About Gregory Randolph, MD, FACS

With more than 25 years of experience in otolaryngology, Dr. Gregory Randolph specializes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He is a Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, the Claire and John Bertucci Endowed Chair in Thyroid Surgical Oncology, and a surgeon at Mass. Eye and Ear, where he also serves as the Director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery Division. Dr. Randolph has a thyroid and parathyroid surgical practice, seeing patients and operating at both Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General.

Dr. Randolph was the first otolaryngologist member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), the first otolaryngologist member and council member of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES), and the first otolaryngologist and United States surgeon to be board-certified in endocrine surgery in the European Union. Alongside Dr. Henning Dralle of Germany, he founded the Global International Neural Monitoring Study Group, which has generated multiple publications and standards guidelines for neural monitoring at thyroid surgery.

With more than 155 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Randolph has focused the bulk of his research on recurrent laryngeal nerve anatomy, preservation, and monitoring during thyroid cancer surgery, with a concentration on the importance of laryngeal exams, the recognition of lymph node metastasis, and revision cancer surgery.

He has led thyroid surgical missions to St. Petersburg, Russia; Guangzhou, China; Kenya; rural India; and the Chernobyl region of the Ukraine. He founded and directs the Harvard Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Course for surgeons and has directed international surgical courses in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Russia.

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Mass General Surgery: Surgical Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4000

Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 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:S1S16, 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.

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