Gillian Diercks, M.D., MPH graduated from Columbia College and went on to receive her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, with an additional one-year Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. She then completed her five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery followed by a two-year Pediatric Fellowship, both at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School. Her fellowship focused on airway reconstruction and voice disorders. During fellowship she also obtained a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness from Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Diercks designs clinical trials and helps implement clinical research initiatives. She is currently working to better understand the epidemiology and practice patterns for the surgical management of pediatric thyroid disorders using national databases. Dr. Diercks has authored multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters, including publications in the prestigious journal Pediatrics.