Ernest L. Mazzaferri, M.D.
Ernest L. Mazzaferri, M.D., M.A.C.P. was an Endocrinologist and past president of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), as well as a member of ATA’s Guidelines Task Force that developed ATA’s official clinical guidelines (2006) for managing thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. Dr. Mazzaferri was a Master of the American College of Physicians, an award given to approximately 300 people in the US. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and served as Chair of the ABIM Subspecialty Board in Endocrinology. Dr. Mazzaferri had a long and distinguished career in thyroid cancer treatment and research at Ohio State University and in recent years at the University of Florida. He was a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine, chaired the National Cancer Center Network panel that issued guidelines for managing thyroid cancer, and was author and editor of over 200 peer-reviewed publications as well as textbooks on endocrinology and thyroid cancer. He was editor of Clinical Thyroidology and received many awards. He wrote the foreword for the patient reference book, Thyroid Cancer: A Guide for Patients.