2017 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program

Julie Ann Sosa

M.D., M.A.

Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Julie Ann Sosa is Professor of Surgery and Medicine (Oncology) at Duke University, where she serves as Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Director of the Surgical Center for Outcomes Research, as well as Leader of the Endocrine Neoplasia Diseases Group and Co-Leader of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program at the Duke Cancer Institute. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is an NIH-funded investigator and author of 270 peer-reviewed publications and 50 book chapters, largely focused on outcomes research, health care delivery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer, with a focus on clinical trials. Dr. Sosa is Treasurer-elect of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and serves on the Board of Directors/Executive Council of the ATA, International Thyroid Oncology Group, and Society for Surgical Oncology, as well as practice guidelines committees for the ATA and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. She is deputy editor of JAMA-Surgery and incoming Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Surgery. She has mentored more than 50 students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her A.B. at Princeton, MA at Oxford, and M.D. at Johns Hopkins University, where she completed the Halsted residency and a fellowship.