Center of Excellence

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A "Center of Excellence" is a facility that has extensive experience with Medullary Thyroid Cancer. We cannot overemphasize the importance of being treated by specialists. In many cases, only an endocrinologist or endocrine surgeon who has treated dozens or hundreds of cases will have the kind of experience needed to help you maneuver through treatment decisions.

We do not claim that this is a comprehensive list - it mainly is reported by other MTC survivors. If your physician is not listed, you may add their name or send an email to Casey.

Endocrine Surgeons

(Most perform thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery):

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Florida

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Texas

Wisconsin

Endocrinologists and Oncologists

Unless otherwise specified, this list includes primarily endocrinologists. It is expected that more and more oncologists will be coming on board to help treat MTC patients as new systemic targeted therapies are added as treatment options for inoperable metastatic disease.

Arizona

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Missouri

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Texas

Washington

International MTC Specialists

Australia

  • Bruce Robinson, MD - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Specialists reported at Royal North Shore Hospital

Canada

Denmark

England

  • Malcolm Wheeler, MD - Surgeon - Cardiff, England
  • Derek Alderson, MD - Surgeon - Birmingham, England
  • Mr Mark Lansdown, MD - Surgeon – St James’ Hospital, Leeds
  • Mr Barney Harrison, MD - Surgeon – Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
  • Mr Klaus-Martin Schulte, MD - Surgeon – King’s College Hospital, London
  • Mr David Scott-Coombes, MD - Surgeon – University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

France

  • Martin Schlumberger, MD – Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris, France

Germany

  • Henning Dralle, MD - University of Halle, Germany

India

  • Dr Anil Decruz at TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumba; He is a director in TMC & excellent surgeon for MTC

Israel

  • David Gross, Simona Gruzinsky Glasberg, Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. The phone number of their department is 973-2-6776788. Reported as MTC specialists.
  • Dr. Popovitzer, oncologist (we have been in contact with at the Rabin Medical Center. 973-77-5402868)

Italy

The Netherlands

  • The university hospitals of Groningen, Leiden, Rotterdam and Utrecht are specialized medical centres for MTC.
  • Utrecht is on top of that specialized in the care of MEN-syndrome patients and performing preventive surgery on (very young) children.
  • Groningen
  • Cancer Centre (Polikliniek 20)
  • Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen 50 361 61 61
  • Tumorwerkgroep schildkliercarcinoom
  • Leiden
  • Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
  • Chirurg endocriene-, hoofd/hals chirurgie Prof.dr. J.Kievit (Schildklier en bijschildklier)
  • Polikliniek Heelkunde 071 5264309
  • Rotterdam
  • Erasmus MC
  • Sectie Endocrinologie – Afdeling Inwendige Geneeskunde 010 704 4986
  • Dr. R.P. Peeters, internist-endocrinoloog
  • prof. dr. W.W. de Herder, internist-endocrinoloog.
  • E-mail: r.peeters@erasmusmc.nl
  • Utrecht
  • UMC Utrecht
  • Polikliniek Endocrinologie
  • Dr. G.D. Valk, internist-endocrinoloog
  • Dr. B. Zonnenberg, internist-oncoloog 088 75 563 03
  • poli-endocrinologie@umcutrecht.nl

Pediatric MTC Specialists

  • Michael Skinner, MD – Pediatric Surgeon - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Steven Waguespack, MD – Pediatric Endocrinologist - MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Other MTC Related Specialists

Vocal Cord Surgery/Specialists

  • Richard McHugh, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Radiofrequency Ablation

  • Mira Miles, MD – Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, OH
  • Alan Siperstein, MD – Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, OH

Pheochromocytoma

  • William F Young Jr., MD - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
  • Karel Pacak MD, PhD - NIH (National Institutes of Health) - Bethesda, MD
  • Emmannuel L. Bravo, MD - Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH