Dr. Phitayakorn is a general and endocrine surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has been recognized with several awards for his compassionate patient care skills.


General & Gastrointestinal Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Thyroid cancer surgery
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid tumors
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Neck dissection
  • General and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Adrenal disease
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency, Case Western Reserve University Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Roy Phitayakorn is a general and endocrine surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and is interested in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Dr. Phitayakorn graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. While a medical student, he won both the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Student Award and the Sheehan/Cheke Memorial Prize for Exemplifying the Patient-Physician Relationship in 2002. Dr. Phitayakorn completed his residency training in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and also has a Masters degree in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Phitayakorn completed his endocrine surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is currently an Instructor for Surgery at the Harvard Medical School and an Educational Consultant for the Partners Office of Graduate Medical Education. He and his wife Angel, very much enjoy exploring the world, being foodies, and antiquing.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Please see my PubMed summary at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=phitayakorn%20r

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr. Phitayakorn has written over 25 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters and is co-author of the book, "Thyroid Disease (Biographies of Disease)."

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  • Thyroid Surgery: Outcomes and Ongoing Care

    Roy Phitayakorn, MD, endocrine surgeon, and Giuseppe Barbesino, MD, endocrinologist, of the Thyroid Nodule Program at Massachusetts General Hospital discuss outcomes and ongoing care after thyroid surgery.


Surgery Department
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-643-7935617-643-7955
Fax: 617-724-3951

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