Gerald Tsai M.D.

General Internal Medicine
Medical Team: Endocrine Tumor

Current Title

  • Vice President
  • Attending Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, 1995-present

Education and Training

1958-1965 National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Medicine, MD
1967-1968 Internship, Jewish Hospital Center of Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
1968-1970 Residency, Medical Service, Manhattan Veteran Administration Hospital, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
1970-1973 Fellowship, Endocrinology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Professional Experience

1970-1973 Teaching Assistant, Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
1973-1976 Instructor, Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
1976-1986 Assistant Professor, Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
1980-1985 Assistant Director, Clinical Research Center, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
1986-present Associate Professor (Tenure), Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
1982-1987 Chief, Medical Service, Gouverneur Hospital (NYU affiliation), New York, NY, USA
1987-1994 Director, Geratric Program, Hospital for Joint Diseases (NYU affiliation), New York, NY, USA
11/1995-present Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan


  • Research Career Development Award, NIH, 1975-1980

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Endocrine Society
  • Member, American Thyroid Association
  • Member, American Society of Cell Biology
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, American Federation for Clinical Research
  • Member, Tissue Culture Association
  • Member, American Chinese Medical Association
  • Member, American Geriatric Society

Selected Publications

  1. Huang YY, Lin SF, Dunn P, Wai YY, Hsueh C, Tsai JS. Primary Pituitary Lymphoma Presenting as Hypophysitis. Endocrine Journal. 52(5); 000-000, 2005
  2. Chang L, Tsai JS, Huang SJ, Shih CC. Evaluation of infectious complications of the implantable venous access system in a general oncologic population. Am J Infect Control. 31; 34-39, 2003
  3. Chang L, Chang P, Tsai JS, Yu LH. Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cancer Care. Journal of Medical Education 7;2:179-190, 2003
  4. Lin MT, Wang MY, Liaw KY, Lee PH, Chien SF, Tsai JS, Shiau SY. Superoxide dismutase in hepatocellular carcinoma affects patient prognosis. Hepato-Gastroenterology. 48:1102-1105, 2001
  5. Huang YY, Ting MK, Hsu BR and Tsai JS. Demonstration of reserved anterior pituitary function among patients with amenorrhea after postpartum hemorrhage. Gynecol Endocrinol. 14:99-104, 2000
  6. Tsai JS, Yen Huang. Forecast of physician manpower in Taiwan Based on the physician manpower ratio. Journal of Medical Education 3:369-380,1999
  7. Hsu BRS, Chang FH, Fu SH, Juang JH, Huang YY, Tsai JS. The effect of 150Deoxyspergualin in IL-1βgene expression in intraperitoneal mononuclear cells and xenograft survival of microencapsulated islets. Cell Transplant 8:307-315,1999
  8. Marcus DL , Thomas C, Rodriguez C, Simberdoff K, Tsai JS, Strafaci JA, and Freedman ML. Increased Peroxidation and Reduced Antioxidant Enzyme Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease. Experimental Neurology 150, 40-44,1998
  9. Hsu BRS, Fu SH, Tsai JS, Huang YY, Huang HS, Chang KSS. The plasminogen-plasmin fibrinolytic system accelerates degradation of Alginate-Poly-L-Lysine-Alginate microcapsules in vitro. Transplant Proc 29:1877-1880,1997
  10. Hsu BRS, FU SH, Hsueh C, Tsai JS, Huang YY, Huang HS. 15-Deoxyspergualin attenuates pericapsular cellular infiltration and prolongs survival of Alginate-Poly-L-Lysine-Alginate microencapsulated islets. Transplant Proc 29:2158-2160,1997
  11. Liaw KY, Lee PH, Li-Shiau SY, Tsai JS. Zinc, Copper, and Superoxide dismutase in hepatocellular carcinoma. Amer. J. Gastroentrol. 92(12):2260-3,1997
