Physician’s Profile

Hyesoo Lowe-Shin, MD

Medical Director of the Thyroid Biopsy Program
Expertise: 
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine
About: 

Hyesoo Lowe, MD is a board-certified Endocrinologist at Columbia University, and the Medical Director of the Thyroid Biopsy Program at the Columbia Thyroid Center. Dr. Lowe has a special interest in thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, autoimmune thyroid disease, and thyroid illnesses in pregnancy. She has advanced training in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy, and also directs the Active Surveillance Program for thyroid cancer at Columbia.

Dr. Lowe is committed to providing compassionate and individualized care according to her patients' unique needs. She has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the New York metro area, listed in Castle Connolly's Exceptional Women in Medicine, featured among New York magazine’s Top Doctors, and given the honor of vitals.com’s Compassionate Doctor award and Patient's Choice award. Dr. Lowe is active in medical education at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as the Endocrine Fellowship program at Columbia Medical Center.

Dr. Lowe is proficient in Spanish and Korean.

Honors: 

New York Super Doctors, New York Times Magazine

Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Metro Area, New York Magazine

Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine

Top Docs, New Jersey Monthly

Top Doctors, Inside Jersey

Top Doctors, Bergen Magazine

Vitals.com Compassionate Doctor Award

Vitals.com Patient’s Choice Award

Vitals.com Top 10 Doctor

Department of Veterans Affairs Special Contribution Award for unique contribution to the mission of the Department; Participated in pilot program to transition out-patient clinic to open-access model

Yale School of Medicine Power Day Award: Chosen for modeling the responsible, positive, and beneficial use of power in health care relationships

Publications: 
Lowe H, Cusano NE, Binkley N, Blaner WS, Bilezikian JP. Vitamin D toxicity due to a commonly available "over the counter" remedy from the Dominican Republic. J Clin Endocrinol Metab (2011) 96(2):291-5.
Carrelli AL, Walker MD, Lowe H, McMahon DJ, Rundek T, Sacco RL, Silverberg SJ. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with subclinical carotid atherosclerosis: The Northern Manhattan Study. Stroke (2011) 42:2240-45.
Lowe H, McMahon DJ, Rubin MR, Bilezikian JP, Silverberg SJ. Normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism: Further characterization of a new clinical phenotype. J Clin Endocrinol Metab (2007) 92(8):3001-5.
Lowe H, Shane E. Osteoporosis associated with illness and medications. In: Marcus, Feldman, Nelson, Rosen, eds. Osteoporosis, 3rd Ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier; 2007.
Lowe H, McMahon DJ, Walker MD, Rubin M, Bilezikian J, Silverberg SJ (2008). Normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism: Update on a new clinical phenotype. J Bone Min Res 23(Suppl 1) SA486.
Lowe H, Binkley N, Blaner, WS, Plum LA, Bilezikian JP (2008). Vitamin D toxicity due to a commonly available remedy from the Dominican Republic. J Bone Min Res 23 (Suppl 1) SU195.
Lowe H, McMahon DJ, Rubin MR, Bilezikian JP, Silverberg SJ (2006). Normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism: further characterization and short term natural history. J Bone Min Res 21 (Suppl 1) S37.
Lowe H, Feldman L, Aslan M, Caulin-Glaser T, Howes C, Gulanski B (2003). The association of endogenous androgen levels with metabolic risk factors for coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women. Poster presented at The Endocrine Society 85th Annual Meeting, 2003; Philadelphia, PA. Poster P2-195.