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Ralph P. Tufano
Otolaryngology, Thyroid and Parathyroid.



Personal informations

Dr. Tufano was the Charles W. Cummings MD Endowed Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 2012-2021. Dr. Tufano had served as the department’s Director of the Division of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery from 2011-2021 as its first director. He also established the American Head and Neck Society accredited fellowship in Endocrine Surgery there in 2014. He has served on the Board of the American Thyroid Association (ATA).

He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Surgical Affairs Committee for the ATA and served as its inaugural co-chair. He is a past chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s Endocrine Surgery Committee and served on the American Head and Neck Society’s Endocrine Section Board. He has authored over 260 peer-reviewed papers, and more than 40 textbook chapters related to thyroid and parathyroid diseases. He has also edited two textbooks in the field. His research interests include novel directed therapies for the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid diseases, clinical outcomes research including transoral thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and determining the value propositions for thyroid and parathyroid surgical care episodes. After 21 years at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Dr. Tufano joined the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in 2021 to direct the First Physicians Group Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Endocrine Center that consists of a dedicated Thyroid and Parathyroid Center and Head and Neck Cancer Center. He is now a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Florida State University College of Medicine.

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