Prof. Gregory W. Randolph

Harvard Medical School, USA

Gregory W. Randolph MD, FACS, FACE is Full Professor of Otolaryngology and the Claire and John Bertucci endowed Chair in Thyroid Surgical Oncology at Harvard Medical School and Surgeon at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. He trained at Cornell and Harvard Medical Schools. He serves as Director of the General Otolaryngology Division and founded and directs the Division of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. Dr. Randolph has a thyroid and parathyroid surgical practice seeing patients and operating at both Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary and Mass General Hospital.

Dr. Randolph has focused the bulk of his research on recurrent laryngeal nerve anatomy, preservation and monitoring during thyroid cancer surgery with focus on importance of laryngeal exam, recognition of lymph node metastasis and revision cancer surgery and has over 155 peer reviewed publications. He has lead thyroid surgical missions to thyroid surgical units in St. Petersburg, Russia, Guangzhou, China, Kenya, rural India and in the Chernobyl region of the Ukraine.  As a founding Steering Committee member of the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer (the largest thyroid cancer meeting in the world ) he is currently codirecting the 2017 World Congress in Boston  He founded and directs the Harvard Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Course for surgeons and has directed international surgical courses in Italy, India, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. He has received board certification from the European Union’s Board of Surgery in Neck Endocrine Surgery. He has published an endocrine surgical text: “Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands” published by Elsevier Saunders now in its second edition as well as a text centered on surgery of the recurrent laryngeal nerve “The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves” published by Theime Publishers.  He was director of International Affairs for the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery served on their Board of Directors and currently is the Academy’s President. He has served as Treasurer and on the executive board of the American Thyroid Association. He currently serves as chair of the Endocrine Surgery Committees of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology is chair –elect of the Endocrine Surgical Section of the American Head and Neck Society and is on the Board of Directors of the International Thyroid Oncology Group.  He founded along with Dr. Henning Dralle of Germany the global International Neural Monitoring Study Group which has generated multiple publications and standards guidelines for neural monitoring at thyroid surgery.




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