About Dr. Arnold Baskies
Dr. Baskies was born in Chelsea, MA, and received his BA degree with distinction, graduating summa cum laude with distinction in Biology from Boston University College of Liberal Arts in 1971, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his MD degree at Boston University School of Medicine in 1975, and completed his surgical residency at Boston University Medical Center in 1982. He also had a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, and Clinical Fellowships from the American Cancer Society.
He has practiced in southern New Jersey since 1982 and has performed over 1,000 thyroid and parathyroid operations. He received his board certification from the American Board of Surgery in 1983 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of numerous medical societies, including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He was an early proponent of minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and introduced minimally invasive radio-guided endocrine surgery to the Delaware Valley. He has been affiliated with the American Cancer Society since 1979, and is serving as the President of the American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey from 2010-2012
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