Eric R Frykberg MD Lecture

Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS
Julie Ann Sosa MD MA FCS is the 2022 invited lecturer

Julie Ann Sosa, M.D. M.A. FACS

Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Confronting controversy and changing practice…with evidence and courage, as a resident!

At the conclusion of the educational presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify some of the contemporary controversies in the diagnosis and management of differentiated thyroid cancer
  2. Describe the evidence that serves as the underpinning for current practice guidelines in the management of thyroid cancer
  3. List strategies for success as a learner interested in pursuing a career as an academic surgeon.

About Dr. Sosa

Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS is the Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine and affiliated faculty for the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. 

Dr. Sosa came to UCSF in 2018 from Duke. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is an NIH- and FDA-funded investigator and author of nearly 400 peer-reviewed publications and 80 book chapters and reviews, all largely focused on outcomes research, health care delivery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer, with a focus on clinical trials. She has authored or edited 7 books.

Dr. Sosa is President-elect of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and serves on the Board of Directors/Executive Council of the ATA and International Thyroid Oncology Group, as well as practice guidelines committees for the ATA, NCCN, and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons; for the ATA, she is chairing the committee responsible for writing the next iteration of differentiated thyroid cancer guidelines. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Surgery and is an editor of Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice. She has mentored more than 90 students, residents, and fellows, for which she was recognized with induction as a full member to the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Educators in 2020, and with the Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Lectureship Award from the ATA in 2017. 

Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, MA at Oxford, and MD at Johns Hopkins, where she completed the Halsted residency and a fellowship.

Curriculum Vitae for Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS