About Gregory Randolph, MD

Gregory W. Randolph is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Cornell and Harvard Medical Schools. He serves as Director of the General Otolaryngology Division and founded and directs the Division of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. Dr. Randolph's surgical activity focuses exclusively on thyroid and parathyroid and related neck surgery seeing patients and operating at both Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary and Mass General Hospital. As a Head and Neck surgeon his Dr. Randolph has focused the bulk of his research on recurrent laryngeal nerve anatomy, preservation and monitoring during thyroid and parathyroid surgery and thyroid cancer surgery with focus on lymph node metastasis and revision cancer surgery and has lead thyroid surgical missions to thyroid surgical units in St. Petersburg, Russia, Guangzhou, China, and in the Chernobyl region of the Ukraine. He directs the Harvard Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Course for surgeons. He founded the first Otolaryngology based Thyroid and Parathyroid surgical fellowship in the U.S.

He has published an endocrine surgical text: Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland? published by Saunders which has been nominated for a publishing industry award as a new and innovative surgical text and is being translated to Russian, Portuguese, Turkish and Chinese.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Fax: 617-573-3914

Surgical Oncology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Medical Education

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

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Dr. Randolph's research centers on the recurrent laryngeal nerve and its management and preservation during thyroid cancer surgery. This involves both human and animal studies and focuses on the electrophysiologic manifestation of neural injury during monitored surgery. Also his research focuses on thyroid cancer lymph node detection and management and revision surgery for thyroid cancer.


  • Recent Articles:

    Randolph GW, Henning D and the International Neural Monitoring Study Group. Electrophysiologic Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: International Standards Guideline Statement. Laryngoscope, 121:S1 S16, 2011.

    Pierce E, Randolph GW. Surgery of the Well Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: The pendulum swings back in the central neck (Editorial) Endocrine Practice; 16 (5) 913-917, 2010.

    Randolph GW. The importance of pre- and postoperative laryngeal examination for thyroid surgery. (Editorial) Thyroid 20(5):453-8, 2010.