Dr. Martha Zeiger is the S. Hurt Watts Professor and Chair of Surgery at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. Regarded as a world leader in endocrine surgery, she is also an expert in the molecular aspects of thyroid cancer and an experienced academic leader.
Her surgical training includes a Surgical Oncology Fellowship, focused on endocrine surgery, at NCI, NIH prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1993. There, she built a busy endocrine surgery practice, established an endocrine surgery fellowship program, and directed an NIH-funded molecular biology laboratory for over 20 years. Today, her research team continues at Johns Hopkins, focusing on the molecular aspects of thyroid cancer.
Dr. Zeiger has held numerous leadership positions in national medical societies: the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, and the American Thyroid Association. She served last year as AAES’s, President and most recently was announced the American Thyroid Association, President.