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Brian Saunders, MD

Brian Saunders, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Disease Teams:
Cancer Institute, Head and Neck Cancer Team

Research Interests

  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Neoplasms
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Surgeons
  • Parathyroid Hormone
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Lithium
  • Elderly
  • Thyroid Neoplasms

Recent Publications


Kulaylat, AN, Saunders, BD, Allen, SR, Aarons, CB & Hoffman, RL 2023, 'Evaluating the Implementation of a Medical Student's Handoff Curriculum During the Surgery Clerkship', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 282, pp. 262-269.
Ngo, L, Wang, C, Greene, AC, Tsai, AY, Kulaylat, AN & Saunders, BD 2023, 'Mediastinal parathyroidectomy by VATS for persistent, sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism in an adolescent', Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, vol. 88, 102522.


Hughes, A, Im, K, Zhu, J & Saunders, B 2022, 'A descriptive analysis of general surgery residency program directors in the United States', American Journal of Surgery, vol. 224, no. 5, pp. 1247-1251.


Davies, L, Chen, AY, Givi, B, Saunders, B, Walker, E, Polacco, MA, Terris, D & Randolph, G 2021, 'Current Trainee and Workforce Patterns for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery in the United States', Endocrine Practice, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 749-753.


Walker, JB, Gogoj, A, Saunders, BD, Canter, DJ, Lehman, K & Raman, JD 2019, 'Accuracy of the NSQIP risk calculator for predicting complications following adrenalectomy', International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 1291-1295.