Patricia Shen Chi Wu, MD
Chief of Endocrinology
Kaiser Permanente San Diego
My interest in thyroid began as a junior resident at the Thyroid Unit at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland working with Tony Toft. During this time, I participated in several clinical research studies that not only sparked my passion for thyroidology but also led to publications. During a research fellowship at Mayo Clinic with Ian Hay and Norman Ederhardt, I explored the world of thyroid cancer through molecular endocrinology research, paving the way towards the current understanding of the molecular genetics of thyroid cancer. I continued with studies of how thyroid hormone effect the cardiac SERCA2 gene with Wolfgang Dillmann at UC San Diego. My current interest is in clinical practice with focus on thyroid diseases. We follow approximately 900 active patients with thyroid cancer in our clinic. I continue to teach at UC San Diego Medical School and am responsible for the thyroid section of the Endocrine Pathology Course.
I was an ATA member as a fellow and attended several annual meetings where I was able to network and meet many ATA members who became friends, colleagues and mentors. The presentations were always of the highest quality and relevance. The world of thyroid is moving at a rapid pace and I keep up with it by being a member of the ATA.
Dumitru Ioachim, MD
C I Parhon Endocrinology Institute Bucharest Romania
I work as a pathologist and cytopathologist in thyroid and parathyroid surgical pathology field. My professional expertise is situated at the intersection between clinical endocrinology – thyroidology , surgery, oncology and imagery.
I find ATA and its journals as the most interesting multidisciplinary arena, responding to my professional aspirations. I have been reading Thyroid for more than 10 years, and believe it is one of the best journals I follow in my career.
Nobuhiro Fukunari, MD, PhD
Showa University School of Medicine
Yokohama , Japan
I am a Japanese Endocrine Surgeon and also expert of thyroid ultrasound and interventions. Number of my thyroid surgery has been over 4500 cases and number of thyroid intervention (PEI, RFA) was over 5000 cases. I used to work for Ito Hospital (Tokyo, JPN) with Dr. Ito and Dr. Hiroshi Takami for about 10 years. At present, I have been working for Showa Univ. Hospital as the professor of Surgery and facing on thyroid surgery, imaging diagnosis and intervention.
I would like to join in ATA member and work together in the clinical thyroid fields, which include minimally invasive surgery, differential diagnosis of follicular neoplasm, clinical introduction of thyroid interventions of PEI and RFA for the treatment of not only thyroid benign nodules but malignant cases.
Rachel Lynne Slotcavage, MD
Endocrine Surgery Resident
Cooper Medical School of Rowan
As a current chief resident in General Surgery, I am ecstatic to have recently matched into an Endocrine Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. It is my ambition to practice exclusively Endocrine Surgery in an academic setting, with a focus on thyroid and parathyroid disease.
My interest in ATA membership is two-fold. I have particular interest in clinical treatment guideline development, and aim to be part of the process through the ATA in the future. Also, I have been advised that the trainee resources offered by the ATA are invaluable to someone at my level.