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Naifa L. Busaidy

Naifa Busaidy, MD  is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal Disorders at the University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Her clinical expertise and research interests are primarily focus driven to treat and improve outcomes in patients with aggressive thyroid carcinomas. Dr Busaidy went to Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and her internal medicine residency. She completed her Endocrine fellowship at the combined program of Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her additional research fellowship year at MD Anderson advanced her clinical and research knowledge in Endocrine Tumors. She joined the faculty at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2004 and climbed the ranks to Tenured Associate Professor.  She serves on several institutional committees. There, she also directs the thyroid nodule clinic where they see patients with the spectrum of the disease from initial visit to diagnosis on the same day with results.  As an oncologic endocrinologist, she serves as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of both National Cancer Institute sponsored and industry sponsored trials and publishes on several clinical trials identifying the molecular mechanisms of disease progression and identify targets for improving response to therapy. She serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Committee.  She has served as the Endocrine expert on the National Cancer Institute’s PI3K/mTOR taskforce.  As well as advisory boards and as a consultant for oncology groups and industry to shape the treatment spectrum of thyroid cancer today.  Dr. Busaidy’s service to the American Thyroid Association includes the program committee, research grant committee and the awards committee. She is a member of the International Thyroid Oncology Group Board, AACE, Endocrine Society and several societies where she enjoys serving on multiple committees including mentorship and research committees.  She is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. She has published extensively on Endocrine tumors, specifically thyroid cancer and Endocrine effects of cancer therapy.

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