Robert (Bob) Smallridge, MD is Professor of Medicine and the Alfred D. and Audrey M. Petersen Professor of Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, and completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Grady Memorial /Atlanta VA/Emory University Hospitals in Atlanta, GA. He did his endocrinology fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and remained in the army for 23 years, completing his military career as a Colonel and Director of the Division of Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC. He was also the Chair of Endocrinology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and served as the endocrinology consultant to the Attending Physician for Congress.

Dr. Smallridge’s career has focused primarily on diseases of the thyroid gland, and has included basic/translational/clinical research as well as clinical practice. His primary interest now is thyroid cancer, and he is funded by the National Cancer Institute for studying the molecular pathogenesis of anaplastic thyroid cancer. He also is studying the optimal strategies for long term surveillance of low risk thyroid cancers, and is conducting clinical trials for patients with advanced thyroid cancers.

Dr. Smallridge is actively involved in the educational activities of The Endocrine Society,  the American Thyroid Association, and the International Thyroid Oncology Group.