older patients with hyperparathyroidism who are even more likely to experience delays in diagnosis and treatment than younger patients. He works closely with patients and other stakeholders to design and test interventions that address these gaps in care. His research program has been funded by NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and numerous surgical societies. Dr. Balentine is proud to provide endocrine surgical care to our Veterans. His clinical practice is based at the North Texas VA Hospital.