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Thyroid and Parathyroid Care

Thyroid specialists in the head and neck endocrine surgery team diagnose and treat patients with a variety of thyroid and parathyroid conditions including tumors, nodules and hyperparathyroidism. If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid or parathyroid condition, you can count on our team to provide a personalized treatment plan, tailored to your unique condition and personal needs.


Conditions We Treat

Our surgeons provide an individualized treatment plan based on your thyroid and/or parathyroid diagnosis.


Why Choose Johns Hopkins Thyroid and Parathyroid Center?

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A Multidisciplinary Approach

Our center works with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the highest quality of patient care.

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Surgical Expertise

We offer scarless and minimally invasive techniques such as transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat your thyroid and parthyroid conditions.

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Advanced Research

We strive to improve patient care by advancing our research on thyroid and parathyroid cancers.

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Expanding access to health care

Telemedicine appointments are now available for Maryland and Florida patients.


Request An Appointment

  • Schedule by phone

    New and existing patients: 443-997-6467
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  • Schedule online through MyChart

    Existing Patients: Log into MyChart | Sign up for MyChart.
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Thyroid and Parathyroid Specialists

Our head and neck endocrine surgery team is composed of surgeons, endocrinologists, pathologists, radiologists and rehabilitation therapists who work together to develop an individualized plan especially that addresses your care before, during and after treatment.

Patient Stories

Learn how Johns Hopkins specialists helped patients survive thyroid and parathyroid conditions.

  • Roberta's Story

    Philadelphia native Roberta Perry recovered from papillary carcinoma, the most common type of thyroid cancer. Learn how her care team, including Ralph Tufano, M.B.A., M.D., performed a surgical approach to remove lymph nodes in her thyroid.

    Roberta with Drs. Tufano and Lopez
  • Hetty's Story

    Hetty Devroom, a retired nurse researcher, had primary hyperparathyroidism. Head and neck surgeon Ralph Tufano, M.D., M.B.A., performed an operation that addressed the problem without leaving a scar on Hetty’s neck.

    Hetty, after her surgery, enjoying a tropical cruise
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