Dr. Anne Cappola is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine, and Director of the CTSA-funded Center for Human Phenomic Science at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cappola directs an NIH-funded research program on the hormonal alterations that occur with aging and the clinical impact of these changes, with a focus on the clinical impact of subclinical thyroid dysfunction in older individuals. Dr. Cappola is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Interurban Clinical Club and an Associate Editor for JAMA. She has received the Abbott Thyroid Research Mentor Award from the Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association’s Van Meter Award, and the American Statistical Association Outstanding Statistical Application Award.
Dr. Brendan C. Stack, Jr., M.D., FACS, FACE attended Brigham Young University and graduated with AOA and Sigma Xi honor societies from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA in 1989. Dr. Stack was trained in Surgery for two years and then Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for four years at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Dr. Stack completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction accredited by the Joint Council for Approval of Advanced training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in 1997 at the University of Washington, Seattle. While in Seattle, Dr. Stack also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle and served as an Instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and on the medical staff of the Seattle VA Medical Center.
Currently, Dr. Stack is Professor of and Chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. Dr. Stack has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and internet articles. Dr. Stack was co-editor of Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases – An evidence- based approach, Cham Switzerland: Springer International Publishing 2016. Dr. Stack was co-editor of Neck Dissection, Berlin, Germany: Thieme, 2018. He has presented at over 350 meetings regionally, nationally, and internationally. He collaborates on grants from the NIH, NSF and other public and private organizations. Dr. Stack has appeared on, or been cited by, local and national media numerous times. He serves on the editorial boards of Head and Neck, Video Endocrinology, and the ENT journal. Dr. Stack also reviews for several other journals. He has served on review panels for the National Institutes of Health and review agencies for the nations of Singapore, Italy, and England. Dr. Stack is listed in “Best Doctors” of America (since 2006), “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” (since 2004), “Guide to America’s Top Physicians” (since 2009), Castle and Connolly Top Doctors and Cancer Specialists (since 2014), and “Top Thyroid Doctors” (since 2004).
Dr. S tack’s research interests include machine learning/artificial intelligence in healthcare informatics related to thyroid and parathyroid diseases and medical device development in the areas of radioguided surgery and free tissue transfer perfusion monitoring. Dr. Stack’s clinical interests include endocrine surgery for the thyroid and parathyroid.
Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School
Principal Investigator Human Thyroid Cancers Preclinical and Translational Research
Specialist in Endocrine Diseases and Metabolism
Experimental Division of Cancer Biology and Angiogenesis
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Simon C. Fireman Research Center
Harvard Medical School
David Goldenberg, MD, FACS is a Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist. He was educated at the Ben Gurion University in Israel. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel and then went on to do a three year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He then came to Penn State College of Medicine.
Currently, Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center.
David combines a busy surgical practice with teaching and research. His clinical practice includes head and neck cancers, thyroid cancers and parathyroid disease, and transoral robotic surgery for head and neck cancer. David is a Penn State College of Medicine Distinguished Educator.
His clinical research focus is on outcomes and etiology of the rise in incidence of thyroid cancer and his basic research lab and translational research focuses on thyroid cancer genomics in familial non- medullary thyroid cancer as well as radiation induced thyroid cancer.
Dr. Goldenberg is an accomplished and prolific author of over 230 journal articles, 35 book chapters and 7 books in the field of head and neck and thyroid oncology and surgery. He most recent work Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook, Surgical, and Video Atlas (Thieme 2021) represents the most comprehensive text book to date on the subject of thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
Dr. Elizabeth N. Pearce received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard and a masters’ degree in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and her fellowship in endocrinology at Boston University. She is a Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition. She was the 2018-2019 President of the American Thyroid Association. She also serves as the Regional Coordinator for North America for the Iodine Global Network. She is an Associate Editor for Thyroid and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and has also served on multiple Editorial Boards including those for Clinical Endocrinology, Endocrine Practice, Clinical Thyroidology, and Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. She co-chaired the American Thyroid Association’s 2017 Thyroid in Pregnancy Guidelines Task Force. Her research interests include the sufficiency of dietary iodine in the U.S., thyroid function in pregnancy, the thyroid effects of environmental perchlorate exposure, and the cardiovascular effects of subclinical thyroid dysfunction. Dr. Pearce was the 2011 recipient of the American Thyroid Association’s Van Meter Award for outstanding contributions to research on the thyroid gland and was the 2018 Women in Thyroidology Woman of the Year.
Gregory W. Randolph MD FACS FACE FEBS (Endocrine) is a Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the Claire and John Bertucci Endowed Chair in Thyroid Surgical Oncology at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Surgeon at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. He trained at Cornell and Harvard Medical Schools. He founded and directs the Division of Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Randolph has a thyroid and parathyroid surgical practice focused on thyroid cancer, benign thyroid surgery and hyperparathyroidism exclusively and sees patients and operating at both Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary and Mass General Hospital.
Dr. Randolph has focused the bulk of his research on recurrent laryngeal nerve anatomy, preservation and monitoring during thyroid cancer surgery with focus on importance of laryngeal exam, recognition of lymph node metastasis and revision cancer surgery. He has lead thyroid surgical missions to thyroid surgical units in St. Petersburg, Russia, Guangzhou, China, Kenya, rural India and in the Chernobyl region of the Ukraine. He founded and directs the Harvard Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Course for surgeons and has directed international surgical courses in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. He has received board certification from the European Union’s Board of Surgery in Neck Endocrine Surgery. He has published an endocrine surgical text: “Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands” published by Elsevier Saunders now in its second edition as well as a text centered on surgery of the recurrent laryngeal nerve “The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves” published by Springer Publishers. He served as President and Director of International Affairs for the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as Treasurer and on the executive board of the American Thyroid Association. He currently serves as chair of the Endocrine Surgery Section of the American Head and Neck Society and the Board of Directors, Surgical Liaison for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.
Professor of Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey, UK. My research, which includes several RCTs, centers on the importance of trace elements to human health, emphasizing selenium and iodine in marginal-status populations. A Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, I have published widely on the effects of selenium on human health, including many highly cited reviews in The Lancet. I am particularly interested in the role of selenium and other micronutrients in thyroid health and how the history of selenium intake can affect its toxic effects. I am currently investigating how selenium species and selenoproteins can interact with SARS-CoV-2 to reduce the adverse outcomes of COVID-19 disease.
Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is Section Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery and Associate Medical Director of the Head & Neck Multidisciplinary Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Michael Singer is the Director of the Division of Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Singer completed a fellowship in head and neck endocrine surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. A second fellowship in minimally invasive endocrine surgery augmented his experience with minimally invasive, endoscopic and robotic endocrine techniques. His practice is dedicated exclusively to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Singer’s research is focused on surgical innovation and the incorporation of emerging technologies to improve surgical outcomes.