Alan P. Farwell, MD
Clinical Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
BA, University of Vermont

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.

Section Chief of Medicine
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

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  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35596561; PMCID: PMC9293681; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2022.0032;
  2. 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
  3. 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; PMCID: PMC6916129; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2017.0681;
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28385121; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2017.0044;
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27732094
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27295016
  7. Lee S, Farwell AP. Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. Compr Physiol. 2016 Mar 15; 6(2):1071-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27065175; DOI: 10.1002/cphy.c150017;
  8. Farwell AP. Nonthyroidal illness syndrome. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2013 Oct; 20(5):478-84. PMID: 23974778; DOI: 10.1097/;
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22136210; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2011.0159;
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22136264; DOI: 10.1089/;
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2014-2014 American Thyroid Association: Distinguished Service Award
2013-2021 US News and World Report: Top Docs
2012-2021 Boston Magazine: Top Docs
2005-2005 University of Massachusetts Medical School: Department of Medicine Recognition for Excellence in Patient Care
2003-2004 American Thyroid Association: Outstanding Committee Chair, American Thyroid Association
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