The sites described below offer a vast array of information on thyroid disease, thyroid research, and specialists in the field of thyroid health and disease as well as companies that make thyroid products. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, it probably doesn’t exist. Many of the sites point to other links that provide still more information.
You can generally depend upon the information in these sites although they may point you towards sites where the information is less reliable.
Never make changes in your thyroid care without consulting your physician.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
An organization founded in 1992 to serve as the voice of clinical endocrinologist, those actually seeing patients. They provide practice guidelines, a calendar of important events in endocrinology and a place both to find an endocrinologist and for endocrinologists to find a position.
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
An organization dedicated to the advancement of endocrine surgery and a place to find a thyroid surgeon.
If you live outside the USA, go to the site of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and select your home area.
American Thyroid Association
An organization founded in 1923 to promote research in thyroid disease, to spread new knowledge of thyroid disease and to guide public policy on issues related to thyroid disease. On this important site you will find patient information and guidelines for physicians.
Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association
An organization founded to promote thyroid research and education throughout Asia and Oceania.
The Endocrine Society
A leading source for research and information on all branches of endocrinology, the study of the glands that produce hormones. It was founded in 1916.
European Thyroid Association
An organization of European thyroid specialist that promotes research and education about thyroid disease.
Mayo Clinic Foundation For Medical Information and Research
An excellent source of patient information on major thyroid conditions.
Medline Plus Thyroid Diseases
A service of the National Library of Medicine providing information about thyroid disease management and research.
A service of Merck Pharmaceutical Company with patient information in English, German and French.
National Graves. Disease Foundation
A support group, now more than ten years old, dedicated exclusively to Graves patients.
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
The site of a huge database of diseases that are inherited by getting a single gene. If you search by “thyroid”, you will find all of the currently known thyroid disorders in this database.
Synthroid Information Network
A website founded by Abbott Laboratories, makers of Synthroid, a form of thyroxine, to provide information concerning their drug.
Thyroid Federation International
An organization founded in 1995 to deal with the problems of thyroid disease on a global basis, mainly involved in helping people start a thyroid patient organization in their country or locale.