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Thyroid Tumor Board

June 18, 2021

Session Date and Time:

Sunday, September 12
1:00–1:45 PM EDT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply practice guideline recommendations to the management of differentiated thyroid cancer.
  2. Discuss the evidence that serves as the underpinning to those guidelines.
  3. Explain the controversies that might exist around management options.

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Faculty Information

Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPHDr. Susan J. Mandel is Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice focuses on thyroid neoplasia. Her research interests include sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules and cancer.

Dr. Mandel was on the writing group for the ATA Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer and is co-chairing the 2022 ATA Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid nodules. Dr. Mandel initiated the Ultrasound workshops for the ATA and Endocrine Society. Dr. Mandel has received the Endocrine Society's Distinguished Educator Award and the 2019 ATA WIT Woman of the Year award. She is past President of the Endocrine Society. Dr. Mandel has more than 90 peer reviewed publications in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She has also authored chapters on thyroid disorders in Harrison’s Textbook of Medicine and thyroid nodules in Werner and Ingbar’s The Thyroid.

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MADr. Sosa is the Leon Goldman, MD, Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine and affiliated faculty for the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer.

She is an NIH- and FDA-funded investigator and author of more than 340 peer-reviewed publications and 80 book chapters and reviews, all largely focused on outcomes research, health care delivery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer, with a focus on clinical trials. She has authored or edited seven books.

Dr. Sosa is Treasurer of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and serves on the Board of Directors/Executive Council of the ATA and International Thyroid Oncology Group, as well as practice guidelines committees for the ATA, NCCN, and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons; for the ATA, she is chairing the committee responsible for writing the next iteration of differentiated thyroid cancer guidelines. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Surgery.

Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, MA at Oxford, and MD at Johns Hopkins, where she completed the Halsted residency and a fellowship.

Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScMDr. 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.


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