Erik K. Alexander, M.D.

Erik K. Alexander, M.D. is Chief of the Thyroid Section, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Alexander has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, mostly focused on the optimal evaluation of thyroid nodules and prevention of unnecessary thyroid surgery.  Seminal articles have published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.   Dr. Alexander is a member of the 2016 American Thyroid Association Guideline Committee on the Care of Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer, and recently was co-chairman of a separate 2017 ATA Guideline on the Care of Patients with Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy.  Dr. Alexander is a past member of the ATA Board of Directors, and frequently speaks at National and International conferences on thyroid disease. He is an active clinician, caring for over 40 patients each week.