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Pediatric Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Program

At the Vanderbilt Pediatric Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Program, we use a team approach to treat children with thyroid issues, which can include thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, among other complex thyroid problems. National guidelines recommend that pediatric thyroid surgery should be performed in a hospital with the full spectrum of specialty care, and that's what we do at Children’s Hospital. We provide personal care for our patients through experience, collaboration and advanced research. Your child and family will have access to multiple specialists and experts with coordinated clinic visits, and follow-up care available in Nashville and Murfreesboro.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to pediatric thyroid cancers, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Sara K. Bartz

Sara K. BartzMD

    Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ryan H. Belcher

Ryan H. BelcherMD, MPH

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Hearing and Speech, Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Monica E. Lopez

Monica E. LopezMD

    Anal/Rectal Malformation, Endocrine Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Neonatal Surgery, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Surgery, Thyroid Surgery
Christopher M. Baron

Christopher M. BaronMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Daniel J. Benedetti

Daniel J. BenedettiMD, MA

    Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
Scott C. Borinstein

Scott C. BorinsteinMD, PhD

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
Rekha Krishnasarma

Rekha KrishnasarmaMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Huiying Wang

Huiying WangMD

    Pathology, Pediatric Pathology
Vivian L. Weiss

Vivian L. WeissMD, PhD

    Pathology, Pediatric Pathology

Why Choose the Pediatric Thyroid Clinic at Monroe Carell

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Our Pediatric Endocrinology Program has been ranked as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

  • medical research, flask, Innovative techniques
    Access to research

    Our team meets regularly to discuss research and share perspectives. The experts who treat your child learn from the pathologists involved in leading-edge pediatric thyroid research at Vanderbilt. And some of our doctors are gaining new knowledge through their own research, such as how other diseases such as obesity contribute to thyroid problems. Your child's outcome will benefit from what we're learning right here.

  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    Thyroid treatment strategies are complex. Your child's care needs input from the surgeons, endocrinologist, pathologist, radiologists and other experts. Our team working together allows better  communication, which means improved outcome and a better patient experience for your child.

  • timing, timer, clock, fast, speedy, rapid, Convenient care
    Convenient care

    Our clinic organizes appointments with ENT, general surgery, endocrinology, nuclear medicine, radiology and other departments. This means your family will spend less time in the hospital, and your child will get more care in one visit.

Thyroid Nodule and Cancer

When Lexi faced thyroid cancer, the pediatric care team at Monroe Carell set up appointments with several specialists all on the same day, and she had surgery a week later.


2200 Children's Way, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
128 North Anderson Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2200 Children's Way, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2200 Children's Way, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.