J. WILLIAM CHARBONEAU, M.D., is Professor of Radiology at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester Minnesota. He is also a staff physician at the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiologic Society of North America, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, and Zumbro Valley Medical Society. He has published 100 articles in professional journals since 1976. He was the coeditor for two textbooks on ultrasonography and two course syllabi on sonography. He was also the assistant editor for the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book published in 1990. Dr. Charboneau received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin where he also completed graduate work in anatomy. He did his residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and he is American board certified in radiology.
VIRGINIA A. LIVOLSI, M.D., is Professor of Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has received the Medal of Honor from Tokyo University in Tokyo, Japan. She is a member of the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer: Biological Resources Bank Working Group and served a member of the review committee of the Specialized Programs for Research Excellence in Breast Cancer (1992). Since 1990 she has written 15 articles and papers on various aspects of thyroid cancer for numerous publications including Endocrine Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Clinical Oncology, Modern Pathology, Human Pathology, and Cancer. Dr. LiVolsi received her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She interned in pathology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and she worked in a National Cancer Institute Traineeship in Surgical Pathology as well as served as the Chief Resident in Pathology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
ERNEST L. MAZZAFERRI, M.D., M.A.C.P., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH is internationally known for his work in the treatment of thyroid cancer. He is the former chair of the American College of Physicians' Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee and has published articles on screening and treatment effectiveness.
STEPHEN G. PAUKER, M.D. Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, New England Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine, Tufts University is an expert on clinical decision making and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Pauker is a member of the Institute of Medicine. Previously, he has served on the Committee to Evaluate the Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Workshops on the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Process and the Use of Drugs in the Elderly, both within the IOM. His publications and