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Roy (Roy) Phitayakorn, MD

Assistant Surgeon

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 and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Thyroid Tumors
  • Parathyroid Tumors
Clinical Interests
Parathyroid and thyroid surgery
Thyroid surgery
Thyroid cancer surgery
Thyroid tumors
Thyroid disorders
Parathyroid surgery
Parathyroid tumors
Parathyroid disease
Neck dissection
General and gastrointestinal surgery
Adrenal disease
Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency, Case Western Reserve University Hospital
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


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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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)."

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: 617-643-7935
Phone 2: 617-643-7955
Fax: 617-724-3951