Expert Team

The Thyroid Cancer Center brings together experienced experts in a range of disciplines, including:

  • Endocrinology
  • Surgery and otolaryngology
  • Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Pathology
  • Nuclear Medicine and Radiology

Many of the center's physicians are leaders in their field. The multidisciplinary team offers patients the full range of diagnostic services and treatment options, including medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and emotional approaches.

The center's expert team includes:


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Leadership

Glenn D. Braunstein, MD

Vice President Clinical Innovation
Director Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Cancer Center

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Endocrinology

Glenn D. Braunstein, MD

Vice President Clinical Innovation
Director Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Cancer Center

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Odelia Cooper, MD

Attending Physician Division of Endocrinology

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Jordan Geller, MD

Clinical Chief Endocrinology
Internal Medicine Endocrinologist

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Ning-Ai Liu, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Shlomo Melmed, MB ChB, MACP, FRCP

Dean of the Medical Faculty
Senior Vice President Academic Affairs

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Wendy Sacks, MD

Endocrinologist

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Edward M. Wolin, MD

Co-Director Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program

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Run Yu, MD, PhD

Co-Director Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program

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Hematology and Oncology

Stephen W. Lim, MD

Associate Director Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

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Marina Vaysburd, MD

Hematology/Oncology

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Nuclear Medicine

Alan Waxman, MD

Director Nuclear Medicine

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Pathology

Bonnie Balzer, MD, PhD

Director Surgical Pathology
Director Dermatopathology

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Shikha Bose, MD

Director Cytopathology
Professor of Pathology

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Mariza de Peralta Venturina, MD

Director Immunopathology

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Xuemo Sean Fan, MD, PhD

Co-Director Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Associate Professor of Pathology

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David Frishberg, MD

Vice Chair Anatomic Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology

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Karen A. Scharre, MD

Director Breast Pathology

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Ann E. Walts, MD

Research Pathologist

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Radiation and Radiation Oncology

C. Michele Burnison, MD

Associate Director Radiation Oncology

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Surgery

Kenneth W. Adashek, MD, FACS

General Surgery

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Michel Babajanian, MD

Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon

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Jason S. Cohen, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncology General and Laparoscopic Surgery

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Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Executive Vice Chair of Surgery Surgical Oncology; Department of Surgery
Associate Director Surgical Oncology; Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

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Allen S. Ho, MD

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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Gene Liu, MD

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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Research Participant*

Basil Rapoport, MBChB

Director Thyroid Autoimmune Disease Unit

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H. Phillip Koeffler, MD

Mark Goodson Chair in Oncology Research

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Other Participating Team Members

  • Steven Coloquon, MD