• Specialties

    Thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, patient education and advocacy

  • Departments

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Alan P. Farwell, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and a clinical professor of medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Farwell is among the country’s top senior clinician-educators in endocrinology. 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, a monthly online journal that presents summaries of research studies written in lay language to allow thyroid research to reach the widest possible audience. He specializes in thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, and patient education and advocacy.
  • Administrative Title

    Clinical Professor, Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Education

    University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, 1984
  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center, 1984-1987
  • Fellowship

    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, 1987-1990
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Special Interests

    Thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, patient education and advocacy


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