Andrew J. Bauer, M.D., Endocrinologist, is a specialist in thyroid cancer in children and teens. Dr. Bauer is a Colonel in the Marine Corps of the USA, and is on the staff at Walter Reed Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University, in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has spoken at numerous ThyCa events.
Keith C. Bible, M.D., Ph.D., is Chair of the Endocrine Malignancies Disease-Oriented Group at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He combines clinical practice as a medical oncologist with basic, translational, and clinical research initiatives directed toward the ultimate goal of improving therapies for patients with cancer. He is a member of the Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Management Guidelines Task Force and Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Management Guidelines Task Forces of the American Thyroid Association. He received his M.D. degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, followed by residency and clinical and research fellowships at the Mayo Clinic.
Naifa Busaidy, M.D., is an Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed postgraduate training at The Royal Hospital and the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; and University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. She is the author of numerous research articles and book chapters. Dr. Busaidy is also the recipient of a ThyCa thyroid cancer research grant.
Maria E. Cabanillas, M.D., Endocrinologist, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. Cabanillas's clinical focus is metastatic thyroid cancer, and her research interests include targeted therapy for metastatic thyroid cancer, as well as supportive care in cancer. She is a graduate of The University of Puerto Rico Medical School. She completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, and a Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles.
Gilbert J. Cote, Ph.D., Researcher, is Professor in the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. In 2010 he was named F1000 Faculty Member of the Year. He is co-author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on molecular and genetic aspects of medullary thyroid cancer.
Andrew G. Gianoukakis, M.D., is an Endocrinologist, and head of the Thyroid Section at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, in Los Angeles, California, He is also Program Director of the Endocrinology and Metabolism training program. Dr. Gianoukakis joined the faculty in 2002. His special interest focuses on autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. Dr. Gianoukakis has developed a primary thyroid epithelial cell culture model.
Elizabeth Grubbs, M.D., is a Surgeon at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas. She is also Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology. She earned her M.D. at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina, followed by postgraduate training at Duke and at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is author of numerous peer-reviewed original research articles.
Joshua Klopper, M.D., Endocrinologist, is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, CO. His research interests focus on treatment of poorly differentiated thyroid cancer, molecular targets in the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily, activation of retinoid, PPARy, and Vitamin D receptors to inhibit cell growth and potentially induce redifferentiation in aggressive thyroid cancers. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, and completed postgraduate training at the University of CO Health Sciences Center. His publication topics include molecular testing for mutations in improving the fine needle aspiration diagnosis of thyroid nodules, DNA profiling analysis of human thyroid cancer cell lines, and inhibiting anaplastic thyroid carcinoma tumor growth.
Barry Nelkin Ph.D., is a Laboratory Scientist at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. His interests include Molecular Mechanisms of Thyroid and Lung Cancers. He received his Ph.D., at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Yuri E. Nikiforov, M.D., Ph.D. is Vice-Chair for Molecular Pathology and Director, Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Nikiforov oversees the operations of the Molecular and Genomic Pathology laboratory in the Clinical Lab Building; he oversees and participates in clinical sign out in the Division. He also serves at Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center at UPMC. His clinical expertise is in surgical pathology of the thyroid gland and in molecular testing of thyroid other tumors. His research is focused on thyroid cancer genetics and mechanisms of chromosomal rearrangements and other mutations induced by ionizing radiation in thyroid cells and other cell types. He has received the Van Meter Award from the American Thyroid Association, as well as The Endocrine Society;s International Award for Publishing Excellence in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Eric J. Sherman, M.D., Oncologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York, received his medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and did his residencies at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center. After a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he joined the Head and Neck Oncology Service there, where he specializes in thyroid cancer and head and neck cancers. Much of his research focuses on targeted therapy in the treatment of thyroid cancers (differentiated thyroid cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, and anaplastic thyroid cancer). Dr. Sherman is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Jennifer A. Sipos, M.D., is Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. Her clinical and research interests are thyroid cancer, general thyroid disorders, and thyroid physiology. Dr. Sipos has authored numerous journal articles and serves as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query Cancer Genetics Editorial Board. Following her graduation from medical school, Dr. Sipos completed a residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a fellowship at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.
Lori J. Wirth, M.D., Medical Oncologist, is Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital, and clinician in the Head and Neck Oncology Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, all in Boston, Massachusetts, where thyroid tumors are one of her specialties. Dr. Wirth graduated from Brown University and received her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital and then became a fellow in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Metastatic/Recurrent Disease Task Force/Head and Neck Steering Committee, as well as a Thyroid Cancer Guideline Panel Member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Dr. Wirth has given numerous invited presentations at the regional, national, and international levels and has authored numerous publications. She is also a reviewer for medical journals.