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Aarti Mathur, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Languages: English, Hindi


Adrenal Surgery, Cervical Lymph Node Dissection, Endocrine Diseases, Endocrine Oncology, Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Diseases, Parathyroid Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Surgery, Thyroid Tumors, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) more

Research Interests

Clinical studies of patients with hyperparathyroidism; Outcomes after endocrine surgery, Molecular markers of thyroid cancer more

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Aarti Mathur, M.D., is an endocrine surgeon for the Johns Hopkins Division of Surgical Oncology and an assistant professor of surgery for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Mathur sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. She is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. 

Dr. Mathur specializes in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and cervical lymph nodes. Her expertise includes thyroid surgery for nodules, goiters, Graves disease, thyroid cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, surgery for persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. 

Dr. Mathur earned her medical degree at The University of Texas. She completed a general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital, followed by fellowships at the National Cancer Institute, where she spent several years studying immunotherapy and surgical oncology, performing endocrine surgery research, and caring for patients with advanced oncologic diseases. Dr. Mathur also completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Mathur is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Thyroid Association.

Dr. Mathur has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, written numerous book chapters on the surgical management of endocrine disease, and presented at national meetings. She is an active clinician-scientist with research interests in endocrine surgical outcomes. She is the recipient of multiple research grants, including the Clinician Scientist Career Development Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the American Thyroid Association Training Grant, and the Marie J. Simonian Award for Excellence in Clinical Research and Charles A. Hufnagel Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research from Georgetown University Hospital. more


  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery - Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2004)


  • General Surgery; MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center (2007)
  • General Surgery; MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center (2013)


  • Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)
  • National Institutes of Health (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2014)

Additional Training

  • Maryland Medical License
  • District of Columbia Medical License

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Mathur A, Weng J, Moses W, Steinberg SM, Rahbari R, Kitano M, Khanafshar E, Ljung B, Duh Q, Clark OH, Kebebew E. A prospective trial evaluating the accuracy of using combined clinical factors and candidate diagnostic markers to refine the accuracy of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy.  Surgery 2010. Dec; 148(6): 1170-6.

Mathur A, Moses W, Rahbari R, Khanafshar E, Duh QY, Clark O, Kebebew E. Higher Rate of BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid cancer over time: A single-institution study.  Cancer 2011: Oct; 117(19):4390-5.

Mathur A, Najafian A, Schneider EB, Zeiger MA, Olson MT.  Malignancy risk and reproducibility associated with atypia of undetermined significance on thyroid cytology.  Surgery 2014: Dec 156(6): 1471-6.

Mathur A, Olson M, Zeiger M.  Follicular Lesions of the Thyroid Gland. Surg Clin N Am. 2014: Jun; 94(3):499-513

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Blalock Building, Suite 606
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Activities & Honors


  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Best Poster Competition Award
  • American Thyroid Association Training Grant
  • Marie J. Simonian Ward for Excellence in Clinical Research


  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Association of Women Surgeons

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