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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6

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BETHESDA HEALTH PHYSICIAN GROUP WELCOMES FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED ENDOCRINE SURGEON JESSICA L. BUICKO, M.D., TO ITS TEAM

November 25, 2019 — The only fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon in Palm Beach County, Jessica L. Buicko, M.D., has joined Bethesda Health Physician Group, a premier physician group that provides high-quality medical care and is part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Buicko treats a range of disorders impacting the body's endocrine system through open and minimally invasive surgery of the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands. 
 
Dr. Buicko earned an undergraduate degree in biology and participated as a scholar-athlete on the nationally ranked women’s lacrosse team at Johns Hopkins University. She went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, graduating with distinction as part of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Iron Arrow Honor Societies. She completed a general surgery residency at the University of Miami program at JFK Medical Center in Palm Beach County, where she served as chief resident and was named Resident of the Year. She then completed a fellowship in advanced endocrine and metabolic surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She also received advanced training in breast surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery, including both robotic and laparoscopic surgery.
 
Dr. Buicko is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She has faculty appointments at both Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami. She is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals and is the author of numerous book chapters and a surgical handbook. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. 
 
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Buicko to our highly skilled team of experts,” said Bert Mosley, director of Physician Practice Operations at Bethesda Health Physician Group. “She is the only fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon in Palm Beach County, and we are proud to offer this level of expertise to our patients with endocrine diseases.” 
 
Dr. Buicko is affiliated with Bethesda Hospital East and will see patients in her office, General and Vascular Surgery Specialists, located at 2800 S. Seacrest Blvd., Suite 200, in Boynton Beach. 
 
About Bethesda Hospital East 
Bethesda Hospital East is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
 
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