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We offer the latest diagnosis and treatment options for patients with malignant and benign thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal diseases.
UF Health endocrine surgeons provide quality, innovative care to patients with thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases. They offer the latest in surgical care for cancer and benign conditions and are expert fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, specializing in the care of cancer patients. We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, recently ranked one of the nation’s top hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.
Meet Our UF Health Endocrine Surgeon
Francis 'Chip' D Moore MD
Francis Moore, Jr., MD, is a Professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.
Dr. Moore attended Harvard University for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. Following medical school, he interned and completed his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in the Department of Surgery. He also completed a trauma and burn research fellowship in Harvard Medical School’s Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. He later served as chief resident surgeon for both West Roxbury VA Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
After his post-graduate training, Dr. Moore was appointed to the faculty at Harvard Medical School and to the surgical staff at Brigham and Women’s. He was P.I. of a P50 Trauma Center Grant for 17 years. In 2000, he became the Division Chief of General and GI Surgery, and in 2004, Professor of Surgery. In 2010, he was honored with the Moore Chair in Surgery. He concluded his career as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Moore has served as President of Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the Boston Surgical Society, and the New England Surgical Society.
Dr. Moore has received multiple awards throughout his career including the Joseph Murray-Simon Simonian Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring and being recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer. He is also a member of various professional organizations, including the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association.
Moore Chair2010 · Brigham and Women's Hospital
President2008-2009 · New England Surgical Society
President2008-2009 · Boston Surgical Society
President2003-2005 · Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
- Graves disease
- Primary hyperparathyroidism
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid gland removal
- Toxic nodular goiter
UF Health endocrine surgeons care for the following conditions:
- Adrenal cortical carcinoma
- Adrenal nodule
- Aldosteronoma (Conn’s syndrome)
- Cushing disease
- Thyroid nodule
- Thyroid cancer
- Parathyroid adenoma
- Parathyroid cancer
Our thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgeon work closely with other UF Health physicians as part of the multidisciplinary UF Health Cancer Center team. Our center is comprised of a key team of endocrinologists, surgeons, radiologists, and radiation oncologists to provide you with cutting-edge treatment options and the highest quality and compassionate care. UF Health endocrine surgeons perform laparoscopic adrenalectomy, minimally-invasive surgery, and fine needle aspiration biopsies. The UF Health Cancer team also provides radioactive iodine, and radiation therapy for patients with endocrine diseases.