HVMA-MEE Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgical Program

In 2015, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) physicians began a collaborative program to combine the surgical expertise in endocrinology and otolaryngology from both institutions to optimize care for HVMA patients.

Dr. Chia Haddad and Dr. Hien Tierney, both full-time physicians practicing at HVMA, perform thyroid and parathyroid endocrine surgical cases at Mass. Eye and Ear, where nerve monitoring technology and the expertise of physicians with subspecialty training in thyroid and parathyroid endocrine surgery are valuable resources. 

Dr. Haddad and Dr. Tierney are also closely involved in conferences and academic presentations at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School related to thyroid and parathyroid endocrine surgery to expand their research and academic opportunities in the field.

Dr. Jeremy Richmon is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.


HVMA Physicians

Chia Haddad, MD

Dr. Chia Haddad portraitDr. Haddad received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in otorhinolaryngology—head and neck surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified otolaryngologist and practices at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston and Quincy. She has a specific interest and focus in treating both benign and malignant conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. She operates exclusively at Mass. Eye and Ear.


Hien Tierney, MD

Dr. Hien Tierney portraitDr. Tierney received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She then went on to complete her residency training in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery in the Harvard Medical School Otolaryngology Residency Program. She is board-certified in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and has an interest and commitment to providing comprehensive surgical care for both benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. She has practiced at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Wellesley, Quincy, and Boston since 2010. 


Jeremy D. Richmon, MD

Dr. Jeremy Richmon portraitDr. Jeremy Richmon is an internationally recognized leader in head and neck robotic surgery and has been at the forefront of remote-access thyroid surgery in the United States including transoral approaches. While not all patients may be appropriate candidates for this technique, it affords the benefit of no visible scar on the neck. Together with Dr. Gregory Randolph, this approach is being further explored at Mass. Eye and Ear.




MEE Physicians

Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS, FACE, Chief of Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery 

Paul M. Konowitz, MD, FACS 


Other Leadership

Jeffrey Garber, MD, Chief of Endocrinology, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 

Ralph Ianuzzi, MD, Chief of Otolaryngology, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates