The Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules PIM Task Force


Susan Mandel, MD, MPH a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she also directs the fellowship program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic. She attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and completed her medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. After finishing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, she was a faculty member at the Brigham prior to moving to the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, and the American Thyroid Association, where she has served on several committees in leadership positions. Her research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules, the novel introduction of I-123 imaging in differentiated thyroid cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy. She has authored papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and as well as publications in the endocrine and nuclear medicine journals. In addition, she is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Thyroid.


Erik Alexander, MD a thyroidologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alexander's focus surrounds the evaluation of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, as well as the diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders during pregnancy. He has published original research in numerous journals including the NEJM, J Clin Endo & Metab, and the Annals of Int Med.  Dr. Alexander is a member of the Endocrine Society and a member of the Board of Director for the American Thyroid Association. In addition to his clinical and research interests, Dr. Alexander also is the Director of Medical Student Education at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, where he directs the 3rd and 4th year core clerkships in Internal Medicine. He currently resides with his family in Boston, MA.


M. Carol Greenlee MD, FACP, FACE a private practice endocrinologist in Grand Junction, Colorado. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She currently serves on the Counsel of Subspecialty Societies (CSS) for the ACP and co-chairs the Work Group on PCMH-Neighbor and the Steering Committee for the Work Group as well as the subgroup for development of the Principles of Service Agreements for PCMH. She is active in The Endocrine Society now serving on the Clinical Affairs Core Committee, FDA Task Force and chairing the Clinical Practice Task Force, with past service on the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and as chair of the Fellows Initiative Task Force. For the American Thyroid Association she serves on the Board of Directors, the Hyperthyroid Guidelines Writing Committee, Clinical Affairs Committee and chairs the Task Force on Radioiodine Safety. In addition, she is also on the NDEP Better Diabetes Care web task force, faculty for Colorado Beacon Consortium and the ABIM care coordination PIM committee.