Chair of Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Director MGH Thyroid Cancer Research Laboratory
Dr. Parangi is a busy endocrine surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She is Chair of Surgery at Newton Wellesley Hospital and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is dedicated to personalized care of patients with thyroid disease, including thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism. She focuses her clinical efforts on endocrine surgery and applies her basic science knowledge and expertise to tumor progression in thyroid cancer. She is one of a handful of thyroid surgeons with expertise in molecular biology and has over 100 publications, many on thyroid cancer therapeutics and the latest in imaging and treatment of hyperparathyroidism  in premiere journals. She has been a council member for the most prestigious organization of endocrine surgeons in the US, The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and Chair of the Publications committee of The American Thyroid Association. She has won numerous awards for her research on understanding the role of the BRAF oncoprotein, why some patients with thyroid cancer do worse than others and how to help them. Her work in thyroid cancer details certain key genetic changes seen more frequently in those who do poorly, to help elucidate the role of these genetic changes in the aggressive behavior of those cancers.  This important research effort focuses on clarifying the molecular mechanism of thyroid cancer invasion and understanding the process of disease progression in patients with thyroid cancer.
Video: Preparing for Thyroid Surgery
Video: Planning a Career in Academic Surgery
Charged Episode Featuring Dr. Parangi: Making Surgery a More Sustainable Career for Women
Chair of Surgery, Newton Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street Suite 563
Newton, MA 02462