A graduate of College of the Holy Cross and Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Doherty completed residency training at UCSF, including fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He joined Washington University School of Medicine in 1993, and became Professor of Surgery in 2001. In 2002 he was named Head of General Surgery and Thompson Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan, where he also served as General Surgery Program Director and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Doherty was Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at Boston University and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center, before becoming Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Doherty has focused on surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas and adrenal glands as well as the surgical management of MEN syndromes. He has devoted substantial effort to medical student and resident education policy. His bibliography includes over 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters, and several edited books.
He currently serves as President-elect of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Past-President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, member of the Surgical Oncology Board of the ABS, Editor-in-Chief of VideoEndocrinology and Reviews Editor of JAMA Surgery.