Maria Papaleontiou, MD is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes. She is a recipient of Fulbright and Howard Hughes Medical Institute scholarships. She is a health services researcher in the field of aging as it pertains to thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer. She is particularly interested in overtreatment with and misuse of thyroid hormone and their adverse effects in older adults. She is also involved in studies focusing on thyroid cancer outcomes using large cancer registries and surveys. Dr. Papaleontiou is currently funded by a K08 award from the National Institute on Aging. She is active in the American Thyroid Association, the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.