Michael T. Stang, MD Michael T. Stang, MD

Michael T. Stang, MD

Endocrine Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

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ABOUT ME

I find the endocrine organs and hormones fascinating and am forever learning new things from my patients. I cherish the overwhelming success in helping control and normalize hormone processes surgically. The hugs, handshakes or tears of joy from my patients at their follow up are the reason I became an endocrine surgeon. In addition to the treatment of aberrant endocrine gland function, I also evaluate any tumor process of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and endocrine pancreas. The unfortunate reality is that many of these tumors are cancerous. My own family has dealt with thyroid cancer. The experiences of my wife and mother-in-law in dealing with the diagnosis of cancer, the surgery, the treatment, the challenge of hormone regulation, the follow up and the reality of cancer recurrence is something that is a part of me and reflected in how I relate to my cancer patients.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD with Distinction, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, 2000
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pennsylvania), 2000-2008
FELLOWSHIP
Endocrine Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pennsylvania), 2008-2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have built a practice that is taking unique approaches with robotic surgery of the thyroid that avoids a neck incision or scar. I study the outcomes of this technique and continue to further introduce technological advancements into the field of endocrine surgery. Another research interest is in the molecular mechanisms of thyroid cancer and the effect that varying mutations or combination of mutations can influence our surgical and medical treatment of thyroid cancer. From a cell biology standpoint, I am interested in continued study of how cells process and recycle (autophagy) and how this is impacted by the most common inflammatory disease affecting our thyroid patients - autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis). It is in a better understanding of how the stressed thyroid cell adapts to inflammation that we could possibly develop adjuvant thyroid cancer treatments.

PUBLICATIONS
View Michael Stang's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.