Alan P. Farwell MD
Section Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management
Clinical Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management
720 Harrison Ave | (617) 638-8873
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Alan Farwell, MD, Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, is among the country’s top senior clinician-educators in endocrinology, who specializes in thyroid disease, thyroid cancer and patient education and advocacy. He is the founding chair of the Patient Education and Advocacy Committee of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), founding chair of the ATA Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education and editor-in-chief of Clinical Thyroidology for the Patient (now Public), a monthly online journal that presents summaries of research studies written in lay language to allow the rapid dissemination of thyroid research to the widest possible audience.
MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1984
BA, University of Vermont, 1977
Solomon AL, Farwell AP, Pearce EN, Lee SY. Letter to the Editor: A Patient-Centered Survey-Based Assessment of Prenatal Management of Hypothyroidism for Women of Reproductive Age. Thyroid. 2022 Jul; 32(7):871-874. PMID: 35596561.Published on 7/14/2020
Farwell AP. Commentary on "Long Work Hours Are Associated with Hypothyroidism: A Cross-Sectional Study with Population-Representative Data" by Lee et al. Thyroid. 2020 10; 30(10):1395-1396. PMID: 32515289.Published on 4/5/2018
Peterson SJ, Cappola AR, Castro MR, Dayan CM, Farwell AP, Hennessey JV, Kopp PA, Ross DS, Samuels MH, Sawka AM, Taylor PN, Jonklaas J, Bianco AC. An Online Survey of Hypothyroid Patients Demonstrates Prominent Dissatisfaction. Thyroid. 2018 06; 28(6):707-721. PMID: 29620972.Published on 5/9/2017
von Oettingen J, He X, Jean-Baptiste E, Altenor K, Farwell A, Braverman LE. Use of Bouillon Cubes Is a Major Source of Alleviating Iodine Deficiency in Haiti. Thyroid. 2017 06; 27(6):861-862. PMID: 28385121.Published on 10/1/2016
Palermo NE, Modzelewski KL, Farwell AP, Fosbroke J, Shankar KN, Alexanian SM, Baker WE, Simonson DC, McDonnell ME. OPEN ACCESS TO DIABETES CENTER FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT REDUCES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE SUSEQUENT YEAR. Endocr Pract. 2016 Oct; 22(10):1161-1169. PMID: 27732094.Published on 6/13/2016
Palermo NE, Modzelewski KL, Farwell AP, Fosbroke J, Shankar KN, Alexanian SM, Baker WE, Simonson DC, McDonnell ME. OPEN ACCESS TO DIABETES CENTER FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT REDUCES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE SUBSEQUENT YEAR. Endocr Pract. 2016 Jun 13. PMID: 27295016.Published on 3/15/2016
Lee S, Farwell AP. Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. Compr Physiol. 2016 Mar 15; 6(2):1071-80. PMID: 27065175.Published on 10/1/2013
Farwell AP. Nonthyroidal illness syndrome. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2013 Oct; 20(5):478-84. PMID: 23974778.Published on 12/2/2011
Spitzer M, Alexanian S, Farwell AP. Thyrotoxicosis with post-treatment hypothyroidism in a patient with acute suppurative thyroiditis due to porphyromonas. Thyroid. 2012 Jan; 22(1):97-100. PMID: 22136210.Published on 12/1/2011
Farwell AP, Lawrence JE, Pearce EN, Emerson CH, Tangpricha V. E. Chester Ridgway delivers the first Lewis E. Braverman distinguished award lectureship at the American Thyroid Association's 2011 annual meeting. Thyroid. 2011 Dec; 21(12):1293-4. PMID: 22136264.
Published on 4/6/2022
Hypothyroidism⎥Weight Gain, Fatigue, and Sluggishness, with Dr. Alan Farwell from Boston Medical Center
Published on 3/22/2021
Combo Thyroid Hormones as Good as Levothyroxine for HypothyroidismView full list of 2 media mentions.