Gerard Doherty, MD

GerardDohertyGerard M. Doherty, MD, is the James Utley Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center.

Previously, Dr. Doherty served at the University of Michigan, where he was NW Thompson Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery and Section Head of General Surgery, as well as Director of the Surgery Residency Program.

Doherty’s clinical focus is endocrine oncology and comprises surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas and adrenal glands, as well as the surgical management of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes.

His research interests include a series of projects aiming to regenerate parathyroid cells for replacement of lost tissue in people who are permanently hypoparathyroid. Doherty is an accomplished surgical investigator with two decades of experience in academic administration and research. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and is committed to undergraduate medical education and residency training.

Prior to coming to Boston Medical Center and Boston University in 2012, Doherty spent a decade as chief of General Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System. He is the immediate past-president of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and has held multiple leadership positions in national and international professional groups, including the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Doherty is currently President-Elect of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and will be President for the 2014-15 term.