Multidisciplinary Thyroid Tumor Center


Johns Hopkins offers comprehensive treatment provided by a multidisciplinary team specializing in surgical oncology, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, medical oncology, endocrinology and radiation oncology. Patients may benefit from delicate surgery for thyroid cancer pioneered at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. This technique allows physicians to remove cancerous tumors without destroying the nerve to the vocal cords, thereby preserving speech. Our experts are recognized for their expertise in treating the most challenging cases. Additionally, Johns Hopkins is one of the first centers in the world to offer transoral endoscopic and robotic thyroid surgery, helping some patients avoid an incision on their neck.

Johns Hopkins thyroid cancer experts also offer clinical trials aimed at finding new treatments that may eventually set the standard of care for patients.    

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Thyroid Cancer Treatment?

Thyroid Cancer Testing and Treatment

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Current treatment incorporates multidisciplinary specialists including world class surgeons, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, otolaryngologists and specialized nurses. Most thyroid cancers are diagnosed by fine needle aspiration which entails extracting cells from the affected area using a very thin needle. This needle is guided by ultrasound technology for safe extraction with minimal discomfort.


Johns Hopkins Thyroid Cancer Surgery Centers

Johns Hopkins offers thyroid cancer patients two specialized thyroid surgery centers of excellence.
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Center

    The Thyroid and Parathyroid Center is comprised of a specialized team of Otolaryngologists, also known as ENTs. Our expert surgeons' concentrated training in the head and neck provides comprehensive care for more advanced disease that may have spread to the lymph nodes.

  • Johns Hopkins Endocrine Surgery

    provides state-of-the art surgical care of endocrine diseases (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands). Endocrine diseases are those that affect hormone producing glands of the body and require specialized care.