Giuseppe Barbesino is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is a full time Assistant in the Thyroid Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He graduated from medical School at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome. He has completed his postgraduate training at the University of Pisa, Italy, at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Dr. Barbesino’s research interests have been mostly directed to the understanding of the genetics of thyroid autoimmune disease. As a full-time faculty member of the Thyroid Unit he is now mostly involved in the care of patients with hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer and in the teaching to medical students, residents and fellows within the Harvard Medical School system.