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  His primary focus is on building a Department of Surgery best suited to meet the needs of the Boston community and of the students and residents who come to Boston to train.

Dr. Doherty’s clinical interest 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 have included advancing the clinical care of patients with endocrine tumors, and a series of projects aiming to regenerate parathyroid cells for replacement of lost tissue in people who are permanently hypoparathyroid.

Dr. Doherty is an accomplished surgical investigator with two decades of experience in academic administration and research. He has authored more than 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, many of which describe advances in undergraduate medical education and residency training.

Prior to coming to Boston Medical Center and Boston University in 2012, 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. He was the President of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and has held multiple leadership positions in national and international professional groups, including on the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Doherty is the immediate Past-President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES).