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Research Interests

I have been the Director of Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern Memorial for over 10 years.

Measurement of quality of life. Clinical outcomes for thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal tumors including pheochromocytoma and adrenal cancers. Decision analysis, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Database analysis.

My clinical focus is the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disease. I perform minimally invasive surgery for both conditions. In my office I perform the comprehensive evaluation of thyroid nodules including ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy. I also see patients with a history of thyroid cancer for the evaluation of possible recurrent disease. I have a special interest in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.

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Training Experience

2003Residency, University of Illinois Hospital
2004Fellowship, University of California- San Francisco Medical Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Goiter
  • Graves Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules

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Research Output

A Survey of American Thyroid Association Members Regarding the 2015 Adult Thyroid Nodule and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines

Sawka, A. M., Gagliardi, A. R., Haymart, M. R., Sturgeon, C., Bernet, V., Hoff, K., Angelos, P., Brito, J. P., Haugen, B. R., Kim, B., Kopp, P. A., Mandel, S. J., Ross, D. S., Samuels, M., Sarne, D., Sinclair, C. & Jonklaas, J., Jan 2020, In : Thyroid. 30, 1, p. 25-33 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Zhu, C. Y., Sturgeon, C. & Yeh, M. W., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association.

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    Financial burden and quality of life among thyroid cancer survivors

    Mongelli, M. N., Giri, S., Peipert, B. J., Helenowski, I. B., Yount, S. E. & Sturgeon, C., Mar 2020, In : Surgery (United States). 167, 3, p. 631-637 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Clinical factors associated with worse quality-of-life scores in United States thyroid cancer survivors

    Goswami, S., Peipert, B. J., Mongelli, M. N., Kurumety, S. K., Helenowski, I. B., Yount, S. E. & Sturgeon, C., Jul 2019, In : Surgery (United States). 166, 1, p. 69-74 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Post-thyroidectomy neck appearance and impact on quality of life in thyroid cancer survivors

    Kurumety, S. K., Helenowski, I. B., Goswami, S., Peipert, B. J., Yount, S. & Sturgeon, C., Jun 1 2019, In : Surgery (United States). 165, 6, p. 1217-1221 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations