Find a Thyroid Cancer Expert

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a comprehensive center for the detection and treatment of thyroid cancer. Over the past decade, our team has treated more than 6,000 people with thyroid cancer, one of the most curable types of cancer.

Our thyroid cancer experts use the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive approaches when possible. We were among the first to routinely use synthetic thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in combination with radioactive iodine therapy, improving both the effectiveness of the therapy and the quality of patients’ lives. Our radiologists are experts in Image Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which targets radiation treatments directly to tumors while sparing surrounding tissue. We use PET scans in patients with a high risk of tumor recurrence to determine whether the cancer is growing or has spread, and to select the most appropriate follow-up treatment. Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have also identified many of the genetic changes that can result in thyroid cancer, and are using this knowledge to develop a new generation of novel therapies.

Surgery, Adult

Jay O. Boyle, MD -- Director, Fellowship Training Program in Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Fellowship Training Program in Head and Neck Surgery
Pictured: Luc G. T. Morris
Catherine and Frederick R. Adler Chair for Junior Faculty
Pictured: Jatin Shah
Elliot W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology
Ashok R. Shaha, MD, FACS -- Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh
Director, Laboratory of Epithelial Cancer Biology
Richard J. Wong
Chief, Head and Neck Service

Surgery, Pediatric

Jay O. Boyle, MD -- Director, Fellowship Training Program in Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Fellowship Training Program in Head and Neck Surgery
Michael P. La Quaglia
Chief, Pediatric Surgical Service; Joseph H. Burchenal Chair in Pediatrics
Pictured: Jatin Shah
Elliot W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology
Ashok R. Shaha, MD, FACS -- Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

Endocrinology

Medical Oncology

Pictured: David Pfister
Chief, Head and Neck Oncology Service
Alan L. Ho, MD, PhD
Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Nuclear Medicine

Steven M. Larson, MD -- Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Radiology
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Radiology; Attending, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service, Department of Radiology; Member and Lab Head, Molecular Pharmacology Program

Radiation Therapy

Richard M. Gewanter, MD -- Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology
Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology
Nancy Y. Lee, MD
Vice-Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Experimental Therapeutics

Pediatrics

Charles A. Sklar, MD -- Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Program
Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Program

Social Work