Expert Team

The Thyroid Cancer Program 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 program'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 program's expert team includes:

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Odelia Cooper, MD

Attending Physician Division of Endocrinology

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Jordan Geller, MD

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Ning-Ai Liu, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Shlomo Melmed, MD ChB, MACP, FRCP , MB

Dean of the Medical Faculty
Senior Vice President Academic Affairs

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Wendy Sacks, MD


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Run Yu, MD, PhD

Co-Director Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program

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Hematology and Oncology

Marina Vaysburd, MD


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Nuclear Medicine

Alan Waxman, MD

Director Nuclear Medicine

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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
Professor of Pathology

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Karen A. Scharre, MD

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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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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Kenneth W. Adashek, MD, FACS

General Surgery

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Michel Babajanian, MD


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Jason S. Cohen, MD, FACS


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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

Director Head and Neck Cancer Program
Co-Director Thyroid Cancer Program

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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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