Founded in 2001, the Thyroid Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the first and largest centers in the United States exclusively devoted to the care and treatment of children with thyroid conditions. We offer clinical evaluation and treatment for infants, children, and adolescents with all types of thyroid disease, including thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism.

When it comes to the treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, experience is crucial. Although thyroid cancer is less common in children than in adults, the rate of surgical complications is higher, perhaps because few surgeons are well versed in the treatment of pediatric thyroid disease. At Boston Children’s Thyroid Center, our pediatric surgeons specialize in the care of children and adolescents with thyroid disease, making us one of the most experienced centers of its kind in the country. This breadth and depth of knowledge result in exceptional outcomes and a low rate of surgical complications, which means that you can trust that your child is in the best hands.

Principal Investigators

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Principal Investigator
Scientific Committee
Executive Board
Ari Wassner
Pediatric Endocrinologist