Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Leader, Endocrine Neoplasia Diseases Group, Duke Cancer Institute
Director, Health Services Research, Department of Surgery
Department / Division
Surgery / Surgical Oncology
Durham, NC 27710
Endocrine surgery, including surgery for thyroid cancer; minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and laparoscopic adrenalectomy (posterior retroperitoneal); clinical trials; surgical oncology
Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS is Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Duke University and leader of the endocrine neoplasia disease group in the Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is widely published in outcomes analysis, as well as cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and survey-based research, and she is director of health services research for Duke Surgery. Her research group is multi-disciplinary, and she has collaborators in health services research and outcomes, biostatistics, geriatrics, endocrinology, oncology, vascular surgery, breast surgery, pharmacology and cancer biology, and stem cell research. She is a member of the International Thyroid Oncology Group, and has been a PI or investigator in a number of clinical trials for advanced thyroid cancer. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Journal of Thyroid Research, and she is Associate Editor of the Journal of Surgical Research and editor of the endocrine tumors section of Current Opinion in Oncology. She has served on ATA guidelines committees for hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. She is the vice president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Dr Sosa is the recipient of grants from the Paget Foundation, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Donaghue Foundation, the American Geriatrics Association/Hartford Foundation, and the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Fund. She was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, her MA at Oxford, and her MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency program and a fellowship.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.