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Steven P. Hodak, President

Dr. Steven P. Hodak, MD Is an endocrinologist and interventional thyroid specialist at NYU Langone Health in New York, where he is also a professor of Medicine and Endocrinology. He is an internationally recognized expert in thyroid molecular diagnostic testing as well as minimally invasive techniques like ethanol and radio frequency ablation for treating thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. Dr. Hodak hosts a weekly radio broadcast called “Medical Grand Rounds” on Doctor Radio Sirius XM channel 110.

Jonathon O. Russell, President Elect

Dr Jonathon O. Russell is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD, where he is also the Director of the Multispecialty Thyroid Tumor Center. His research has focused on novel innovations in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, including minimally invasive techniques such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and remote access surgery (such as transoral thyroidectomy).

Julia Noel, Secretary

Dr. Julia Noel is a head and neck surgeon with fellowship training in endocrine surgery and board certification in otolaryngology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in the surgical care of both benign and malignant thyroid and parathyroid conditions. She has additional expertise and training in minimally invasive approaches and ultrasound-guided techniques performed in the office, particularly chemical and thermal ablative techniques.

Kepal N. Patel, Treasurer

Dr. Kepal Patel is the Chief of the Division of Endocrine Surgery and the Director of the Thyroid Interdisciplinary Program at NYU Langone Health. He has particular expertise in the multidisciplinary treatment of Thyroid and Parathyroid disease along with other head and neck tumors. He earned his M.D. from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and completed his Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Patel’s work has been recognized by numerous awards from prestigious societies such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Head and Neck Society, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the American Thyroid Association. He currently serves in multiple leadership roles both locally and nationally and is on the editorial board of several prominent journals. He has over 75 peer reviewed publications, 12 book chapters, >40 invited lectureships. He is the current past President of the NY Head and Neck Society, Recorder of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Founding member and Treasurer of the North American Society of Interventional Thyroidology (NASIT).


Ralph P. Tufano

Catherine F. Sinclair

Sophie Dream

Chelsey K Baldwin

Committee Chairs

Education & Research Committee

Yinin Hu, Chair

Maria Papaleontiou, Chair

James Y. Lim, Vice Chair

Ethics Committee

Information & Technology Committee

Vaninder Dhillon, Chair

Mary Beth Cunnane, Vice Chair

Membership Committee

Claire E. Graves, Chair

Richard Harding, Chair

Katie McManus, Vice Chair

Program Committee

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