As part of our Centennial, a series of articles and videos were created to celebrate the past contributions of the ATA membership, look back on the advances in thyroid research and care over the past 100 years, and look into the future for what’s next.  Bookmark this page to view new content as it is posted online.

Additionally, the Clark T Sawin History Resource Center  has detailed resources on the ATA’s history.

Special thanks to

  • David S. Cooper, MD, Elizabeth Pearce, MD, and the late Jerry Hershman, MD for working with Anna Sawka, MD and the Thyroid journal leadership to invite these manuscripts.
  • Sara Ahmadi, MD, Victor Bernet, MD and Michael Yeh, MD for working with Catherine Sinclair, MD and the VideoEndocrinology leadership to invite these videos.
  • Anna Sawka, MD and Catherine Sinclair, MD for working with Angela Leung, MD and the Clinical Thyroidology leadership to promote these historical resources.


Read Online: The American Thyroid Association 1923–2023: Honoring Our Past, Embracing Our Future by David S. Cooper and Peter A. Kopp

January Read Online:  Thyroid Hormone Metabolism: A Historical Perspective 

View Interview with Valerie Galton & Meredith Hartley

Valerie Anne Galton and Arturo Hernandez
February Read Online: The Prevention of Iodine Deficiency: A History

View Interview with Elizabeth Pearce and Sun Lee

Elizabeth Pearce and Michael Zimmerman
March Read Online: Discoveries In Thyroid Autoimmunity In The Past Century

View Interview with Sandra McLachlan, Basil Rapoport and Gregory A. Brent

Sandra McLachlan and Basil Rapoport
April Read Online:Laboratory Thyroid Tests – A Historical Perspective

View Interview with Caroline Nguyen and Carole Spencer

Carole Spencer
May Read Online:Landmark Discoveries In Maternal-Fetal Thyroid Disease Over The Past Century

View Interview with Lilah Morris-Wiseman and Angela Leung

Angela Leung
June Read Online: Radioactive Iodine: A Living History

View Interview with Giuseppe Barbesino and Douglas Ross

Douglas Ross and Gilbert Daniels
July Read Online: Discoveries Around The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis Paolo Beck-Peccoz and Jerry Hershman (deceased in July 2022)
August Read Online: History of Thyroid Ultrasound Robert Levine
September Read Online: History of Thyroid Surgery In The Last Century Lisa Orloff and Sareh Parangi
October Read Online: A Historical Reflection on Scientific Advances in Understanding Thyroid Hormone Action Gregory A. Brent
November Read Online: Progress in Thyroid Cancer Genomics: A 40-Year Journey James Fagin
December Read Online: The Origin of Antithyroid Drugs Clark T. Sawin & David S. Cooper


March   View Video: Personal Reflections on the History of Graves’ Disease Treatment  Terry Davies and Dawn Elfenbein
June  View Video: History Of Thyroid Cancer Surgical Pathology  Ronald Ghossein and Sara Jiang
September   View Video: The Use And Abuse Of Thyroid Hormone Replacement Victor Bernet and Anne Cappola 
December   View Video: Treatment De-Escalation Focusing On The Extent Of Thyroid Surgery And Active Surveillance And Non-Surgical Treatment Of Thyroid Nodules   Louise Davies and Megan Haymart