  12. Chang HY, Lin JD, Chen JF, Huang BY, Hseueh C, Jeng LB, Tsai JS. Correlation of fine needle aspiration cytology and frozen section biopsies in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. J. Clin. Pathol. 50 : 1997
  13. Huang YY, Hsu BRS, Tsai JS. Effect of Cisapride, a serotonin-4 receptor agonist, on aldosterone secretion bsence of age related change. J. Clin. Pharmacol. 37:1146-1149 1997
  14. Huang YY, Hsu BRS, Tsai JS. Paralytic myopathy-a leading clinical presentation for primary aldosteronism in Taiwan. J. Clin Endocrinol Metab. 81: 4038-4041, 1996
  15. Liu FH, Hsu BRS, Tsai JS. Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: a case report. J. Formos. Med. Assoc. 95: 333-336, 1996
  16. Tsai JS, Zorrolla LL, Jacob KK, Rosenberg S, Marcus DL, Nocturnal monitoring of growth hormone, insulin, C-peptide, and glucose in patients with acromegaly. Amer. J. Med. Sci. 311: 281, 1996
  17. Zorrilla L, Tsai JS, Freedman ML, Airway obstruction due to go it or in older patients. J. Amer. Geriatric Soci. 37, 1153, 1989
  18. Marcus DL, de Leon MJ, Goldman BS, Logan J, Christman DR, Wolf AP, Fowler J, Hunter K, Tsai JS, Person J, Freedman ML, Altered glucose metabolism in microvessels from patients with Alzheimer disease. Annals of Neurology 26, 91, 1989
  19. Deleon M, Mcrae T, Tsai JS, George AE, Marcus D, Freedman M, Wolf AP, McEwen B. Abnormal cortisol response in Alzheimer disease linked to hippocampal atrophy. Lancet 391, 1988
  20. Tsai JS, Davis CS, Freedman M. Geriatric grand rounds, J. Amer. Geriat. Soci. 36:73, 1988
  21. Selinger S, Tsai JS, Pulini M, Saperstain A , Taylor S. Autoimmune thrombocytopenia and primary biliary cirrhosis with hypoglycemia and insulin receptor autoantibodies. Ann. Int. Med. 107:686, 1987.
  22. Nakane T, Tsai JS, Audhya A, Kardos P, Brown C, Hollander CS. Growth hormone-releasing factor releases ACTH from AtT-20 mouse pituitary tumor cell line but not from normal pituitary cells. Life Science. 40:2161, 1987
  23. Stanley F, Tsai JS, Samuels HH. Stimulation of facilitated [3H]-uridine transport by thyroid hormone in cultured GH1 cells. Evidence for regulation by thyroid hormone nuclear receptor. J. Biol. Chem. 261:9400. 1986
  24. Samuels HH, Casanova J, Horowitz ZD, Raaka BM, Shapiro LE, Stanley F, Tsai JS, Yaffe B. Hormonal regulation of growth hormone Synthesis in cultures: Role of thyroid hormone and glucocorticoid hormone receptor. In Biochemical Action of Hormone. Edited by G. Litwack. Academic Press. NY. 1983
  25. Tsai JS, Melinda S. A cell culture system for study if insulin action: In vitro characterization of the mechanism of insulin degradation and the effect of chloroquine. Bichem. Biophy. Acta. 673: 259, 1981
  26. Tsai JS, Chen A. Effect of L-triiodothyronine on (-) [3H] Dihydroalprenolol binding and cyclic-AMP response to (-) drenaline in cultured heart cells. Nature. 275:138, 1978
  27. Tsai JS, Chen A. Effect of physiological concentration of thyroid hormone on cultured cardiac cells. Science 194:202, 1976
  28. Samuels HH, Tsai JS, Casanova J, Stanley F. Thyroid hormone action: In vitro characterization of solublized nuclear receptors from rat liver and cultured GH1cells. J. Clin. Invest. 54:853 1976
  29. Tsai JS, Samuels HH. Thyroid hormone action: Stimulation of growth hormone and prolactin secretion in cultured GH1 cells. Bichem. Biophy. Res. Comm. 59: 420, 1974
  30. Samuels HH, Tsai JS, Thyroid hormone action: In vitro demonstration of putative receptors in isolated nuclei and soluble nuclear extracts. Science 184: 1184, 1974
  31. Tsai JS. Samuels HH. Thyroid hormone action: Demonstration of putative nuclear receptors in human lymphocytes. J. Clin. Endocr. Metab. 38: 919, 1974
  32. Samuels HH, Tsai JS. Thyroid hormone action: Demonstration of similar receptors in isolated nuclei of rat liver and cultured GH1 cells. J. Clin. Invest. 5: 656, 1974
  33. Samuels HH, Tsai JS. Thyroid hormone action in cell culture: Demonstration of nuclear receptor in intact cells and isolated nuclei. Proc.Nat Acad. Sci. USA 70:3488, 1973
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