American Thyroid Association Professional Guidelines

 

ATA Guidelines Development

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer.

The Guidelines were compiled by American Thyroid Association Guidelines Taskforces selected for their expertise on the topic. The Guidelines are reviewed by the ATA Board of Directors and submitted to the ATA membership for comment. 

ATA Guidelines Disclaimer

The American Thyroid Association develops Clinical Practice Guidelines to provide guidance and recommendations for particular practice areas concerning thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. The Guidelines are not inclusive of all proper approaches or methods, or exclusive of others. The Guidelines do not establish a standard of care and specific outcomes are not guaranteed.

Treatment decisions must be made based on the independent judgment of health care providers and each patient’s individual circumstances. A guideline is not intended to take the place of physician judgment in diagnosing and treatment of particular patients. Read More…

American Thyroid Association (ATA) Guidelines and Surgical Statements

ATA Guidelines:

Clinical and Professional Ethics Guidelines for the Practice of Thyroidology (2013)
M.S. Rosenthal, P. Angelos, D.S. Cooper, C. Fassler, S.G. Finder, M.T. Hays, B. Tendler, and G.D. Braunstein (Chair) for the American Thyroid Association Ethics Advisory Committee

American Thyroid Association Guide to Investigating Thyroid Hormone Economy and Action in Rodent and Cell Models (2013)
A.C. Bianco, G. Anderson, D. Forrest, V.A. Galton, B. Gereben, B.W. Kim, P.A. Kopp, X.H. Liao, M.J. Obregon, R. Peeters, S. Refetoff, D.S. Sharlin, W.S. Simonides, R.E. Weiss, and G.R. Williams

American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Management of Patients with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (2012)
R.C. Smallridge, K.B. Ain, S.L. Asa, K.C. Bible, J.D. Brierley, K.D. Burman, E. Kebebew, N.Y. Lee, Y.E. Nikiforov, M.S. Rosenthal, M. H. Shah, A.R. Shaha, and R.M. Tuttle for the American Thyroid Association Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Taskforce

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hypothyroidism in Adults: Cosponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association (2012)
J.R. Garber, R.H. Cobin, H. Gharib, J.V. Hennessey, I. Klein, J.I. Mechanick, R. Pessah-Pollack, P.A. Singer, and K.A. Woeber for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American Thyroid Association Taskforce on Hypothyroidism in Adults

Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum (2011)
The American Thyroid Association Taskforce on Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum: A. Stagnaro-Green (Chair), M. Abalovich, E. Alexander, F. Azizi, J. Mestman, R. Negro, A. Nixon, E.N. Pearce, O.P. Soldin, S. Sullivan, and W. Wiersinga

Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis: Management Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2011)
The American Thyroid Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Taskforce on Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis: R.S. Bahn (Chair), H.B. Burch, D.S. Cooper, J.R. Garber, M.C. Greenlee, I. Klein, P. Laurberg, I.R. McDougall, V.M. Montori, S.A. Rivkees, D.S. Ross, J.A. Sosa, and M.N. Stan

Radiation Safety in the Treatment of Patients with Thyroid Diseases by Radioiodine 131I: Practice Recommendations of the American Thyroid Association (2011)
The American Thyroid Association Taskforce on Radioiodine Safety: J.C. Sisson, J. Freitas, I.R. McDougall, L.T. Dauer, J.R. Hurley, J.D. Brierley, C.H. Edinboro, D. Rosenthal, M.J. Thomas, J.A. Wexler, E. Asamoah, A.M. Avram, M. Milas, and C. Greenlee

Revised American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (2009)
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) Guidelines Taskforce on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer D.S. Cooper, (Chair), G.M. Doherty, B.R. Haugen, R.T. Kloos, S.L. Lee, S.J. Mandel, E.L. Mazzaferri, B. McIver, F. Pacini, M. Schlumberger, S.I. Sherman, D.L. Steward, and R.M. Tuttle

Official Italian Translation of the 2009 American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Management Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association (2009)
Richard T. Kloos (Chair), Charis Eng, Douglas B. Evans, Gary L. Francis, Robert F. Gagel, Hossein Gharib, Jeffrey F. Moley, Furio Pacini, Matthew D. Ringel, Martin Schlumberger, Samuel A. Wells Jr

Surgical Statements:

American Thyroid Association Statement on Outpatient Thyroidectomy (2013)
D.J. Terris, S. Snyder, D. Carneiro-Pla, W.B. Inabnet, III, E. Kandil, L. Orloff, M. Shindo, R.P. Tufano, R.M. Tuttle, M. Urken, and M.W. Yeh for the American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee Writing Task Force

American Thyroid Association Design and Feasibility of a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Prophylactic Central Lymph Node Dissection for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (2012)
T. Carling, S.E. Carty, M.M. Ciarleglio, D.S. Cooper, G.M. Doherty, L.T. Kim, R.T. Kloos, E.L. Mazzaferri Sr., P.N. Peduzzi, S.A. Roman, R.S. Sippel, J.A. Sosa, B.C. Stack Jr., D.L. Steward, R.P. Tufano, R.M. Tuttle, and R. Udelsman, for the American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee

American Thyroid Association Statement on the Essential Elements of Interdisciplinary Communication of Perioperative Information for Patients Undergoing Thyroid Cancer Surgery (2012)
S.E. Carty, G.M. Doherty, W.B. Inabnet III, J.L. Pasieka, G.W. Randolph, A.R. Shaha, D.J. Terris, R.P. Tufano, and R.M. Tuttle, for the Surgical Affairs Committee of the American Thyroid Association

Consensus Statement on the Terminology and Classification of Central Neck Dissection for Thyroid Cancer (2009)
The American Thyroid Association Surgery Working Group with Participation from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and American Head and Neck Society: S.E. Carty, D.S. Cooper, G.M. Doherty, Q.-Y. Duh, R.T. Kloos, S.J. Mandel, G.W. Randolph, B.C. Stack, Jr., D.L. Steward, D.J. Terris, G.B. Thompson, R.P. Tufano, R.M. Tuttle, and R. Udelsman