Our Thyroid Center Team

The Thyroid Center team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has extensive experience diagnosing and treating conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Recognized experts in their respective fields, the multidisciplinary team includes specialists in endocrinology, endocrine surgery, radiology, pathology and anesthesiology. These clinicians work closely together to develop individualized care plans for each patient that offer the best possible outcome.

All of the endocrine surgeons at BWH are faculty members of Harvard Medical School and are actively engaged in scientific research to improve the care of patients with endocrine disease. Our board certified surgeons mentor accomplished endocrine residents through the esteemed Endocrine Surgical Fellowship Program.


Erik K. Alexander, MD
Chief, Thyroid Section of Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension

Matthew I. Kim, MD

Ellen Marqusee, MD

Endocrine Surgery

Gerard M. Doherty, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief, Brigham Health & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Crowley Family Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Moseley Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Francis D. Moore, Jr., MD
Francis D. Moore Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery 

Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH
Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Director, Ariadne Laboratories

Nancy Lackhyun. Cho, MD

Matthew A. Nehs, MD


Zhiling Xiong, MD, PhD
Director, Anesthesia for General Surgery Division
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Learn more about thyroid conditions in our health library.

Visit the Kessler Health Education Library in the Bretholtz Center for Patients and Families to access computers and knowledgeable staff.

Access a complete directory of patient and family services.


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