Dr. Phitayakorn is a general and endocrine surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has been recognized with several national 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
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Concord: Emerson Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. 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 Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School with a practice in general surgery and endocrine surgery at the main campus of the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Phitayakorn is also the MGH Department of Surgery Director of Medical Student Education and Surgical Education Research and the Co-Director of the American College of Surgeons-accredited MGH Surgery Education Research and Simulation Fellowship program.  Finally, Dr. Phitayakorn is the Senior Education Research and Development Consultant for the New England Journal of Medicine Group.

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 50 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters and is co-author of the book, "Thyroid Disease (Biographies of Disease)."


Surgery Department
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-643-7935
Fax: 617-724-3951