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American Thyroid Association elects board members

November 28, 2014

The American Thyroid Association installed new board members during its 84th annual meeting in Coronado, Calif.

Robert C. Smallridge, MD, will serve as president. Smallridge is professor of medicine and former chair of the endocrinology division at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He is deputy director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, and he is the Alfred D. and Audrey M. Petersen professor in cancer research. Smallridge served as treasurer of the association from 1988 to 1993, and as chair of the Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Task Force from 2009 to 2012.

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