Gerard Doherty, M.D. joined the University of Michigan General Surgery
Section in April 2002, as the first Norman Thompson Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Doherty is Chief of the Endocrine Surgery Division and Section Head
for General Surgery. Dr. Doherty graduated from the College of Holy Cross
and received his MD degree from Yale University School of Medicine. His
General Surgery residency was at the University of California San
Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Doherty went on to the National Cancer
Institute as a medical staff fellow and two years later joined the faculty
in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine
in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Doherty's clinical interests focus on endocrine surgery. His special
interests include thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, tumors of the
endocrine pancreas, and multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes. He is
actively involved in laboratory research and focuses on the molecular
steps of parathyroid development.
Dr. Doherty is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters and 12
textbooks. He holds board certification in Surgery and is a member of
numerous professional societies. He is an active investigator in the
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, and serves on its Executive
and Executive Steering Committees. He is also Secretary-Treasurer of the
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Associate Editor of
the World Journal of Surgery.