2020 Board of Directors



Optimal Thyroid Health for All


Transforming thyroid care through clinical excellence, education, scientific discovery and advocacy in a collaborative community


Scientific inquiry | Clinical excellence | Patient advocacy | Education | Public service 

Diversity, equity and inclusion | Ethical conduct |Worldwide collaboration and collegiality


The American Thyroid Association® (ATA) is dedicated to transforming thyroid care through clinical excellence, education, scientific discovery and advocacy in a collaborative community. ATA®is an international professional medical society with over 1,700 members from 70 countries around the world. Celebrating its 96th anniversary, the ATA® delivers its mission — transforming thyroid care through clinical excellence, education, scientific discovery and advocacy in a collaborative community — through several key endeavors: the publication of highly regarded professional journals, Thyroid®, Clinical Thyroidology®, and VideoEndocrinology™; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators; support of online professional, public and patient educational programs; and the development of guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. The ATA® promotes thyroid awareness and information through its online Clinical Thyroidology®for the Public (distributed free of charge to over 12,000 patients and public subscribers) and extensive, authoritative explanations of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer in both English and Spanish. The ATA® website www.thyroid.org serves as a bonafide clinical resource for patients and the public who look for reliable information on the Internet.


  1. To foster and support research on thyroid molecular and cell biology, physiology, and diseases.
  2. To disseminate new knowledge that leads to prevention, diagnosis,and treatment of thyroid diseases.
  3. To support education of trainees, basic scientists, physicians, and other health care professionals concerned with investigating, diagnosing, and treating thyroid diseases.
  4. To establish and guide public policies on the causes, diagnosis, and management of thyroid diseases and related disorders.
  5. To be the advocate for thyroid specialists in the councils concerned with science, clinical medicine, and health care delivery.
  6. To encourage broad-based support from industry and other parties to fulfill the Association’s scientific and educational missions.
  7. To stimulate philanthropic giving to a fund that supports the Association’s activities.
  8. To enlarge and diversify the Association’s membership
  9. To develop, implement, and regularly review the Association’s long-term plan.
  10. To foster contact, collegiality, and collaboration among members and within the international thyroid community.
  11. To promote collaboration with thyroid societies in other regions of the world concerning public health and other scientific issues.

Annual Meeting

The ATA annual meeting, held every fall, brings together over 1,500 physicians and investigators from around the world to share the newest clinical and basic science research into thyroid disease. The meeting features posters, platform presentations, symposia, “discussion-debate/meet the professor” style workshops, and distinguished lectures. Awards are made to outstanding clinicians, academicians, young researchers, and dedicated Association members. Selected young investigators receive travel grants to attend the meeting. Exhibitors present related pharmaceutical, laboratory, diagnostic, publication, and organizational products and services. Every fifth year, the American Thyroid Association® joins with the Latin American Thyroid Society, the European Thyroid Association, and the Asia Oceania Thyroid Association for an International Thyroid Congress.

Professional Guidelines

The American Thyroid Association® develops Clinical Practice Guidelines to provide guidance and recommendations for particular practice areas concerning thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. Guidelines are revised every 3-5 years as new data is available.  Treatment decisions must be made based on the independent judgment of health care providers and each patient’s individual circumstances. Guideline development includes an identification of areas for future study and research, indicating the focus for future investigational therapy; based on the findings reviewed and synthesized from the latest literature.

ATA Controversies in Thyroidology Welcome Remarks

May 22, 2020

ATA Personalized Approach to Thyroid Disorders Webcast Welcome Remarks

May 22, 2020

An April 28 message from the President-Elect of the ATA

April 29, 2020

A March 30 message from the Secretary of the ATA

April 28, 2020

Valerie Ann Galton Fund

April 27, 2020

An April 13 message from the President of the ATA

April 12, 2020

ATA Secretary/Chief Operating Officer Jacqueline Jonklaas, M.D. invites you to Join the ATA®

February 21, 2020

Join The ATA®

We invite you to join the American Thyroid Association® (ATA). The leading worldwide organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer, the ATA is an international individual membership organization with over 1,600 members from 43 countries around the world.


Prestigious awards are made to clinicians, academicians, young researchers, and premier ATA members who have made outstanding contributions in thyroidology. The awards include the Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Award Lectureship, Paul Starr Award, Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Lectureship, the Van Meter Award, the ATA Distinguished Service Award, and the John B. Stanbury Thyroid Pathophysiology Medal.

2017-2018 American Thyroid Association® Annual Report

Read our most recent Annual Report

ATA Annual Report 2018

2017 – 2018 American Thyroid Association® Annual Report

2016 American Thyroid Association® Annual Report

ATA Annual Report 2016

2016 American Thyroid Association® Annual Report

Support the ATA

With your help, there is new hope for the millions of people who suffer from thyroid disease.ATA Case for Support
Case for Support – Leading The Way
Understanding, Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Thyroid Disease

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