Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Brian Saunders, MD

Brian Saunders, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Disease Teams:
Head and Neck Cancer
Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Cancer

Research Interests

  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pregnancy
  • Parathyroid Hormone
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Lithium

Recent Publications


Rappaport, M, Skierczynski, P, Dungy-Poythress, L, Benjamin, T, Saunders, B, Wagner, AA & James, BC 2018, 'Chromaffin-cell tumors in pregnancy: A case series and systematic review' World Journal of Endocrine Surgery, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 163-169.


Gallagher, TM, Bucciarelli, M, Kavalukas, SL, Baker, M & Saunders, B 2017, 'Attitudes toward genetic counseling and testing in patients with inherited endocrinopathies', Endocrine Practice, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 1039-1044.
Shah-Becker, S, Derr, J, Oberman, BS, Baker, A, Saunders, B, Carr, M & Goldenberg, D 2018, 'Early neurocognitive improvements following parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism', Laryngoscope, vol. 128, no. 3, pp. 775-780.


Saunders, B 2016, 'Surgery for secondary hyperparathyroidism', Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 136-144.


Magister, MJ, Chaikhoutdinov, I, Schaefer, E, Williams, N, Saunders, B & Goldenberg, D 2015, 'Association of thyroid nodule size and Bethesda class with rate of malignant disease', JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 141, no. 12, pp. 1089-1095.
Setabutr, D, Vakharia, K, Nogan, SJ, Kamel, GN, Allen, T, Saunders, B & Goldenberg, D 2015, 'Comparison of SPECT/CT and planar MIBI in terms of operating time and cost in the surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism' Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 94, no. 10-11, pp. 448-452.
Payne, SJ, Smucker, JE, Bruno, M, Winner, L, Saunders, B & Goldenberg, D 2015, 'Radiographic evaluation of non-localizing parathyroid adenomas', American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 217-222.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)