Thyroid anatomy

Research and Publications

Our physicians conduct leading-edge research primarily focused on investigations to improve intraoperative nerve monitoring, preservation of voice, and algorithm generation for thyroid cancer management.

Ongoing research investigations include:

  • The application of spectrally encoded laser confocal microscopy to provide intraoperative histologic information without tissue resection. A paper has been published on this subject and additional studies are underway, including the development of a confocal tissue atlas.
  • Vagal electrode intraoperative real time monitoring.
  • Patients who are voice professional artists undergoing thyroid surgery.
  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve malignant invasion.

Research Fellowship in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

The Division offers a one-year proctored research fellowship through the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. For more information, please contact Dipti Kamani.


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Advanced Publications

Thyroid textbook coverThe Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves” by Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS, is a comprehensive up-to-date review of all aspects of recurrent laryngeal nerve and superior laryngeal nerve anatomy, written by world-class US and international experts in anatomy, surgery, and nerve monitoring.





Thyroid textbook cover"Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands: Second Edition" by Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS, is a comprehensive text encompassing the most up-to-date, state-of- the-art knowledge presented by world-renowned authorities in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, providing the detailed guidance needed to produce the best results.