Julie Ann Sosa


Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Leader, DCRI Endocrine Neoplasia Disease Program




Dr. Sosa is Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Duke University Medical Center and leader of the endocrine neoplasia disease group in both the DCRI and the Duke Cancer Institute. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is widely published in outcomes analysis, as well as cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and survey-based research, and she is director of health services research for Duke Surgery. Her research group is multi-disciplinary, and she has collaborators in health services research and outcomes, biostatistics, geriatrics, endocrinology, oncology, vascular surgery, breast surgery, pharmacology and cancer biology, and stem cell research.

Sosa's research interests include endocrine surgery, stem cell research, and thyroid cancer. She facilitates training of medical students, surgical residents and fellows in health services research, organizes faculty members and their mentees across surgical divisions and specialties to participate in a regular research-in-progress platforms, and finds areas for collaboration between Duke Surgery and the DCRI.

Sosa is a member of the International Thyroid Oncology Group, and has been principal investigator in a number of clinical trials for advanced thyroid cancer. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Journal of Thyroid Research, and is associate editor of the Journal of Surgical Research and editor of the endocrine tumors section of Current Opinion in Oncology.

Sosa has served on American Thyroid Association guidelines committees for hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer and is the recipient of grants from the Paget Foundation, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Donaghue Foundation, the American Geriatrics Association/Hartford Foundation, and the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Fund.

Sosa received her AB at Princeton, her MA at Oxford, and her MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency program and a fellowship.