Tustin Library hosts talks with UCI Health experts

Topics include thyroid health, arthritis and GERD

September 15, 2016

The Tustin Library will host a series of talks with UCI Health specialists through November about topics such as thyroid health and the epidemic of over-diagnosis of thyroid cancer, latest therapies for hip and knee arthritis, as well as medical and non-surgical treatment for GERD and esophageal cancer. 

All lectures are free and audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentations.  The series features the following topics and experts 

Monday, Sept. 19 – Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

  • Dr. Dawn Elfenbein is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship-trained in endocrine surgery and treats disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.

Monday, Oct. 17 – Hip and Knee Arthritis

  • Dr. David So is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement for the treatment of knee and hip arthritis. 

Monday, Nov. 14 – GERD and Esophageal Cancer

  • Dr. Kenneth Chang is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and is executive director of the UCI Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center.
  • Dr. Khoi Tran is a board-certified gastroenterologist and is medical director of the UC Irvine Health Digestive Disease Center — Newport.

The talks will be held in the Tustin Library Computer Lab, 345 E. Main St., Tustin CA, 92780.  

For more information, please call the library at 714-544-7725. 

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