Gerard Doherty, MD – Endocrine Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Gerard M. Doherty, MD

Healthcare Professional
Department of Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Tower One, Room 220
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dr. Gerard Doherty is an acclaimed endocrine surgeon and a graduate of Holy Cross and the Yale School of Medicine. He completed residency training at UCSF, including Medical Staff Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Doherty joined Washington University School of Medicine in 1993, and became Professor of Surgery in 2001. In 2002 he became Head of General Surgery and the Norman W. Thompson Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan, where he also served as the General Surgery Program Director and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Doherty was trained in Surgical Oncology, and has practiced the breadth of that specialty, including as Founder and Co-Director of the Breast Health Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical and administrative work was integral in the establishment of the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University.  Since joining the University of Michigan in 2002, he has focused mainly on surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas and adrenal glands as well as the surgical management of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes.


Representative Publications:

Graves’ Disease And Thymic Hyperplasia

Fibroblasts Expressing the Thyrotropin Receptor Overarch Thyroid and Orbit in Graves’ Disease

Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Relationship to Cancer Stage in Patients Who Underwent Thyroidectomy for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Reasons Associated With Total Thyroidectomy as Initial Surgical Management of an Indeterminate Thyroid Nodule