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Erik K. Alexander, MD

Chief, Thyroid Section, Dept of Medicine|Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Professor of Medicine & Associate Dean for UME (BWH)|Harvard Medical School

Dr. Erik K. Alexander is Chief of the Thyroid Section at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He is an expert in the field of thyroid nodule evaluation and thyroid cancer care, having published over 200 peer reviewed articles including seminal works in the NEJM, Lancet Endocrinology, JAMA, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Erik is a member of the 2015 ATA Thyroid Nodule and Cancer clinical guidelines committee, and separately co-chaired the 2017 ATA clinical guidelines on Thyroid illness during Pregnancy.  Dr Alexander is a former member of the ATA's Board of Directors.  His current work focuses upon novel molecular and genomic understand of disease, and the ability of such efforts to influence prognostic strategy for patients ahead.  Separate from his thyroid expertise, Erik is a passionate medical educator and serves as BWH Vice President of Education and HMS Associate Dean for Medical Education.


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