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Welcome to Doctor Thyroid with Philip James

This is a meeting place to hear from top thyroid doctors and healthcare professionals.

The Doctor Thyroid interviews are intended to be a resource for those wanting to thrive, regardless of setbacks related to thyroid disease.  Seeking good health information can be a challenge, hopefully this platform provides you with better treatment alternatives as related to endocrinology, surgery, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, functional medicine, pathology, and radiation treatment.

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Coming in October: Dr. Leonard Wartofsky from MedStar

Start date: August 2, 2017

End date: November 2, 2017

Dr. Leonard Wartofsky is an endocrinologist in Washington, District of Columbia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including MedStar Washington Hospital Center and University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 40 years.

Coming in October: Dr. Jeremy Freeman from University of Toronto

Start date: August 2, 2017

End date: November 2, 2017

Dr. Jeremy Freeman attended medical school at the University of Toronto, graduating with highest honours. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Toronto.  After receiving his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1978, he spent two further years of advanced training, one as a Gordon Richards Fellow at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto in Radiation and Medical Oncology and a second year as a McLaughlin Fellow, training in Head and Neck Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, UK. He was the first fellow of the Advanced Training Council sponsored by the two head and neck societies.  He has delivered over 500 scholarly addresses and published 280 articles in the scientific literature.  He is on the editorial board of several high impact journals.  He has trained hundreds of post graduate residents and 71 fellows.  A Full Professor, he occupies the Temmy Latner/Dynacare Chair in Head and Neck Oncology at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine.  He has an active practice focusing on head and neck oncology with a primary interest in endocrine surgery of the head and neck.

Coming in November: Dr. Akira Miyauchi from Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan

Start date: March 21, 2017

End date: November 30, 2017

Akira Miyauchi, MD, PhD, visiting professor at Nippon Medical University in Tokyo, and COO of Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan, and author of the study, “Active Surveillance Preferable for Patients With Low-Risk Thyroid Microcarcinoma”.   Patients who elect to undergo immediate surgery for low-risk thyroid-related microcarcinoma may be subjecting themselves to unnecessary risk, according to findings from a large study in Japan.  The study, described this month in an article in the journal Thyroid,1 found that 974 patients who opted for immediate surgery had significantly higher risks for adverse results than a group of 1179 patients who chose active surveillance. These adverse results include vocal cord paralysis, hypothyroidism, need for L-thyroxine, post-surgical hematoma, and surgical scars.

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