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Dr. Robert Frankenthaler
Dr. Robert Frankenthaler is one of the most experienced thyroid surgeons in the world. His surgical career spans almost three decades, with advanced training in head and neck surgical oncology. Dr. Frankenthaler is a board certified Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon who completed his fellowship training at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and then served on faculty at that same institution (US News and World’s report number one cancer center) before joining the Harvard teaching hospital systems. Dr. Frankenthaler has become recognized internationally as one of the leading experts in the surgery of thyroid tumors. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his scholastic efforts, his mentoring skills, and his clinical work, being awarded the William T. Montgomery teaching award for excellence at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, in 1982, Dr. Frankenthaler immediately secured an internship with Beth Israel Hospital. Following this, Dr. Frankenthaler moved to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Medical Centre, where he completed a residency and a later a chief residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Frankenthaler then secured a highly competitive fellowship program providing advanced training in head and neck surgical oncology, at the UTMD Anderson Cancer Center. After 18 months, Dr. Frankenthaler received the honor of being asked to remain as a faculty member, which he did for almost six years. Following this, Dr. Frankenthaler was recruited to Boston to join the Harvard University medical faculty at the Brigham and Woman's Hospital, the Beth Israel Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a role he remained in for over 20 years.
In his move to Boston in 1994, Dr. Frankenthaler joined the Joint Center for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, where he secured appointments and affiliations with numerous institutions, including the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. After a decade of contributing to the Harvard System, Dr. Frankenthaler was asked to be the Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital. He remained in this position for eight years, before deciding to join Dr. Clayman at the Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center within the Thyroid Institute of Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Frankenthaler is an active member of AAOHNS Board of Governor, AAOHNS, and AHNS committees. He has presented at numerous national meetings and has taught several courses at the Academy’s national meeting. He has been a regular reviewer for the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Journal and has been the recipient of an Honor Award for his contributions to the Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
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Norman Parathyroid Center: An Amazing Partnership
For high calcium and parathyroid disease where abnormal parathyroid glands require surgical removal, our partners and colleagues at the Norman Parathyroid Center are the global leaders in the evaluation and surgical management of parathyroid disease and are the only individuals that he recommends to manage this disease. We do not remove parathyroid glands. We refer patients with high calcium and parathyroid disease to the Norman Parathyroid center. You can view Dr. Norman’s website parathyroid.com here.