Podcast Journal Club

Active Surveillance for Larger Malignant Thyroid Nodules

April 25, 2024


Join host Chase Hendrickson, MD, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in a discussion about a recent article in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism with Anupam Kotwal, MD, from the University of Nebraska, and guest expert Megan Haymart, MD, from the University of Michigan. The article featured this month, by Altshuler et al, was first published online in JCEM in February 2024: “Nonoperative, Active Surveillance of Larger Malignant and Suspicious Thyroid Nodules.”

Meet the Speakers

Megan Haymart and Anupam Kotwal

Megan R. Haymart, MD, is the Nancy Wigginton Endocrinology Research Professor in Thyroid Cancer and professor of medicine at the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2002, completed internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2005, and completed fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Wisconsin in 2007. Dr. Haymart is involved in creating the National Comprehensive Cancer Network thyroid carcinoma guidelines and the upcoming American Thyroid Association adult differentiated thyroid cancer guidelines. She serves as associate editor for the journal Thyroid. She has previously served on the board of directors for the American Thyroid Association, as clinical science chair for the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting steering committee, and as president of Women in Thyroidology. Dr. Haymart has a history of National Institutes of Health-funded research focused on optimizing cancer care delivery and understanding and addressing thyroid cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

Anupam Kotwal, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and member of the Endocrinology-Oncology Group at Buffett Cancer Center at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a physician-scientist specializing in thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, and endocrine adverse effects of cancer therapies. Dr. Kowal graduated from medical school at University of Delhi in India after which he completed internal medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts and an endocrinology fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, and chair of the Midwest section of American Federation for Medical Research. Dr. Kowal’s research is currently funded by a scholar grant from Great-Plains IDeA-CTR network for the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences.



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