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    • Erik Alexander

      Erik Alexander 

      Dr. Erik Alexander is Chief, Thyroid Section at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alexander’s expertise centers upon the optimal evaluation and care for patients with thyroid nodules, including the use of molecular markers for prognostic and diagnostic use. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including numerous manuscripts in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and JCEM. Dr. Alexander is a member of the recent 2015 American Thyroid Association clinical guidelines taskforce fo…

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    • Steven Hodak

      Steven Hodak 

      Steven P. Hodak, MD specializes in thyroid cancer and molecular diagnostics. Dr. Hodak received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he also completed residency training in Internal Medicine, served as Chief Medical Resident and completed fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism. After serving as the Co-Director of the Endocrine Tumor Center at the University of Pittsburgh, he was recruited to NYU Langone Medical Center in 2014. Dr. Hodak is a Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Affai…

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    • Susan Mandel

      Susan Mandel 

      Dr. Mandel is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and is the Director of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic. She is a the current President of the Endocrine Society, and is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Mandel was on the writing groups for both the ATA Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer and the ATA Guidelines for the Managemen…

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    • David Steward

      David Steward 

      Dr. Steward is a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Parathyroid / Thyroid Surgery. He joined the department in July, 1999. Dr. Steward received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1989 and his Medical Degree, General Surgery and Otolaryngology residency training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1994, 1995 and 1999 respectively).  He currently serves as Director of Clinical Trials for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center and Director of Head and Neck Surge…

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    • Louise Davies

      Louise Davies 

      Dr. Davies is an otolaryngologist – head & neck surgeon whose thyroid related research is aimed at defining and documenting the problem of rising thyroid cancer incidence and developing management approaches to the problem in ways that are safe and effective. To that end, she has used SEER data extensively and is working with the National Cancer Institute on projects to bring personalized prognostic estimates to patients newly diagnosed with cancer. She has also used her expertise in mixed methods approaches to obtain information from patients about their experience of thyroid cancer overd…

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    • Gerard Doherty

      Gerard Doherty 

      A graduate of Holy Cross and Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Doherty completed residency at UCSF, and fellowship at the NCI. He joined Washington University School of Medicine in 1993, and became Professor of Surgery in 2001. In 2002 he became Head of General Surgery and Thompson Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Doherty was Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at Boston University, before becoming the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Doherty has focused on surgical disease…

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    • Jeff Moley

      Jeff Moley 

      Dr. Jeffrey Moley is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University. Dr. Moley’s clinical practice is in endocrine surgery and surgical oncology. He has participated in the Washington University Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia research program for the past 21 years, and has led many clinical and translational research projects, including surgical management of recurrent disease, preventative thyroidectomy in MEN 2 gene carriers, an…

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    • Rich Wong

      Rich Wong 

      Dr. Richard J. Wong earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in History at Stanford University in 1990. He attended Harvard Medical School where he earned his M.D in 1994. After completing a general surgical internship at the Yale School of Medicine from 1994-95, he trained in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Harvard Program in Otolaryngology from 1995-1999. In 2015 Dr. Wong was appointed Chief of the Head and Neck Service in the Department of Surgery after having served as the Vice Chair of Clinical Activities. He is co-leader of the Head and Neck Multi-Disciplinary Disease Management…

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    • Kate Newbold

      Kate Newbold 

      Dr Kate Newbold is a Consultant in Clinical Oncology on the Head & Neck and Thyroid Unit at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London and Sutton, UK. She heads the Thyroid Unit and manages thyroid cancers of all stages administering radioiodine, radiotherapy and biological therapies with targeted agents. She completed basic medical training at Bristol University and practiced internal medicine in Bristol and Cheltenham before moving to London to train in clinical oncology at The Royal Marsden and Guys & St Thomas’ Hospitals.  

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    • Douglas VanNostrand

      Douglas VanNostrand 

      Dr. VanNostrand is the Dir NucMed Research, MedStar Research Inst and Wash HospCtr.  He received his BS from Duke(1969), MD from Emory Univ(1973), residency Int Med Wilford Hall MedCtr(1976), fellowship Nucl Med Naval MedCtr(1978).  He was previously the Dir Nucl Med Malcolm Grow MedCtr(1979-1980), Walter Reed Army MedCtr(1980-1987), Good Samaritan Hosp(1987-1999) and MedStar Wash HosptCr(1999-2015).   He became DirNuclMed Research Institute in Jan2016, is Prof of Med Georgetown Univ Sch Med, has won numerous awards, has been actively involved in thyroid cancer diagnosis/treatment for over ~40…

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